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Last updated June 7, 2017

Manage text formats and filters and add a WYSIWYG editor.

Objectives and Prerequisites

You will need the following knowledge and skills. If you need a review, check out the Resources section at the bottom of this page.

  1. Manage content filters in Drupal.
  2. How to download and use external libraries.


Download the WYSIWYG module.

Consult the WYSIWYG module page on and download the appropriate version of CKEditor into the libraries directory.

Configure the content filter for Filtered and Full HTML to use CKEditor.


  • Some modules are dependent upon third-party libraries to run.
  • When using external libraries, be careful to ensure the correct versions are used.


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