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Integrates TinyMCE as alternative WYSIWYG editor in
Backdrop CMS.

Screenshot of the full profile

This module can co-exist with CKEditor, you can also toggle on-the-fly
in node forms, although having both editors turned on might have side effects
on page performance.

Compatible with the Editor Image Dimension Sync

Why another WYSIWYG editor?

Because CKEditor might eventually not be the ideal solution for your site,
especially beginning with its version 5. This integration module is
supposed to be a drop-in replacement for core's CKEditor module.


  • Install this module using the official Backdrop CMS instructions
  • Visit the Text Editors and Formats page under Administration > Configuration > Content authoring (admin/config/content/formats)
  • Create or edit a format. In the "Editor" dropdown, select "TinyMCE"
  • Optionally switch the profile and add custom content CSS URLs
  • Optionally toggle image or file upload and adapt settings

If none of the three default profiles meets your needs, you can create
custom ones with the builder tool. Go to admin/config/content/tinymce-builder
to create a custom profile via drag-and-drop with the buttons you need.

Find additional documentation in the wiki.

Extending with plugins

By default TinyMCE already ships with lots of plugins.
And it's integrated well in Backdrop CMS with its media handling.

But there's more:

And if that's not enough, it's not hard to add custom ones by leveraging
hook_tinymce_external_plugins(). See the
API example for details.


Bugs and feature requests should be reported in the Issue Queue

Current Maintainers


Bundles the versatile TinyMCE JavaScript library,
maintained with <3 by Ephox Corporation DBA Tiny Technologies, Inc.
Licensed under the terms of GNU General Public License Version 2 or later
beginning with its version 7.0 (used to be MIT with version 6).

The editor has been around for two decades and is one of the most used
Open Source JavaScript based WYSIWYG editors, integrated in many projects.


This project is GPL v2 software. See the LICENSE.txt file in this directory for complete text.