What You See Is What You Get, also known as WYSIWYG editors are incredibly useful for web designers, developers, and bloggers. WordPress comes equipped with one by default, to enable quick post writing and minimal interaction with the code, unless the user wants to use it. As such, having a WYSIWYG editor for your own work can save a lot of time and stress.
There are different editors for different applications, depending on what you’re looking to work on, how lightweight you want the editor to be, and how flexible you want the functionality to be. We’ve gathered up 10 easy to use, free, online WYSIWYG editors for you to use.
Hope you find them useful!
BlueShoes WYSIWYG Editor
WYMeditor is a web-based WYSIWYM (What You See Is What You Mean) XHTML editor.
jHTML Area – jQuery WYSIWYG Editor
A simple, light weight, extensible WYSIWYG HTML Editor built on top of jQuery. This component allows you to easily display a WYSIWYG HTML Editor in place of any TextArea DOM Elements on the page.
jwysiwyg WYSIWYG jQuery Plugin
This plugin is an inline content editor to allow editing rich HTML content on the fly. It’s an alternative to WYMeditor with much less features.
CKEditor is a text editor to be used inside web pages. It’s a WYSIWYG editor, which means that the text being edited on it looks as similar as possible to the results users have when publishing it. It brings to the web common editing features found on desktop editing applications like Microsoft Word and OpenOffice.
Xinha (pronounced like Xena, the Warrior Princess) is a powerful WYSIWYG HTML editor component that works in all current browsers. Its configurabilty and extensibility make it easy to build just the right editor for multiple purposes, from a restricted mini-editor for one database field to a full-fledged website editor. Its liberal, BSD licence makes it an ideal candidate for integration into any kind of project.
NicEdit is a WYSIWYG editor for websites. Its goal is to be as simple and fast as possible for users of your application. NicEdit is extremely lightweight and can be easily integrated in any site with minimal impact while providing visitors an effective means to express themselves in rich text.
WMD – What You See is What You Get Markdown Editor
Amaya is a Web editor, i.e. a tool used to create and update documents directly on the Web. Browsing features are seamlessly integrated with the editing and remote access features in a uniform environment. This follows the original vision of the Web as a space for collaboration and not just a one-way publishing medium.