I edit one of the CKEditor profiles and I make a custom button selection thru the Editor Appearance section. However my custom selection doesnt work on the textareas and I keep seeing the default button selection.

What might be the problem?


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mkesicki’s picture

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Do you see any errors in Firebug (Firefox add-on) console ? Please check in admin status report page if you have any errors reported there.
Which version of CKEditor library do you use ?
Which buttons doesn't show ?
Please also check during node creating if you use correct text format according to CKEditor profile which is assigned to it and customized by you.

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1- No errors in Firebug.
2- I use the 4.0.1 version of CKEditor
3- Its not like certain buttons doesnt show. Any button modifications I do is not showing. It just keeps loading the default buttons.
4- Yes I know I am using the correct text format.

0) I goto the CKEditor configuration page. The "Advanced" profile is assigned to the "Filtered HTML" text format and I edit the "Advanced" profile.
a) On the profile edit page I goto the "Editor Appearance" section and I scroll down to the "Toolbar" part. Here I choose the "Basic" where it says "Load sample toolbar". I dont do any button customization. I do save the settings and there is no error messages in Firebug.
b) When I create a new content and the correct text format is selected (filtered html) the Editor buttons are there as they are supposed to be.
c) Now I go back to the same "Advanced" profile settings related to the buttons. Now I do add some buttons by dragging buttons from the "All buttons" section. This time I added a Spaces, Font Name, Font Size and Flash buttons. I save the configuration. Even if I go back to the profile settings page, I still can see the custom button selections correctly. I wanted make sure if the settings are saved and if they dont go back to the defaults but no, thats not the case. Saving is a success and still there is no error messages on Firebug's console.
d) Now when I try to add a new content I expect to see the new buttons I have just added to the editor. However, they are not there and all the buttons I can see are the same buttons that comes when I select the basic toolbar settings.

I can do more tests and provide more details if needed.
I dont know if this is a bug or I am doing something wrong.

hgurol’s picture

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mkesicki’s picture

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Did you downloaded CKEditor library from preset or by CKBuilder (your custom version) ? It is possible that you try to use buttons that are CKEditor's plugins which not exists in your library. Please check try use Full preset of CKEditor library.

hgurol’s picture

I have downloaded the preset, I did not do a custom build. Now I have noticed that some buttons do appear and some dont. Most of dont.

You might be right that maybe some (I mean most) buttons are provided with add-ons and not available with the default download. However, I will be very much surprised if the above listed "Space", "Font Size" and "Font Name" buttons are not available with the default download and requires add-ons to be working.

Anyway, let me do some more test using some add-ons and turn back to you.

Thanks for taking the time...

mkesicki’s picture

as I wrote before, try use Full preset. It has all plugins.

Razunter’s picture

@michal_cksource thanks for the tip. It's hard to notice there are different packages of CKEditor now. Maybe you should mention it somewhere in docs or add detection in module.

mkesicki’s picture

We are working on documentation, but this consumes time. Please be patient.

hgurol’s picture


Yes, I have downloaded the full package of CKEditor and it is working fine now.

wwalc’s picture

Status: Postponed (maintainer needs more info) » Closed (fixed)