I’ve always been amazed of how many feature requests we get each week for the Froala WYSIWYG HTML Editor. Just looking at the new release we made today, 2.7.0, and the feature list it’s obvious that this is by far one of the most wanted releases.
The top four most requested features that we ever had on the list are image caption, embeds, custom buttons for the quick insert tool and custom hex color in the color picker. The great news is that we’ve done all four in the new release.
We all know images are like a thousand words, but sometimes the caption is necessary to point out something in the picture that is not obvious. Image captions can be anything from a few words to an entire description sentence. This text helps your users learn more about the image.
An image placed in the middle of text immediately draws the reader’s attention. It might even pull him out of the original copy, so the image caption plays the crucial role of bring him back.
How can you add an image caption? It is so intuitive that it doesn’t need any steps or instructions to use. Just go ahead and play with images.
The second most wanted feature are embeds, like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other publishing platform embeds. We already had video embeds, but that is not enough for a WYSIWYG HTML Editor a.k.a. rich text editor. As the name suggests, rich media is what defines these editors.
The problem we were facing is that we had requests for very different providers. So we wanted to offer you the possibility of embedding any content you wish, selecting from an extensive list of providers. This lead us the embed.ly. With over 500 providers, embed.ly is probably the best service when it comes to embedded content, and here is an example of how to do it.
Quick Insert Buttons
The quick insert tool makes content creation faster, adding rich media on the go. Your most used options are at hand all the time, easy and intuitive to use. The “most used” options term is highly dependent on each type of application and its requirements.
Starting with version 2.7.0 of our WYSIWYG HTML editor, UX designers and developers can define their own list of “most used” options for their users, because they know their users better than we do, the same way we know what you need.
Yes, the buttons available in the Quick Insert tool are customizable, and even more: you can define your own button and include it there. There is no limit to what the quick insert tool can do now.
Hex Color Input
The color picker was already customizable: from colors to layout. But in some way it was still limited: if the color you needed was not in the list, then you had no way of using it.
Some people love colors, or they simply need them. No matter the reason, we added a special input that allows users to add any color to their content.
Enough talking, let’s get our hands dirty. Start playing with the Froala WYSIWYG HTML Editor right away or read more about the 2.7.0 release in the changelog. If you want to get straight into action just go to the download page or update the plugin you are using.
As always, your feedback helps us polish features and make them perfectly fit your needs. So don’t hesitate to leave us a comment below or get in touch with us.