This page is to document “what Tiki ‘’should’’ do”. For feature documentation (what Tiki does), please see corresponding page on doc site
What you see is what you get, also known as Rich Text Editor Type of page »  Feature page



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Idea for solving some of the WYSIWYG issues:


!More Heading 
Wiki Syntax
{DIV()}Some Stuff Seen Only When Using Wiki-editor{DIV}

{WYSIWIG(id=“wysiwyg_area_01, group=“editors“)}<p>My Wysiwyg</p>{WYSIWIG}

Wiki Syntax again

WYSIWYG plugin can “protect” the wiki syntax from being messed. Additionally by having an id and groups we could achieve pages with different edit permissions per section. Done for Tiki9 with PluginWYSIWYG.


For Tiki 6 see new notes here: wysiwyg editor update to CKEditor.

The rest of this page is probably mostly obsolete...

Since Tiki 1.10, Wysiwyg in Tiki is implemented using FCKEditor. It is tagged as experimental as it’s not as reliable as it should.

Some further (recent - July 2009) observations and issues

A short description on trying to use the WYSIWYG editor in a new site deployment using Tiki 3.0 are available here

Old reports of issues




 RatingSubjectSubmitted byImportanceEasy to solve?PriorityCategoryVolunteered to solveLastModifComments
(0) submissionluatdo9 high1 difficult92012-11-020
(0) Source plugin in WisyWig sergrlager9 high763Bug::Usability2013-10-280
(0) Text area field width and height parameters are not applied when using wysiwygBernard Sfez / Tiki Specialist7856Bug::Usability
Less than 30-minute fix
(0) Ajax Error when using WYSIWYG Wiki or HTMLPascal St-Jean10 high550Bug::Error
Jyhem-16 Aug 13
(0) CkEditor4 missing buttons on 12.xrob64zz10 high550Bug::Error2014-03-270
(1) 12.x: page alias links lost if full wysiwyg and wiki syntaxXavier de Pedro6848Bug::Error
Bug::Conflict of two features (each works well independently)
(0) Better table editor: Something like tracker inline edit but for wiki tablesMarc Laporte9545Bug::Usability
Feature request
Dogfood on a *.tiki.org site
(0) WYSIWYG_6x - Edit Section buttons return blank pagetpinet9 high545Bug::Usability
Bug::Conflict of two features (each works well independently)
marclaporte-27 Jan 12
(0) Can't post a reply on tiki.org forums! (wysiwyg textarea never shows up)Xavier de Pedro9545Bug::Error
Community projects
Dogfood on a *.tiki.org site
jonnybradley-11 Dec 15
(0) Can not edit content templates with WYSIWYG editordavea05116742Bug::Conflict of two features (each works well independently)2012-06-061
davea0511-28 Jun 12
(0) WYSIWYG Wiki LinkPascal St-Jean9 high436Bug::Usability
Less than 30-minute fix
(0) Option: "Content is parsed like wiki page" leads to unwanted problemsGriessbreiLP9436Bug::Usability2015-11-043
lindon-05 Nov 15
(0) WYSIWYG & Mobile: check if browser is supported and provide relevant error messageMarc Laporte5735Feature request
Bug::Conflict of two features (each works well independently)
(0) Creating a Table is Wiki WYSIWYG doesn't keep any of the styles or settings after you savePascal St-Jean7535Bug::Usability2013-10-280
(0) Edit through WYSIWYG plugin is quietly lost if plugin call follows an inclusionPhilippe Cloutier8432BugPhilippe Cloutier2017-11-060
(1) after upgrade from 9.x to 12.x wiki pages with html code are reopened wrongly with wysiywg editor and no way to switch to normal through UIXavier de Pedro7428Bug::Error
(1) 12.x html code embedded in a tracker item field text-area-with-wysiwyg lost after editionXavier de Pedro9327Bug::Error2014-04-110
(0) Using PluginWYSIWYG for an image which has been drawn on: It goes awryMarc Laporte5525Bug::Conflict of two features (each works well independently)2013-08-270
(0) WYSIWYG: preview and WYSIWYG is quite different for second level bulletMarc Laporte5525Bug::UsabilityJonny Bradley2013-11-012
jonnybradley-18 Nov 13
(1) 12.x: accents not shown properly in forum posts when wysiwyg-html is onXavier de Pedro5525Bug::Error
Bug::Conflict of two features (each works well independently)
(1) Easier image usedstrohl5525Feature request2016-12-313
drsassafras-01 Jan 17
(0) Plugin Code forgets word-wrapbeanstone6424Bug::Error2012-04-260
(0) Insert Object Link hangs foreverCircuitsoft7321Bug::Error
Jonny Bradley2017-01-159
Chealer9-15 Jan 17
(0) Drag & drop images in the editorArild Berg5420Feature request2014-07-235
arild-08 Oct 12
(0) Floating Command like DocuwikiArild Berg3618Feature request2013-10-280
(0) WYSIWYG testing: automated testing to edit and save, and check if anything was edited without user interventionMarc Laporte8216Community projects2013-10-281
pascalstjean-20 Aug 13
(0) WYSIWYG doesn't create tables with Wiki syntaxgabrielcossette5315Bug::Error
Feature request
(0) Internal links should include all objectsmpeacock60Feature request2009-04-240
(0) Option to use WYSIWYG editor on Articles like WiKi pagesdavidhigler40Feature request2008-12-152
marclaporte-17 Jan 09
(0) Quicktags simplebox assign from single caret to double to allow for more elements insideG.Obarkley40Bug::Usability2009-08-055
Jyhem-02 Feb 09
(0) Automatic paragraph deindentationSEWilco30Feature request2009-02-040
(0) Normal editor destroys table from WYSIWYG editorDominique Meeùs0Bug::Conflict of two features (each works well independently)2009-06-121
DominiqueM-15 Jun 09
(0) Container p tag around content of page in WYSIWYGDominique Meeùs0Bug::Error2009-06-150
(0) Can't delete unused images uploaded via FCKeditorConnor MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod50Feature request
Bug::Conflict of two features (each works well independently)
(0) WYSIWYG editor addes extra <br> tagselizaz0Bug::Usability2009-07-162
zac2944-07 Jun 13
(0) Wiki page picker (WYSIWYCA) in edit mode, plugin help and anywhere relevant9 high0Bug::Usability
Feature request
Dogfood on a *.tiki.org site
(0) Admin templates uses WYSIWYG editor even if WYSIWYG was not enabledPhilippe Cloutier50Bug::Usability
(0) 4.0: changing newsletter editor from wysiwyg to normal produces blank pageXavier de Pedro60Bug::Usability
Bug::Conflict of two features (each works well independently)
(0) dev.tw.o: users apparently can delete their tracker items but they are not deleted and no messageXavier de Pedro40Bug::Error
Dogfood on a *.tiki.org site
xavi-11 Dec 10
(0) WYSIWYG Editor Transparent background IssueKent Barrett50Bug::Usability2009-12-150
(0) Switch from WYSIWYG to normal (wiki) editor errorakosters50Bug::Error2009-11-301
BVanBuren-24 Feb 10
(0) Wysiwig FCKEditor on test : the background of long text area when vertical scroll is black - FirefoBernard TREMBLAY60Bug::Error
trebly-05 Jan 10
(0) WYSIWYG ParagraphsKent Barrett0Bug::Error2010-05-171
sylvie-20 May 10
(0) Insert an image with editorPeder Kittelson9 high0Bug::Usability
Bug::Conflict of two features (each works well independently)
(0) Editing "Image Properties" Does Not WorkPeder Kittelson80Bug::Usability2010-06-280
(0) Loose the content of a wiki page with the wysiwyg editor.sdoh50Bug::Error2010-09-201
Chealer9-01 Nov 17
(0) Wanted: default class for images added in wiki editors70Feature request2010-10-030
(0) Entering a wiki link with ampersand (&) in link txt in wysiwyg results in encoded &amp;Nelson Ko70Bug::Error2010-10-150
(0) Insert Wiki Link picking up wrong selected text in wysiwygNelson Ko70Bug::Error2010-10-270
(0) Editor in tiki-editpage.php narrower in IE7 than in other browsersNelson Ko70Bug::Usability2010-10-250
(0) Image resizing in Wysiwyg converts {img} to html imageNelson Ko702010-11-020
(0) Cut and paste in wysiwyg messes up wiki pluginsNelson Ko70Bug::Error2010-11-020
(0) Displayproblems WYSWIG and IE7 caffeine50Bug::Usability2010-11-120
(0) Version 6 WYSIWYG background with Darkshine themepvfa.www70Bug::Usability
Bug::Conflict of two features (each works well independently)
(0) Random Poll with {poll} in user module not workingnightclaw60Bug::Error2010-11-221
Chealer9-11 Aug 11
(0) 7x Dev : Wysiwig help error in sizes of shapes and window + [enh]Bernard TREMBLAY0Bug::Error
Feature request
(0) Saving in WYSIWIG removes Edit Section buttons; saving in Wiki restores them; Wiki edit option disappears when doing a section editfrankb70Bug::Usability
Bug::Conflict of two features (each works well independently)
marclaporte-26 Feb 12
(0) If you edit via an Edit Section button, you don't see a Switch Editor button when editingfrankb50Bug::Usability
tpinet-10 May 11
(0) CKEditor contentsLangDirection by page languageylavi30Patch
(0) Tiki 6.2 : CKEditor translates all my wiki pages (containing HTML) to wiki syntax ???Jean-Luc NAVARRO50Bug::Regression2011-02-230
(0) Code button in CKEditor WYSIWYG not working for IE 8tpinet70Bug::Usability
(0) WYSIWYG_6x - Anchor flag not savingtpinet9 high0Bug::Usability
marclaporte-06 Mar 12
(0) WYSIWYG and normal editor are not screen width in IE8tpinet502011-03-210
(0) closing ~np/~ tags appearing after mouseover plugin in wysiwygNelson Ko70Bug::Regression2011-04-180
(0) Excerpt and wysiwyg doesn't worktvidalbioversity80Bug::Usability
Support request
Bug::Conflict of two features (each works well independently)
(0) WYSIWYG_6x - List spacing inconsistenttpinet9 high0Bug::Usability
(0) WYSIWYG_6x - Formatting breaks "header" statustpinet9 high0Bug::Usability
(0) WYSIWYG_6x inserts !'s into text before any text formatted as a header, saved, then edited againzerojay50Bug::Error2011-05-130
(0) Using Wiki Editor ButtonsScott M. Sanders50Bug::Usability2011-05-260
(0) Plugin Edit removes line breaks in FancyTableDominic9 high0Bug::Error
Dogfood on a *.tiki.org site
(0) Calendar doesn't display WYSIWYG. Displays w/html code60Bug::Consistency2011-08-020
(0) Tiki 7.1 HTML parsing - WYSIWYG/CKE - not working in some feature like for ex. in articles9 high0Bug::Usability
Support request
Community projects
HCRC007-05 Oct 11
(0) HTML comments in WYSIWYG editor50Feature request2011-08-120
(0) WYSIWYG does not work in version 7.2vmchieu30Bug::Usability2011-10-301
Chealer9-01 Nov 17
(0) WYSIWYG editor in 7.2 brokentdresel60Bug::Regression2011-11-070
(0) external links using file:// not working in version 6.6clmcgeeh9 high0Bug::Usability2012-03-290
(0) Insert image wysiwyg chromedana_lehman50Bug::Usability2012-04-170
(0) WYSIWYG doesn't save the new content in wiki pagesXavier de Pedro70Bug::Error
(0) WYSIWYG messes hashsign links in templatesalain_desilets50Bug::Conflict of two features (each works well independently)2013-11-191
pascalstjean-19 Nov 13
(0) WYSIWYG ToolbarsSteve70Bug::Usability2013-11-243
arild-26 Nov 13
(1) Edit-save loses parts of wysiwyg wiki pagesJean-Marc Libs90Bug::Regression2014-12-043
jonnybradley-05 Aug 14
(1) 12.x: wysiwyg editor in mobile never ends to load in article bodyXavier de Pedro50Bug::Error
(0) Text Disappearing in WYSIWYGodonlauravan0Bug::Error2014-06-261
jonnybradley-29 Oct 14
(0) Wiki Bugs related to WYSIWYG - Text box and other formatting disappear Steven84560Bug::Consistency2014-12-060
(0) CKEditor fails to load when Javascript is minifiedArild Berg10 high0Bug::Regression2015-05-102
jonnybradley-17 May 15
(0) Bug when two FILE tooltips side by sideJean-Marc Libs0Bug::Error2015-09-150
(0) POST request to tiki-autosave-save breaks typing text leading to lost characters in Wysiwygluciash d’ being10 high0Bug::Usability2015-10-140
(0) [] Leads to an Ajax Error in Wysiwyg ModeGriessbreiLP80Bug::Error2015-12-231
jonnybradley-21 Jan 16
(1) Unable to align images with links on a single line in Tiki 14.2cbfccoach0Bug::Regression2016-03-281
chibaguy-29 Mar 16


 RatingSubjectSubmitted byImportanceEasy to solve?PriorityCategoryVolunteered to solveLastModifComments
(0) Editor wysiwyg in wiki page doesn’t recognize images,to fix it I change manually {…} With <…>azoret9 high872Bug::Error
Less than 30-minute fix
arild-08 Oct 11
(0) Change from WYSIWYG to Normal editor causes lost edit.mlpvolt20Bug::Usability2007-06-280
(0) Image doesn't show under tiki-110, Wysiwyg and Mutitiki environmentshigerusz340Bug::Errorshigerusz32007-07-100
(0) Anchor are lost after parsingAMOKANDY50Bug::ErrorAMOKANDY2008-01-315
tpinet-22 Jun 11
(0) WYSIWYG SAVE button takes user to a blank page (tiki-editpage.php), and does not save content.fruman4470Bug::Error2010-06-226
Chealer9-22 Jun 10
(0) Get maketoc working in WYSIWYG edited pages.swainstm60Bug::Usability
Feature request
Bug::Conflict of two features (each works well independently)
(0) Editing in normal with wysiwyg enabled breaks wiki syntaxjshuler60Bug::Error2008-04-090
(0) Wysiwyg doesn't allow using ! (headings) or * or # (lists) markup in mixed mode yetXavier de Pedro50Bug::Usability
Feature request
Dogfood on a *.tiki.org site
(0) "internal link" button doesn't work -- "local.php not found"walklife40Bug::Error2008-04-172
ebegin-06 Jun 08
(0) "internal link" button doesn't work -- "local.php not found"Walklife70Bug::Error2008-05-080
(0) The field with the smilies does not appear in places where they should be availablezorp30Bug::Usability2008-05-270
(0) Link from WYSIWYG generator in Wiki Editor does not properly link to destination page. ruffnsc20Bug::Error2010-06-224
Chealer9-22 Jun 10
(0) Switching between 'normal' and WYSIWYG loses edits.mpeacock60Bug::Error2008-07-241
xavi-29 Aug 08
(0) Upload and Reference File/Image Resources in one Stepmstohr0Feature requestmstohr2008-07-300
(0) fckeditor bugs in style, images and wiki-linksPaulN70Bug::Error
PaulN-14 Aug 08
(0) Editing / Saving themes CSS causes "strange" code in some commands.Hofnarr70Bug::Usability
Support request
(0) WYSIWYG admin - Option to set default image upload directoryPaulN50Feature request2008-09-032
PaulN-03 Sep 08
(0) Insert image > browse server gives errorLanorac0Bug::Error2008-10-060
(0) Wanted page links not changing after page is created when wysiwyg is in useNelson Ko9 high0Bug::Error2010-10-210
(0) Wiki links when using wysiwyg don't survive renameNelson Ko9 high0Bug::Error2010-10-211
arild-08 Oct 11
(0) Entering email address into wysiwyg caused messed up text due to unsuccessful obscuringNelson Ko9 high0Bug::Error2010-10-210
(0) maketoc does not work with wysiwygNelson Ko9 high0Bug::Error2011-10-241
marclaporte-03 Nov 13
(0) External links icon and target _blank is disappearing on subsequent wysiwyg saveNelson Ko802010-10-270
(0) Image plugin editor not working with Wysiwyg in IENelson Ko9 high0Bug::Error2010-10-270
(0) Wysiwyg Image Plugin Editor in IE7 erases image on insertNelson Ko9 high0Bug::Error2010-11-010
(0) Renaming or creation of pages with brackets in name not updating links when WysiwygNelson Ko80Bug::Error2011-10-081
arild-08 Oct 11
(0) Wrong link encoding in Wysiwyg editorCriaCAC60Bug::Error
arild-08 Oct 11
(0) CKEditor breaks links to wiki pagesmauriz60Bug::Error
arild-08 Oct 11
(0) Tracker WYSIWYG Field Broken If Another Field Has "Add New Item.." Scripttolson30Bug::Conflict of two features (each works well independently)Jonny Bradley2013-11-190
(0) Ajax Error When Switching Between WYSIWYG and Syntax EditorsJohn Morris70Bug::Error2017-07-227
jmorris-27 Jul 17


 RatingSubjectSubmitted byImportanceEasy to solve?PriorityCategoryVolunteered to solveLastModifComments
(0) Wysiwyg help needs updatingArild Berg9981Bug::UsabilityJonny Bradley2013-11-260
(0) WYSIWYG admin panel should appear when basic prefs is chosen (the default)Marc Laporte810 easy80Bug::Consistency2013-11-030
(0) Automatically fill in Page Name field when creating new links fckoys9 high872Bug::Usability
Less than 30-minute fix
(0) Automatically fill in Page Name field when creating new links fckoys9 high872Bug::Usability
Less than 30-minute fix
(0) Unwanted alert "You are about to leave this page" when using wysiwyg in trackersBernard Sfez / Tiki Specialist9872Bug::UsabilityJonny Bradley2013-07-073
marclaporte-07 Jul 13
(0) Content is lost when switching to WYSIWYGMarc Laporte10 high770Bug::ErrorJonny Bradley2013-11-211
pascalstjean-21 Nov 13
(0) WYSIWYG Acting Strangejcarter9654Bug::Error2014-01-085
jcarter-19 Nov 13
(0) Plugin dialog is hidden when full-screen is onBernard Sfez / Tiki Specialist510 easy50Bug::UsabilityJonny Bradley2013-08-151
pascalstjean-14 Aug 13
(0) Tiki Plugin with long content broke wysiwyg edit displayBernard Sfez / Tiki Specialist510 easy50Bug::Error2013-08-211
pascalstjean-12 Aug 13
(0) full html wysiwyg editor not using the right toolbarGeoff Brickell10 high440Release BlockerJonny Bradley2014-07-161
jonnybradley-11 Jul 14
(0) WYSIWYG: With Firefox, some tools don't show Karma CKeditor themeMarc Laporte4936Bug::Usability
(0) Icons are not being assigned properly due to recent commitstaylordustin6636Bug::RegressionJonny Bradley2015-11-074
lindon-07 Nov 15
(0) WYSIWYG Header Generation ID Regressionjcarter7535Bug::Regressionmanivannans2013-11-213
jcarter-21 Nov 13
(0) Paste on a wiki page with wysiwyg shows nothing; same effect through the 'paste' button in the toolbar; only works through 'source' button + pasteXavier de Pedro7535Bug::Regression2013-08-180
(0) The second editor of a page in wysiwyg mode will see an empty editor bloc when overridingBernard Sfez / Tiki Specialist7535Bug::Regression2013-11-282
jonnybradley-16 Aug 13
(0) Toolbar wysiwyg is not working in tracker for text area set to multilingualBernard Sfez / Tiki Specialist7535Bug::Error
Bug::Conflict of two features (each works well independently)
(0) Admin toolbars should be available from WYSIWYG, like it is from WikiMarc Laporte5630Bug::Usability
Feature request
(0) WYSIWYG plugin fails to open if no parameter for page (regression from version 17)Xavier de Pedro5630Bug::Error
Jonny Bradley2017-08-161
jonnybradley-03 Jul 17
(0) Toolbar setting are not savedBernard Sfez / Tiki Specialist9327Bug::Regression
Release Blocker
jonnybradley-04 Jul 13
(1) html shown in article post with wysiwyg enabled and showicon=y in plugin fileXavier de Pedro5525Bug::Error
Bug::Conflict of two features (each works well independently)
Jonny Bradley2014-04-250
(0) Automatically fill in field when creating new linksoys3824Bug::Usability
Less than 30-minute fix
oys-17 Jan 10
(0) WYSIWYG: links to wiki pages with accents get corrupted (UTF-8)Marc Laporte5315Bug::Error
Bug::Conflict of two features (each works well independently)
(0) WYSIWYG in blogs is broken in BRANCH-1-970Bug::Error2007-01-060
(0) Blog: WYSIWYG doesn't work in IE, ok in FirefoxMarc Laporte30Bug::Errornyloth2007-05-280
(0) Error while uploading pictures in a wiki pageyoni9 high0Bug::Errornyloth2007-05-280
(0) Error inserting image in 1.10x with FCKEditorjcyrisse70Bug::Usabilityjcyrisse2010-11-141
xavidp-30 Aug 08
(0) Special Characters with tilde ~ don't seem to workmrisch70Bug::Errormrisch2017-06-180
(0) Using CTRL-Z while editing a page with wysiwyg will break all wiki links on the pageliquidape0Bug::Error2008-10-030
(0) Links in Wiki pages all wrongPerryM50Bug::Error2017-06-183
arild-08 Oct 11
(0) FCKEditor missing tikiwiki toolbarasphaltjesus0Bug::Error
Dogfood on a *.tiki.org site
paleogusy-15 Apr 09
(0) wysiwyg editor, or normal editor with html enabled, doesn't parse {maketoc} on wiki pagesXavier de Pedro50Bug::Error
Bug::Conflict of two features (each works well independently)
marclaporte-03 Nov 13
(0) edit button does not work in latest 1.10mlpvolt9 high0Bug::Error
(0) Markup not parsed when switching from normal (wiki) to wysiwyg (html) editorsJonny Bradley80Bug::ErrorJonny Bradley2010-07-235
jonnybradley-15 Oct 08
(0) New blogpost using wysiwyg editor adds a lot of empty lines to the beginning.Fragbeestje20Bug::Consistency2008-10-051
superdave-01 Feb 10
(0) WYSIWYG - "Insert internal wiki link" button doesn't work (infinite wait)walklife80Bug::Error
tpinet-10 May 11
(0) WYSIWYG Insert internal link failsdstrass50Bug::Error2010-11-054
tpinet-03 Nov 10
(0) WYSIWYG editor addes extra <br> tagselizaz0Bug::Usability2010-06-220
(0) AJAX auto-refresh of preview, options: new window or HTMLdiffMarc Laporte80Feature request2013-02-190
(0) 5 RC-1 Cannot Paste Text in WYSIWYG EditorKent Barrett9 high0Bug::UsabilityKent Barrett2011-01-182
freeman57-18 Jan 11
(0) Module box toggles, tabbed displays, and WYSIWYG / Normal editor switching seem to be flaky; may be jQuery interactionmheller50Bug::Usability
Bug::Conflict of two features (each works well independently)
mheller-26 Mar 10
(0) Apostrophe (') in page name results in wysiwyg editor not loading when AJAX is enabledNelson Ko70Bug::Error2010-10-160
(0) Wiki-links and non-latin charactersAlexander9 high0Bug::Error
nektar-09 Mar 11
(0) File button in CKEditor WYSIWYG not working for IE 8tpinet70Bug::Error
Chealer9-19 Jul 11
(0) WYSIWYG and International character problem in links80Bug::Error2011-10-070
(0) maketoc problems on dev.tiki.orgArild Berg50Bug::Error2013-11-260
(0) Maketoc not working with WYSIWYG for structured pagesMatthew.Lay80Bug::Conflict of two features (each works well independently)2013-01-303
Matthew.Lay-31 Jan 13
(0) FILES plugin not working correctly Geoff Brickell0Bug::Regression2013-08-200