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Drupal: Enabled FCKeditor, but it doesn't appear

Posted on 2009-04-10
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I downloaded FCKeditor, unzipped it, then FTP'd the fckeditor directory into the /modules directory. Then enabled it in the Modules page and saved it. Then in the Permissions page I selected all three options in the fckeditor module section.

Then I tried creating a page and blog, but the fckeditor tools didn't appear for either of the text boxes.

What am I missing here? Thx.
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Question by:eastyork
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by:stephencolson
ID: 24115265
Did you also install the fckeditor component, or just the module? The steps as listed in the module are:

   1. Unzip the files in the sites/all/modules directory. It should now
      contain a fckeditor directory.
   2. Download FCKeditor from http://www.fckeditor.net/download. Unzip the
      contents of the fckeditor directory in the
      sites/all/modules/fckeditor/fckeditor directory.
   3. Enable the module as usual from Drupal's admin pages.
   4. Grant permissions for use of FCKeditor in
      "Administer > User Management > Permissions"
      Note: to enable the file browser, read also the
            "How to enable the file browser" section.
   5. Under "Administer > Site configuration > FCKeditor", adjust
      the fckeditor profiles. In each profile you can choose which textareas
      will be replaced by FCKeditor, select default toolbar and configure
      some more advanced settings.
   6. For the Rich Text Editing to work you also need to configure your filters
      for the users that may access Rich Text Editing.
      Either grant those users Full HTML access or use the following:
             
     
 
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       7. To have a better control over line breaks, you may disable Line break converter
          in the chosen filter (recommended).
       8. Modify the fckeditor.config.js file to custom your needs (optional).
          You may copy the needed configuration lines from the default FCKeditor
          configuration settings (sites/all/modules/fckeditor/fckeditor/fckconfig.js),
          the lines in fckeditor.config.js will override most settings.
          In fckeditor.config.js you may define your own toolbars with selected buttons.
          WARNING: clear browser's cache after you modify any of the javascript files.
          If you don't do this, you may notice that browser is ignoring all your changes.
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stephencolson earned 2000 total points
ID: 24115282
Wow. That really blew out my comment, and it won't let me edit it. Let's try this again...

   1. Unzip the files in the sites/all/modules directory. It should now
      contain a fckeditor directory.
   2. Download FCKeditor from http://www.fckeditor.net/download. Unzip the
      contents of the fckeditor directory in the
      sites/all/modules/fckeditor/fckeditor directory.
   3. Enable the module as usual from Drupal's admin pages.
   4. Grant permissions for use of FCKeditor in
      "Administer > User Management > Permissions"
      Note: to enable the file browser, read also the
            "How to enable the file browser" section.
   5. Under "Administer > Site configuration > FCKeditor", adjust
      the fckeditor profiles. In each profile you can choose which textareas
      will be replaced by FCKeditor, select default toolbar and configure
      some more advanced settings.
   6. For the Rich Text Editing to work you also need to configure your filters
      for the users that may access Rich Text Editing.
      Either grant those users Full HTML access or use the following:
      <a> <p> <span> <div> <h1> <h2> <h3> <h4> <h5> <h6> <img> <map> <area> <hr>
      <br> <br /> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <table> <tr> <td> <em> <b> <u> <i> <strong>
      <font> <del> <ins> <sub> <sup> <quote> <blockquote> <pre> <address> <code>
      <cite> <embed> <object> <param> <strike> <caption>.
   7. To have a better control over line breaks, you may disable Line break converter
      in the chosen filter (recommended).
   8. Modify the fckeditor.config.js file to custom your needs (optional).
      You may copy the needed configuration lines from the default FCKeditor
      configuration settings (sites/all/modules/fckeditor/fckeditor/fckconfig.js),
      the lines in fckeditor.config.js will override most settings.
      In fckeditor.config.js you may define your own toolbars with selected buttons.
      WARNING: clear browser's cache after you modify any of the javascript files.
      If you don't do this, you may notice that browser is ignoring all your changes.
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by:eastyork
ID: 24115303
Thanks for taking the time with such a detailed feedback Stephen. I'm going to work through it now and I'll post what happens. I definitely did not do everything you noted here. I installed it like a basic module. I see now that it is not.  Paul
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Author Closing Comment

by:eastyork
ID: 31568870
Thanks for that terrific answer. It worked. I'll have to do more work on your suggestion about modifying the config.js file. I haven't done that before, but I will likely be able to work through. Thanks again.
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