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This section describes how to install the tinymce application in your Django project.


The tinymce application requires Django version 1.0 or higher. You will also need TinyMCE version 3.0 or higher and optionally a language pack for your projects languages. If you use the django-filebrowser application in your project, the tinymce application can use it as a browser when including media.

If you want to use the spellchecker plugin using the supplied view (no PHP needed) you must install the PyEnchant package and dictionaries for your project languages. Note that the Enchant needs a dictionary that exactly matches your language codes. For example, a dictionary for code 'en-us' will not automatically be used for 'en'. You can check the availability of the Enchant dictionary for the 'en' language code using the following Python code:

import enchant


#. Place the tinymce module in your Python path. You can put it into your Django project directory or run python setup.py install from a shell.

#. Copy the jscripts/tiny_mce directory from the TinyMCE distribution into a directory named js in your media root. You can override the location in your settings (see below).

#. If you want to use any of the views add tinymce your installed applications list and URLconf:




urlpatterns = patterns('',
    (r'^tinymce/', include('tinymce.urls')),


The application can be configured by editing the project’s settings.py file.

TINYMCE_JS_URL (default: settings.MEDIA_URL + 'js/tiny_mce/tiny_mce.js')
The URL of the TinyMCE javascript file.
TINYMCE_JS_ROOT (default: settings.MEDIA_ROOT + 'js/tiny_mce')
The filesystem location of the TinyMCE files.
TINYMCE_DEFAULT_CONFIG (default: {'theme': "simple", 'relative_urls': False})
The default TinyMCE configuration to use. See the TinyMCE manual for all options. To set the configuration for a specific TinyMCE editor, see the mce_attrs parameter for the widget.
Whether to use the spell checker through the supplied view. You must add spellchecker to the TinyMCE plugin list yourself, it is not added automatically.
Whether to use the TinyMCE compressor, which gzips all Javascript files into a single stream. This makes the overall download size 75% smaller and also reduces the number of requests. The overall initialization time for TinyMCE will be reduced dramatically if you use this option.
TINYMCE_FILEBROWSER (default: True if 'filebrowser' is in INSTALLED_APPS, else False)
Whether to use django-filebrowser as a custom filebrowser for media inclusion. See the official TinyMCE documentation on custom filebrowsers.


TINYMCE_JS_URL = 'http://debug.example.org/tiny_mce/tiny_mce_src.js'
    'plugins': "table,spellchecker,paste,searchreplace",
    'theme': "advanced",