TinyMCE, CKEditor, Redactor install in 5.7

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Has anyone installed any of these, know which may be better?

I am looking for a little more functionality in an editor. More word wrap capability around an image, a Read More button etc.

Also which page do these go on?

I am still deep in the learning stages but I thought I was supposed to create a "custom.php" and I did the header_top.php in the concrete/themes/elemental/elements folder for one. I tried it somewhere else too.

Is the custom page for CSS only?

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MrKDilkington
Hi workndawg,

Before trying to incorporate additional rich text editors, I would spend time more time getting familiar with Redactor.

For situations like creating a "Read More" button, you can use the Primary Button custom style in Redactor (this style comes with the Elemental theme). To use it, you would select the text "Read More", and then select Primary button from the custom styles dropdown menu. I will attach screenshots of the steps to do this.

You can find more information on Redactor custom styles in this How-To:
http://www.concrete5.org/documentation/how-tos/designers/adding-red...
(this How-To will be updated tonight to reflect new features recently added to Redactor in the upcoming 5.7.5 release)

Once you are more familiar with Redactor and still find you need additional tools. There is a CKEditor block available on GitHub that was created by community member mesuva. The only limitation is that it is not integrated with the concrete5 sitemap and file manager.

CKEditor block
https://github.com/Mesuva/ckeditor_content...
workndawg replied on at Permalink Reply
workndawg
Thank you for the reply!

Oh so the editor in Elemental is Redactor?

So I just looked at some Read More links on some websites. It looks like they just open a duplicate looking page with the full article.

When I was trying to figure out Joomla it seemed like it just rolled out the rest of the article somehow. The JCE editor just had a Read More type button you could insert anywhere in the article and it would hide most of the article till you clicked Read More.
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MrKDilkington
Redactor is the editor for all rich text entry in concrete5.

"So I just looked at some Read More links on some websites. It looks like they just open a duplicate looking page with the full article."

This can be done by creating a Read More button that links to another page. With the Read More button selected, click the Link button in the Redactor toolbar to create the link.

"When I was trying to figure out Joomla it seemed like it just rolled out the rest of the article somehow. The JCE editor just had a Read More type button you could insert anywhere in the article and it would hide most of the article till you clicked Read More."

This sounds like the full content is being displayed conditionally, possibly using AJAX.
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workndawg
Thank you very much again!

Okay. Looking forward to seeing what the new release includes. I'm just in a steep learning curve finally crawling out of DW MX 2004! It worked for all those years till Responsive came out.

I'm only trying to pound out websites out of necessity , not become a developer, but you know how it is, if you want it done right you better do it yourself.

I only had to know how to occasionally fix html with DW. Now I guess I need to learn at least CSS and PHP it looks like.

Is WS Schools a good place to start with all the stuff I need to learn?