Redactor (v1) • Frequently Asked Questions
We're collecting the questions we get most often into a list of FAQs. If your question is not in the list, please reach out to us via [email protected] and we would be glad to help.
How do I enable font color, font size or font family buttons in Redactor?
As of v1.3, various built-in functions were extracted into separate plugins. To include them, go to System > System Settings and add the following to the redactor.additionalPlugins setting:
It is not necessary to add them to your buttons configuration, just loading the plugin is sufficient.
How can I set custom formatting options?
What version of Redactor (by Imperavi) are you using right now?
Redactor for MODX 1.5.x is built on top of Redactor 9.2.6.
Imperavi has since released version 10 and we are working on providing a new version of Redactor for MODX based on that. Unfortunately Redactor v10 is a complete rewrite, which means we have to rewrite all of our MODX-specific fixes and customisations too. Imperavi also removed some of our clients' favourite features (including WYM mode), and we're hoping to find a solution for that.
Does Redactor support front-end editing?
Currently we only support editing within the MODX Manager. We do have an open feature request. If you'd like to be notified when we add this feature, please let us know via [email protected]
How can I integrate Redactor in my custom component?
Follow these instructions to load rich text editors, including Redactor, TinyMCE and CKEditor (since 1.3) on manager components.
What is a CSS map and why is it returning a 404 Not Found?
With some releases of Redactor (in particular pre-1.5) you may get an error in the Net(work) or Console tab of developer tools about a missing file:
This file is a so-called CSS map and is used during development for matching compiled CSS code with the source Sass code. This makes development and styling tweaks easier for us, but has no impact whatsoever on the functioning of Redactor. The 404 Not Found error is safe to ignore.