Getting the Source Code
Working with the source code of CKEditor may be useful. These are some possible situations that you may face:
- You are developing plugins or skins, so you want to build your own distributions.
- You are assembling the editor by yourself, by adding plugins and skins to it manually.
- You want to understand the CKEditor API better by reading the code.
- You want to fix an issue. (Yes, do it!)
- You want to propose some new features or enhancements. (Likewise, we are looking forward to them!)
Cloning from GitHub
The CKEditor source code is available in the ckeditor-dev Git repository hosted at GitHub.
If you have Git installed in your system, use the following command line call to create your local copy:
git clone https://github.com/ckeditor/ckeditor-dev.git
This will download the full CKEditor development code into the
Note that the source code version of CKEditor is not optimized for production websites. It works flawlessly on a local computer or network, but if you include it in your production website, it may need to do more than two hundred HTTP requests to download more than a megabyte of code.
Because of this do not use the source code version of CKEditor in production websites!
Once your local development is completed, create a CKEditor build that will be distribution-ready.