Rich Editting with Django and FCKEditor

After seeing their tutorial at OSCON last month, I’ve been playing Django in my spare time. One of the things I wanted to implement was a rich editor for the administrative interface (which really is Django’s killer app). There’s information in the wiki regarding using the Dojo editor and TinyMCE, but neither of those really fit my needs. TinyMCE comes close, but charging for spell check… well, I get that it’s probably a more difficult feature to implement, but I want to be able to try it out before paying. FCKeditor, on the other hand, has all the features I want, as well as a killer server-side browser that lets users manage images and media files from within the editor.

So looking at FCKEditor, I find that it relies on a server-side “connector” to supply the browser with browsing information. Since I was playing with Django, it somehow seemed, well, wrong to use a CGI upload connector. So I hacked together a Django-based connector. You can find it over on Google Code.

date:2006-08-23 11:39:12