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A Django application that provides a fully functional TinyMCE 4 editor widget for models and forms.

Project description


django-tinymce4-lite is a reworked fork of django-tinymce4. It provides a fully functional TinyMCE 4 editor widget that can be used in Django forms and models.

The application can use django-filebrowser-no-grappelli as a file manager for TinyMCE 4 to insert images and file links into edited text.

Warning: TinyMCE 4 is incompatible with TinyMCE 3. Read TinyMCE docs for more information about how to configure TimyMCE 4 editor widget.

Note: This package includes the latest available version of TinyMCE 4 - 4.9.2. Currently there are no concrete plans to support TinyMCE 5, and if it happens, it will be in a separate package with a different name.


  • Python: 2.7, 3+ (2.7 support to be removed)
  • Django: 1.11-2.1

Quick Start

Install django-tinymce4-lite:

$ pip install django-tinymce4-lite

Add tinymce to INSTALLED_APPS in for your Django project:


Add tinymce.urls to for your project:

urlpatterns = [
    url(r'^tinymce/', include('tinymce.urls')),

In your code:

from django.db import models
from tinymce import HTMLField

class MyModel(models.Model):
    content = HTMLField('Content')

In Django Admin the widget is used automatically for all models that have HTMLField fields. If you are using TinyMCE 4 in your website forms, add variable into your templates:

<!DOCTYPE html>
  {{ }}


MIT license. See LICENSE.txt



  • Support translated strings in settings (merwok).
  • Set TinyMCE localization language when rendering the widget instead of the widget class initialization (allows to set TinyMCE language depending on the web page locale).


  • Upgraded TinyMCE to v.4.9.2


  • Upgraded TinyMCE to v.4.8.3


  • Upgraded TinyMCE to v.4.8.0.
  • Various fixes (maqmigh, ojiii, rvanlaar).


  • Upgraded TinyMCE to v.4.7.11


  • Upgraded TinyMCE to v.4.7.4
  • Fixed using TinyMCE in non-admin forms.
  • Fixed compatibility with django-filebrowser-no-grapelli. This broke compatibility with django-filebrowser (based on grapelli) until the latter adds support for TinyMCE 4.


  • Upgraded TinyMCE to v.4.7.2.
  • Added compatibility with Django 2.0 (thomwiggers).
  • Fixed dropped widget attributes in Django => 1.11 (bentrm).
  • Fixed missing Changelog in sdist .gz distribution.


  • Fixed rendering TinyMCE widgets with multiple inline formsets in Django admin (se-bastiaan).
  • Fixed running Django management commands with ManifestStaticFilesStorage and DEBUG = False (hopefully).
  • Upgraded TinyMCE to v.4.6.7.


  • Fixed running collectstatic command with ManifestStaticFilesStorage and DEBUG = False.


  • Security: protected spellchecker REST endpoint from CRSF.
  • Implemented correct handling of TinyMCE widgets inside inline formsets in Django admin interface.
  • Upgraded TinyMCE to v.4.6.6.


  • Upgraded TinyMCE to v.4.6.4.
  • Fixed the default editor config.


  • Upgraded TinyMCE to v.4.6.2.
  • Added text format selector to the default editor configuration.


  • Upgraded TinyMCE to v.4.6.0.


  • Fixed compatibility with Django v.1.11.


  • Upgraded TinyMCE to v.4.5.5.
  • Fixed language file configuration for languages with country codes (Gagaro).
  • Rendering of the TinyMCE 4 is now tested with Selenium/PhantomJS.


  • Upgraded TinyMCE to v.4.5.1.


  • Upgraded TinyMCE to v.4.4.3
  • Added TINYMCE_ADDITIONAL_JS_URLS configuration option.


  • Upgraded TinyMCE to v.4.4.1.
  • Added Django 1.10 to compatibility matrix.


  • Initial PyPI release.

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