This page shows how to achieve common CKEditor customizations via configuration.

## Remove the 'Source' button

Prevent users from editing the HTML source by removing the CKEditor plugins for source mode editing.


## Render the editing area in an iframe instead of a div

By default, Bloomreach Content uses the CKEditor plugin 'divarea' to render each editing area in a div instead of an iframe. Using divs makes the DOM lighter and results in  [better performance](🔗) when many editors are instantiated (e.g. with big document types or many open documents). However, some CKEditor customizations only work when the editing area is rendered in an iframe.

Use the following CKEditor configuration to render the editing area in an iframe instead of a div:


Please note that this configuration may break the default styling of the HTML fields.

## Enable the 'forms' plugin

To enable the [forms](🔗) plugin, the CKEditor instance has to be running inside an iframe. This is because the HTML specification does not allow nested form elements and (unfortunately) the CMS document editor is already a form on it's own.

First we need to render the editing area in an iframe, see [the previous example](🔗). Next we use the following configuration snippet to enable the 'forms' plugin and add it's buttons to the toolbar.


Please note that the 'forms' plugin will take care of adding all form related elements to be excluded from client-side HTML cleaning, but this is not the case for the server-side HTML cleaner. See [HTML Cleaning](🔗) for more information.

## Enable full page HTML editing

To enable editing of full HTML pages (e.g. including html, head, body, etc.), [render the editing area in an iframe instead of a div](🔗) (see above). Also enable full page editing in the CKEditor configuration.


If additional tags in the HTML head are needed (e.g. title, link, etc.) the [HTML cleaner configuration](🔗) (both client-side and server-side) needs to be adjusted.

## Disable the CKEditor context menu

To use the browser's context menu instead of the CKEditor-specific one, [render the editing area in an iframe instead of a div](🔗) (see above). Also remove the CKEditor plugins that trigger the context menu.


## Enable the Language plugin

The CKEditor Language plugin [ships with Bloomreach Content](🔗), but is not enabled by default. Its [buttons](🔗) are part of the 'bidi' [toolbar group](🔗), which is also not enabled by default. So to enable the Language plugin, both the plugin and the 'bidi' toolbar group have to be added.


## Disable automatic paragraphs

CKEditor by default adds paragraph tags (`<p></p>`) around a line of text after the user presses the Enter key. The following configuration changes this behavior to add a line break (`<br/>`) instead: 


## Allow q and cite tags

CKEditor by default only allows HTML tags and attributes associated with a configured plugin. Additional tags can be allowed through the [extraAllowedContent](🔗) configuration property. A typical use case is authors manually adding HTML tags in HTML source mode without using a plugin.

Note that `extraAllowedContent` must be specified in JSON object format. The following example configuration allows use of the `q` tag and the `cite` tag with class `myclass`:


Note that q and cite (including the class attribute) should also be [added to the server-side filteringHtmlCleanerService allowlist](🔗).

## Enable wordcount plugin on behalf of limiting text

CKEditor by default has no limit on the amount of text that can be entered. By enabling and configuring the 'wordcount' plugin you gain control over maximum word and/or character counts.

See below example and also at [](🔗)