WYMeditor: web-based XHTML editor


WYMeditor is a web-based WYSIWYM (What You See Is What You Mean) XHTML editor (not WYSIWYG).

WYMeditor's main concept is to leave details of the document's visual layout, and to concentrate on its structure and meaning, while trying to give the user as much comfort as possible (at least as WYSIWYG editors).

WYMeditor has been created to generate perfectly structured XHTML strict code, to conform to the W3C XHTML specifications and to facilitate further processing by modern applications.

With WYMeditor, the code can't be contaminated by visual informations like font styles and weights, borders, colors, ...
The end-user defines content meaning, which will determine its aspect by the use of style sheets. The result is easy and quick maintenance of information.

As the code is compliant to W3C XHTML specifications, you can for example process it using a XSLT (at the client or the server side), giving you a wide range of applications.

Why WYMeditor ?

Do you modify your website using a content management system (CMS)? Do you allow your clients to modify their website with a CMS?

If yes, you have certainly met de difficult choice of a web-based (X)HTML editor.

  • You may have tried a full-featured WYSIWYG editor, but you apprehend that your clients use it inappropriately, with the risk it degenerates visually and on the code quality.
  • You may also have tried the BBcode syntax, Markdown or the wiki-style syntax, but you don't want to force your clients to solutions that are too technical/complex for them, even if it tends to generate good quality code.

WYMeditor brings a new approach and a set of simple solutions which allow for a very easy to use editor, while still producing clean XHTML code. Thanks to its original approach it remains clear and easy to learn. A one-hour training and it's the beginning of clean updates made by the end user.

How can I contribute ?

If you like WYMeditor and the freedom it brings to the web developer, don't hesitate to give some help.

WYMeditor is Free/Open Source Software, which means anyone can use it and contribute. It also means community support is important to make it a really solid and long-lasting project.

Any help and feedback is welcome, either on GitHub, or on the forum.

Applications using WYMeditor

WYMeditor has been integrated in many open or proprietary applications, such as:


WYMeditor is dual licensed under the Open Source MIT and GPL licenses.

WYMeditor 1.x

WYMeditor 1.1.1 is available

Download WYMeditor 1.1.1

WYMeditor will soon reach 1.0 stable !

Download WYMeditor 1.0.0-rc.2

More information on this release.

More information on the 1.0 branch.


June 10, 2014

WYMeditor 1.0.0b6 released !

Download WYMeditor 1.0.0b6

Many improvements and bug fixes !

November 26, 2012

WYMeditor 0.5 final released!

Bug fixes and IE9 compatibility!

June 26, 2012

Announcing the release of WYMeditor 1.0.0b3 with some small Drupal-related fixes.

February 27, 2012

Version 1.0.0b1 released: It's beta-tastic!

Download WYMeditor 1.0.0b1

January 18, 2012

Version 1.0.0a6 released (final alpha)

Download WYMeditor 1.0.0a6

February 2011

WYMeditor development moves to GitHub to improve collaboration.

June 10, 2010

WYMEditor for ExpressionEngine 2.0 released!

June 03, 2010

WYMeditor 0.5 release candidate 2 released!

More info

May 27, 2009

WYMeditor 0.5 release candidate 1 released!

More info

November 19, 2008

WYMeditor 0.5 beta 2 released!

October, 2008

WYMeditor as an RDFa editor

September 15, 2008

WYMeditor 0.5 beta 1 released!

September 6, 2008

WYMeditor in Dotclear, by Rémi Hackert

May 9, 2008

WYMeditor 0.5 alpha 1 has been released.
This version brings, among others, the Safari compatibility.
Download WYMeditor

May 1, 2008

Safari implementation is on its way

April 2008

A 'resizable' plugin for WYMeditor, by Peter Eschler

WYMeditor in Jelix, the PHP5 MVC framework

March 2008

WYMeditor in SkyBlueCanvas, the lightweight CMS, by Scott Lewis
WYMeditor in TypeRoom, the free website editing tool


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