Customizing the Web Editor - Mura Docs v7.1

Customizing the Web Editor

Mura is a Content Management System (CMS), and as such, supports the creation and modification of digital content. Part of the user interface includes a "web editor" that allows a user, even with limited expertise, to add, modify, and remove content from a website without the intervention of a webmaster.

The web editor is most often encountered in Mura when editing content, and is used for form fields such as "Content" and "Summary" that require HTML, yet abstracts the vast majority of the syntax from the content manager.

The current version of Mura utilizes CKEditor, an open source WYSIWYG text editor, which is designed to bring common word processor features directly to web pages, simplifying their content creation. The image below illustrates the default configuration of the web editor.

Many of the features and customization options for the web editor can be found in the CKEditor Documentation at As a Mura theme developer, you are probably most interested in how to leverage information from the CKEditor Developer Guide. While the information contained there definitely applies, you will need to be aware of where to go in Mura, to make your customizations in an upgrade-safe manner. Throughout this section, you should be able to do just that.