I'm not sure if i've made an error installing this module, but as far as i can see (and after inspecting the code) there is no support for setups using the ckeditor standalone module, ie:
(i'm currently on version 7.x-1.6)

I've made a start adding support; i've managed to register the plugin, however when ckeditor loads the button is not available. I assume something must be failing in plugin.js, but i'm not sure what.

Heres the code to register the plugin:

function video_filter_ckeditor_plugin() {
    return array(
        'video_filter' => array(
            // Name of the plugin used to write it.
            'name' => 'video_filter',
            // Description of the plugin - it would be displayed in the plugins management section of profile settings.
            'desc' => t('Video Filter plugin'),
            // The full path to the CKEditor plugins directory, with the trailing slash.
            'path' => drupal_get_path('module', 'video_filter') . '/editors/ckeditor/',
            'buttons' => array(
                'button_name' => array(
                    'icon' => 'video_filter.png',
                    'label' => 'Video filter',

I'm happy to help with supplying a patch to add this, if you / somebody can help spot the problem?



VVS’s picture

For adding in standalone CKEditor see instruction in file: /sites/all/modules/video_filter/editors/ckeditor/README.txt

rooby’s picture

Title:Support for ckeditor standalone module» Update the readme for how to use with the new version of ckeditor
Category:feature» bug

I have followed the instructions and it doesn't seem to work.

The instructions seem to be for the older version of ckeditor, where you added buttons in a text field.
Now there is a fancy drag drop UI for adding buttons.

This worked for me (perhaps this can be added to the readme).

#1279042-2: Video Filter button not appearing in CKEditor

ttkaminski’s picture

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Patch for updated instructions in README.txt based on #1279042-2: Video Filter button not appearing in CKEditor. Also updated the main video_filter README.txt to indicate where to find the ckeditor plugin.

Yaron Tal’s picture

Version:7.x-3.0» 7.x-3.x-dev
new2.43 KB

Since the ckeditor also has a hook_ckeditor_plugins() we could also implement that to make it even simpler.
I updated the readme (taking the patch by @ttkaminski as a basis) to reflect this change and added the hook to the module.
This way you can leave the plugin in the module and there is no need to hack/patch/modify other modules or libraries.

Yaron Tal’s picture

Status:Active» Needs review
new2.85 KB

Updated version of the patch to also reflect the change by @ttkaminski to the main readme file.

bibo’s picture

Title:Update the readme for how to use with the new version of ckeditor» Update the readme for how to use with the new version of ckeditor and implement hook: video_filter_ckeditor_plugin()
Status:Needs review» Reviewed & tested by the community

Thanks Yaron Tal, your patch in #5 worked perfectly. Ckeditor (4) now works as it should.

joep.hendrix’s picture

#5 Works fine.
Thanks all!

Please commit.


agileadam’s picture

The patch in #5 allowed me to add the video filter plugin and button to the standalone CKEditor (after a cache clear).
There is apparently an issue in Chrome; as of right now clicking the button doesn't do anything. #2335169: Reliance on showModalDialog breaks CKEditor plugin in Chrome

DamienMcKenna’s picture

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DamienMcKenna’s picture

Status:Reviewed & tested by the community» Needs work

The button shows in the CKEditor settings page, but it doesn't show on the editor itself.

helmo’s picture

Status:Needs work» Needs review
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The path was missing a '/' to start with. The ckeditor.api.php example also adds this.

I've updated the patch to use base_path() for this, per the example of the media_wysiwyg module. Then it also works for Drupal sites installed in a subdirectory.

MrPeanut’s picture

Patch from #11 applied cleanly, but I'm not seeing the button in "Available buttons" on my CKEditor profile (nor in the Plugins). Using CKEditor 7.x-1.16 (standalone).

kyletaylored’s picture

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I had the same issue in #12. It seems adding base_path() doesn't link to the icon correctly. Once I removed it, the icon showed right up.


zviryatko’s picture

Btw, need to click on checkbox "Plugin to directly embed videos with the video filter module." in "Editor appearance" section.