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Open Source TinyMCE Alternatives

The best open source alternative to TinyMCE is CKEditor. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Trumbowyg or ContentTools Editor. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to TinyMCE and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to TinyMCE are Editor.js, Aloha Editor, CrossBrowdy and Summernote.

TinyMCE alternatives are mainly Text Editors but may also be WYSIWYG HTML Editors or Code Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of TinyMCE.
This page was last updated Jun 17, 2022
TinyMCE
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  • FreemiumOpen Source
  • Online
  • Self-Hosted
  • Wordpress

TinyMCE is a platform independent web based Javascript HTML WYSIWYG editor control released as Open Source under LGPL by...

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  1. CKEditor 4 and CKEditor 5 are easy-to-implement open source JavaScript WYSIWYG rich text editors for any web browser. CKEditor Ecosystem has 2 very distinct rich text editors as well as image upload and collaboration solutions.

    CKEditor vs TinyMCE opinions
    Most users think CKEditor is a great alternative to TinyMCE.
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    They're both top-of-the-line open source WYSIWYG HTML editors.

    Positive comment almost 7 years ago
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  2. Trumbowyg

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Trumbowyg is a very small jQuery plugin (16 kB minified) for creating a powerful WYSIWYG editor. Features:

    Almost everyone thinks Trumbowyg is a great alternative to TinyMCE.


  3. A small & beautiful WYSIWYG editor for HTML content. ContentTools is a collection of small, flexible, extensible and framework agnostic JavaScript libraries for creating beautiful WYSIWYG editors for HTML content.

    ContentTools Editor vs TinyMCE opinions
    Most users think ContentTools Editor is a great alternative to TinyMCE.

    Integrated toolbar (includes color picking) in a textarea or div.

    Negative comment over 4 years ago
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  4. Editor.js

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    Editor.js is a block-styled editor for rich media stories. It outputs clean data in JSON instead of heavy HTML-markup. And more important thing is that Editor.js is designed to be API extendable and pluggable.

  5. Aloha Editor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    Aloha Editor is an HTML5 WYSIWYG Editor that gives you a total new experience when editing. It's faster than existing WYSIWYG technologies and offers unprecedented WYSIWYG functionalities.



  6. CrossBrowdy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    CrossBrowdy is an open-source and free JavaScript framework that let developers create multimedia apps, game engines, games, emulators and so on.

  7. Summernote

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    WYSIWYG Editor built with jQuery, Bootstrap and Font-Awesome. MIT-licensed. 2500+ stars on GitHub.

  8. CLEditor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    CLEditor is an open source jQuery plugin which provides a lightweight, full featured, cross browser, extensible, WYSIWYG HTML editor that can be easily added into any web site.

    CLEditor vs TinyMCE opinions
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    CLEditor is lightweight, and works! Very easy to install.

    Positive comment over 2 years ago
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  9. pell

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    The simplest and smallest (~1kB) WYSIWYG text editor for web, with no dependencies 

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  10. openWYSIWYG

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    The ultimate WYSIWYG editor for your web-based applications and forms.

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