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Posted on 2016-10-28
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Hi,

I have custom-built a standard version of CKeditor with plugins, downloaded and installed.

When I try to use it, it doesn't work; the editor does not show at all.  The console log is attached.

This is my call...

<script type="text/javascript">
	CKEDITOR.replace( 'txtBody',
    {
        /*extraplugins: 'youtube',*/
		//uiColor : '#F90',
        uiColor : '#FC0',
		//toolbar : 'Basic',
		//toolbar : 'FOBG',
		on :
		{
			instanceReady : function( ev )
			{
				this.dataProcessor.writer.setRules( 'p',
					{
						indent : false,
						breakBeforeOpen : false,
						breakAfterOpen : false,
						breakBeforeClose : false,
						breakAfterClose : false
					});
			}
		}
    });
</script>

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and my config.js:
/**
 * @license Copyright (c) 2003-2016, CKSource - Frederico Knabben. All rights reserved.
 * For licensing, see LICENSE.md or http://ckeditor.com/license
 */

CKEDITOR.editorConfig = function( config ) {
	// Define changes to default configuration here.
	// For complete reference see:
	// http://docs.ckeditor.com/#!/api/CKEDITOR.config

	// The toolbar groups arrangement, optimized for two toolbar rows.
	config.toolbarGroups = [
		{ name: 'clipboard',   groups: [ 'clipboard', 'undo' ] },
		{ name: 'editing',     groups: [ 'find', 'selection', 'spellchecker' ] },
		{ name: 'links' },
		{ name: 'insert' },
		{ name: 'forms' },
		{ name: 'tools' },
		{ name: 'document',	   groups: [ 'mode', 'document', 'doctools' ] },
		{ name: 'others' },
		'/',
		{ name: 'basicstyles', groups: [ 'basicstyles', 'cleanup' ] },
		{ name: 'paragraph',   groups: [ 'list', 'indent', 'blocks', 'align', 'bidi' ] },
		{ name: 'styles' },
		{ name: 'colors' },
		{ name: 'about' }
	];

	// Remove some buttons provided by the standard plugins, which are
	// not needed in the Standard(s) toolbar.
	config.removeButtons = 'Underline,Subscript,Superscript';

	// Set the most common block elements.
	config.format_tags = 'p;h1;h2;h3;pre';

	// Simplify the dialog windows.
	config.removeDialogTabs = 'image:advanced;link:advanced';
};

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Without plugins it works OK.

Can anyone tell me what the problem is please?

Cheers,

  Col
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Not really Ray.  They don't seem to have found an answer either, and a search for Aggregate CKeditor.js seems to bring up Drupal-related issues only, and I'm not using that.

Since the plugin-free build works, maybe I could debug by adding one plugin at a time and seeing which one causes the issue.  

On the subject of plugins, do I have to create a new build each time or could I just add a plugin folder from another build into my current one?  I know I have to enable plugins after adding them but the editor should still work even if the plugins don't.

It's been a tough week, all I seem to have been doing is chasing down problems of one kind or another.
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...plugin-free build works, maybe I could debug by adding one plugin at a time...
That is exactly what I would do!  But since this appears that it may be related to a missing path, if the first plug-in you try fails, take it out and try another plug-in.  It may have something to do with the paths to the plug-ins, and if that's the case, it's likely any plug-in could fail.
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I've had another play without success...will revisit Monday.  Cheers.
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Have a good weekend.
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this appears that it may be related to a missing path, if the first plug-in you try fails, take it out and try another plug-in.  It may have something to do with the paths to the plug-ins, and if that's the case, it's likely any plug-in could fail

I reinstalled a vanilla version, then added one plugin that would be very useful to me.  I used CKEditor's CKbuilder app.  Running CKEditor thereafter showed a lot of bugs with the plugin.  including missing files and incorrect paths, as you indicated Ray.

After my debugging skills ran out I contacted the plugin author who advised downloading the plugin direct, as "CKbuilder has a lot of bugs relating to not loading all files".  I have done this and this particular plugin works OK.

So the moral is, try one plugin at a time, and don't use CKbuilder if it can be avoided.

Cheers
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With missing files as a clue, I found the errors in the plugin's PHP code, contacted the author, downloaded the plugin directly and all seems OK.

Thanks.
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