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It would be fantastic if we could set different configurations for CKEditor fields based on template or user roles.

Like described on https://weekly.pw/issue/14/ under "More CKEditor upgrades", we can use config files in /site/modules/InputfieldCKEditor/ to store settings per field. E.g. for the body field this would be


Maybe this logic could be extended to something like


I was coming over from Joomla to PW couple of years ago and there we had an excellent CKEditor integration called JCE where you could define settings per user role etc.

Maybe I am wrong but up to now we need to create additional fields if we need editor config settings per template. If there already is a way to do that I'd be happy to know. 

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On 10/19/2020 at 10:26 AM, modifiedcontent said:

Is CKeditor now part of Processwire? I use CKeditor in a template, but using a version I downloaded in a template js folder. What is the correct way to use CKeditor in a template, on the front-end?


You can load all the CKEditor assets in a template by loading the module


This will load all assets to $config->scripts and $config->styles
Now in your main.php (or template file that renders your <head>) you need to include something like

foreach ($config->styles as $file) echo "\n\t<link type='text/css' href='$file' rel='stylesheet' />\n";
foreach ($config->scripts as $file) echo "\n\t<script src='$file'></script>\n";

This approach is only working with the delayed output strategy.

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On 11/1/2020 at 7:54 PM, modifiedcontent said:

Did you find solutions for your original question from 2016, CKEditor settings per template and/or role? I'll have to figure that out next and will post here what I find out.

Here is one possible way to go about this:

  1. add the user role and template name to the ProcessWire.config JS object with https://processwire.com/api/ref/config/js/
  2. in /site/modules/InputfieldCKEditor/config.js retrieve that information and setup different CKEditor configs depending on role/template


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