Version 11 (modified by patrick@…, 13 years ago) (diff)

no XHTML support

Add Dojo Editor

This document describes how to add the Dojo Rich Text Editor (Editor2) to the Django Admin-Interface.

Unfortunately, multiple Editors on one site is currently not working with Editor2.

Install Dojo

Download Dojo (kitchen sink) and install it on your webserver in /media/dojo/...

Add the javascript for loading the Editor

Save the following script as AddRichTextEditing.js into /media/js/admin/

document.write('<script type="text/javascript" src="/media/dojo/dojo.js"></script>');
document.write('<script type="text/javascript">dojo.require("dojo.widget.Editor2");</script>');

var AddEditor = {
	init: function() {
		var helptext = document.getElementsByTagName('p');
		for (var i = 0, ht; ht = helptext[i]; i++) {
				if ( == "Rich Text Editing.") {
				    ht.previousSibling.previousSibling.setAttribute("dojoType", "Editor2");

addEvent(window, 'load', AddEditor.init);

This script looks for the help text "Rich Text Editing." and replaces the associated textarea with the Dojo-Editor. I´m using Editor2, because it´s loading much faster than Editor.

Define the models

Define your model like this (if you change the help_text make sure to change it in AddRichTextEditing.js also):

body = models.TextField('Body', help_text='Rich Text Editing.', blank=True, null=True)
class Admin:
     js = ['js/admin/AddRichTextEditing.js']

that´s it.


Screenshot (Preview)

Some restrictions

  • no XHTML support
  • doesn´t work with Safari
  • multiple editors on one site doesn´t work with Editor2. You have to use Editor instead (using Editor, your are not able to set specific heights for different textareas).


  • Usually, the area for Rich Text Editing stretches vertically when adding content - if you want to have a scrollbar instead, set the "height" in /src/widget/RichText.js or add ht.previousSibling.previousSibling.setAttribute("height", "500px"); to the above script.
  • You may want to change the styles in order to integrate the RTE: use /src/widget/templates/HtmlEditorToolbar.css - be aware that these styles may clash with the django-styles.


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