Not everyone who write content for the web know how to use HTML tags. Even if they do know, entering HTML tags to beautify their website content becomes a chore as they are distracted from the topic at hand. Fortunately, there are a number of online WYSIWYG editors which make formatting web pages a breeze.

The following are a couple of open source ones which have gained popularity on the web. All these WYSIWYG editors can be easily embedded in any website and they provide varying degrees of ease in HTML formatting and inserting images on your web pages.

Fckeditor

FCKEditor

FCKEditor

Fckeditor is a WYSIWYG HTML text editor that brings to the web much of the power of desktop editors like MS Word. It’s lightweight and doesn’t require any kind of installation on the client computer. It integrates well with ASP, ASP.NET, Java, ColdFusion, Perl, PHP, JavaScript and more. Fckeditor outputs XHTML 1.0 compliant code.

Ckeditor

CKEditor

CKEditor

Ckeditor is touted as the next generation browser based WYSIWYG editor. CKEditor is a complete rewrite of the FCKeditor and incorporates a brand new UI, faster loading time, a new Javascript API supporting a plugin architecture and many small improvements. It is a given that the editor is fabulous in the looks department.

Nicedit

NiceEdit

NiceEdit

NicEdit is a Lightweight, Cross Platform, Inline Content Editor to allow easy editing of web site content on the fly in the browser. NicEdit Javascript integrates into any site in seconds to make any element/div editable or convert standard textareas to rich text editing.

OpenWYSIWYG

openWYSIWYG

openWYSIWYG

Openwysiwyg is a free cross-browser WYSIWYG editor that provides every rich-text editing feature you need to make your content management system that much better. It is coded entirely in Javascript and hence works superbly with any programming language – be it PHP, Perl, ASP, Java, ASP.NET, ColdFusion and so on.

TinyMCE

TinyMCE

TinyMCE

TinyMCE is a platform independent web based Javascript HTML WYSIWYG editor control released as Open Source under LGPL by Moxiecode Systems AB. It has the ability to convert HTML TEXTAREA fields or other HTML elements to editor instances. TinyMCE is very easy to integrate into other Content Management Systems. It is purportedly the most used WYSIWYG editor in the world, it is used by millions of people around the world for editing content. WordPress uses a customized version of TinyMCE as its default editor.

Wmd

WMD

WMD

WMD is a simple, lightweight HTML editor for blog comments, forum posts, and basic content management. You can add WMD to any textarea with one line of code. Add live preview with one line more. WMD works in nearly all modern browsers, and is completely free to use. It is more of a  WYSIWYM editor and not a WYSIWYG one because it uses Markdown Рa simple markup language Рas an input format, converting  ordinary text to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML) behind the scenes.

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