Selecting which rich text editor to deploy

Deploy the TinyMCE, rich text editors, or use the default rich text editor delivered in HCL Connections.

About this task

Consider the following factors when deciding which rich text editor to use:
Table 1. Editor feature comparison
TinyMCE 5 2.2 Default CK Editor
  • A brand new user interface
  • Improved copy-paste
  • On the fly spell checking
  • Enhanced media embedding
  • Real time link checking
  • Full screen editing mode.
So much more, see TinyMCE 5 Content Editing Features.
  • Multi-lingual spell checking as-you-type with auto correction
  • Advanced copy and paste ability from Microsoft Word, including image assets from Microsoft Word documents
  • Copy and paste of images
  • Additional local image insert options
  • Full screen editing mode
  • Significantly improved table editing .
Note: See How image uploading works for for information on restrictions to uploading images.
Note: Customers should contact Tiny (formerly Ephox) directly if they are looking for accessibility conformance statements (VPAT or WCAG document) for the optional editor,
The default rich text editor delivered in HCL Connections offers core editor capabilities for creating HTML content within IBM® Connections, but users may experience some limitations with functionality when pasting content, spell checking, or working with tables.
Installing the Tiny Editors installs both TinyMCE and TinyMCE will be the default editor but you can change it to one of the other editors by performing the following steps:


  1. Go to the folder C:\IBM\Connections\Shared\customization\javascript\tiny\editors\connections.
  2. Open the config/config.js file in a text editor.
  3. Update the editor setting to change the preferred rich text editor from the default TinyMCE value as follows:
    Note: The editor setting is case-sensitive.
    • TinyMCE for TinyMCE
    • for
    • role-based for the Connections default editor.
  4. Be sure to save your update.