TinyMCE is an undisputed leading platform independent web based WYSIWYG Text editor released under open-source software license. It has the ability to convert HTML textarea field to editor instance where you can play with text styling.

TinyMCE and Django

Being a Django developer, TinyMCE is my default option to go with because of simplicity and features. One can integrate TinyMCE easily with Django project. I would like to outline the integration in a few easy steps here:

Step1: Within your virtual environment install the library

$ pip install django-tinymce

Step2: Add tinymce to INSTALLED_APPS in settings.py for your project:


Step3: Add tinymce.urls to urls.py for your project

urlpatterns = [
url(r'^tinymce/', include('mcetiny.urls')),

Step4: In you apps model.py, add required code

from django.db import models
from tinymce.models import HTMLField

class MyModel(models.Model):
  offer_descriptions = HTMLField(max_length=300, blank=True, null=True)

Step5: Make migrations and migrate to make a change in the database model

python manage.py makemigrations
python manage.py migrate

Thats it! You will have a nice looking text editor with your textarea.

Obviously, you have a whole lot of options available to add many features and formatting options with a TinyMCE text editor. For more details, you may browse publishers github repo (https://github.com/aljosa/django-tinymce) which offers precise guides to implement more in details.