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Text Plugin for django CMS with CKEditor support

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Text Plugin for django-cms with CK-Editor


This plugin requires django CMS 2.3 or higher to be properly installed.

  • In your projects virtualenv, run pip install djangocms-text-ckeditor.

  • Add 'djangocms_text_ckeditor' to your INSTALLED_APPS setting BEFORE the cms entry.

  • Run migrate djangocms_text_ckeditor.

Upgrading from cms.plugins.text

  • Remove cms.plugins.text from INSTALLED_APPS

  • Add djangocms_text_ckeditor to INSTALLED_APPS

  • Run python migrate djangocms_text_ckeditor 0001 --fake


Default content in Placeholder

If you use Django-CMS >= 3.0, you can use TextPlugin in “default_plugins” (see docs about the CMS_PLACEHOLDER_CONF setting in Django CMS 3.0). TextPlugin requires just one value: body where you write your default HTML content. If you want to add some “default children” to your automagically added plugin (i.e. a LinkPlugin), you have to put children references in the body. References are "%(_tag_child_<order>)s" with the inserted order of chidren. For example:

    'content': {
        'name' : _('Content'),
        'plugins': ['TextPlugin', 'LinkPlugin'],
                    'body':'<p>Great websites : %(_tag_child_1)s and %(_tag_child_2)s</p>'


You can override the setting CKEDITOR_SETTINGS in your

    'language': '{{ language }}',
    'toolbar': 'CMS',
    'skin': 'moono',

This is the default dict that holds all CKEditor settings. If you want to use the CKEditor in your own models, then use the HTMLField from djangocms_text_ckeditor.fields and replace 'toolbar': 'CMS' with 'toolbar': 'HTMLField' in the above settings, in order to add an

For an overview of all the available settings have a look here:

Drag & Drop Images

In IE and Firefox based browsers it is possible to drag and drop a picture into the text editor. This image is base64 encoded and lives in the ‘src’ attribute as a ‘data’ tag.

We detect this images, encode them and convert them to picture plugins. If you want to overwirite this behavior for your own picture plugin:

There is a setting called:

TEXT_SAVE_IMAGE_FUNCTION = 'djangocms_text_ckeditor.picture_save.create_picture_plugin'

you can overwrite this setting in your and point it to a function that handles image saves. Have a look at the function create_picture_plugin for details.

To completely disable the feature, set TEXT_SAVE_IMAGE_FUNCTION = None.


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Usage as a model field

If you want to use the widget on your own model fields, you can! Just import the provided HTMLField like so:

from djangocms_text_ckeditor.fields import HTMLField

And use it in your models, just like a TextField:

class MyModel(models.Model):
    myfield = HTMLField(blank=True)

Extending the plugin

You can use this plugin as base to create your own CKEditor-based plugins.

You need to create your own plugin model extending AbstractClass:

from djangocms_text_ckeditor.models import AbstractText

class MyTextModel(AbstractText):
    title = models.CharField(max_length=100)

and a plugin class extending TextPlugin class:

from djangocms_text_ckeditor.cms_plugins import TextPlugin
from .models import MyTextModel

class MyTextPlugin(TextPlugin):
    name = _(u"My text plugin")
    model = MyTextModel

You can further customize your plugin as other plugins:

Configurable sanitizer

djangocms-text-ckeditor uses html5lib to sanitize HTML to avoid security issues and to check for correct HTML code. Sanitisation may strip tags usesful for some use cases such as iframe; you may customize the tags and attributes allowed by overriding the TEXT_ADDITIONAL_TAGS and TEXT_ADDITIONAL_ATTRIBUTES settings:

TEXT_ADDITIONAL_TAGS = ('scrolling', 'allowfullscreen', 'frameborder')

See the html5lib documentation for further information.

About CKEditor

The current integrated Version of CKeditor is 4.3. For a full documentation visit:

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