Replacing the Default MyBB Editor
The default MyBB editor isn't all that bad, and it does get the job done. Still, if you're like me and you love replacing stuff for additional features or for no reason whatsoever, then you're in luck because there are a couple of other options out there for you. In this article, we are going to be taking a look at a couple different WYSIWYG replacements for MyBB. As always, before doing anything make sure to backup your forum.
SCEditor for MyBBThis is the first editor I decided to look at it. It's described as "lightweight", so I wasn't expecting anything special. Like every MyBB mod, it's installed by dragging and dropping some files over FTP and by activating it in the ACP. Original Editor: SCEditor: The appearance of the editor doesn't change much aside from a few new buttons, but once you dig a little deeper you can begin to see the changes. Some of the changes include:
- Font size and name are now buttons.
- Size is based on numbers instead of small, medium, large, etc. and you get a preview of text size.
- More font colors.
- Date and time inserter.
CKEditor for MyBBWhile taking a quick look at SCEditor was fun and all, the main reason for this post was so that I can take a look at this bad boy. Even though SCEditor is a slight improvement above the default editor, CKeditor looks like a far superior option in comparison. Note: Please make sure to back up, especially with this modification. People have had some problems with it in the past, which is why it has a poor rating, but as of today it seems to be working. But to be safe, make sure to backup your forum. Installation is just like any other MyBB modification. Original Editor: CKEditor: As you can tell, there is a massive improvement when it comes to appearance. While the styling is pretty basic, it's definitely an improvement compared to the 90's look of the default editor. Some more changes include:
- Auto save and restore.
- Color picker.
- Paste from word, and paste as plain text buttons.
- Redo, and undo buttons.
- Special character inserter.
- Styled insert forms.
- Current date and time inserters.
- Ability to change themes.
- Ability to expand with plugins.