Announcing Redactor 1.5

Today we are pleased to announce our latest minor release, Redactor 1.5 which is packed full of bug fixes and improvements. We’ve updated redactor.js to include the many bug fixes and improvements made by the Imperavi team.

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As we approach our thousandth download of our premium rich text editor, Redactor for MODX, I’m reminded of how much it has helped modmore grow in our first year. In a short period of time I’ve seen modmore grow from Mark and myself to a team of people that has expanded again and again. Your support has made this all possible, so we thought it would be nice to try and sneak a few of your top feature requests into our latest minor release. Here we go.

New & Customizable User Interface

Most notably we’ve enhanced Redactor’s compatibility with MODX Revolution 2.3 by incorporating a new sleek and more customizable user interface. Learn how to customize your own Redactor toolbars in our tutorial.

Customizable Toolbar Colors in Redactor 1.5
Customized Toolbar Colors in Redactor 1.5

Improved Linking Images

One thing we heard is that you’d like to see the user experience with linking images improved. So, we’ve added typeahead support to the Link field in the Image Edit window. It’s pretty neat.

Typeahead Search when editing images in Redactor 1.5
Typeahead Search when editing images in Redactor 1.5

Pre-Defined Links

Time is money right? That’s why you’ll be glad  inserting links with Redactor just got even easier. Provided a URL to a JSON file, Redactor will append a select box to choose from your predefined URLs for quick editing. Use the widget below to create your own custom links JSON and you’ll be good to go. We even made a WYSIWYG Widget that will write your custom JSON for you.

Predefined Links make for quicker editing in Redactor 1.5
Predefined Links make for quicker editing in Redactor 1.5

Sticky Toolbars

With the addition of the  redactor.toolbarFixed setting you can now now instruct your Redactor toolbar to always remain within the browser window. It even works with multiple toolbars on one page. How clever is that?

Sticky Toolbars always stay within the browser window

Stress-Free Typewriting Mode

Computers can be distracting for anyone but with the all-new stress-free typewriting mode you’ll have nothing else to focus on but your own writer’s block.

New Typewriter Mode in Redactor 1.5
Relaxing new typewriter mode in Redactor 1.5

Additional Settings

We’ve added a few more System Settings for you to add to your arsenal.

We've also added a title field to the  Advanced Attributes fields allow the title attribute of anchor links to be set without entering source mode.

So that’s it for now. If you haven’t already, make sure to grab yourself the latest version of MODX and give Redactor a try. We’d love to hear what you think.

Mark Hamstra

Mark is the CEA at modmore where he helps people doing more with MODX. He accomplishes this by providing premium extras with great support and documentation, and other initiatives meant to help MODXers around, like MODX.today.