How to Add Joomla Content Editor to a Joomla Site

How to Add JCE WYSIWYG Editor to Joomla Site

"Joomla Content Editor" (JСE) is one important Joomla extension you must install on your Joomla site. We install JCE on every single Joomla site we build.

JCE has been around since 2006 and has been outstanding since its launch. It makes content editing ridiculously easy and fast.

In this blog post, you will learn how to add JCE on your Joomla site.

It is no secret that the default Joomla HTML editor isn't very powerful. It looks like this:

default tinymce joomla wysiwyg editor

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to install an editor with improved features. It's called JCE (Joomla Content Editor). You can see there are at least 25% more options available to you:

jce html editor with more features

Installing JCE

  • Step 1: Go to You won't need a subscription for anything we're recommending.
  • Step 2: Download this file to your desktop.
  • Step 3: In the administration area of your Joomla site, go to Extensions >> Manage and upload the file.
  • Step 4: Go to Site >> Global Configuration and choose JCE in the field "Default WYSIWYG Editor".
  • Step 5: Now when you go to an article, you'll see the new, improved editor.

JCE Installation Video Tutorial 







What Are the Big Improvements I'll See?

  • Improved image control
  • Easier linking
  • Pasting from Word.

Note: this tutorial was originally published on January 10, 2010.

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