Using a textarea WYSIWIG editor

Integrating FCKeditor

General header Template

Add the following javascript code to the header.html or admin_header.html template (if it is not already there):

    <script type="text/javascript"
    <script type="text/javascript">
        var oFCKEditors = new Array;
        /* initalises an instance of FCK and returns the object. */
        function fck_add(id)
            i = oFCKEditors.length;
            oFCKEditors[i] = new FCKeditor(id, '100%', 300);
            oFCKEditors[i].ToolbarSet = 'Basic' ;
            oFCKEditors[i].BasePath = SGL_JS_WEBROOT +
            oFCKEditors[i].Config["CustomConfigurationsPath"] =
SGL_JS_WEBROOT + "/js/SglFckconfig.js"  ;
        function fck_init()
            if( document.getElementsByTagName ) {
                areas = document.getElementsByTagName('textarea');
                for( var i=0; i<areas.length; i++ ){
                    if( areas[i].className.match("wysiwyg") ) {
                    else if( areas[i].id.match('frmBodyName') ) {
                        /* fallback for old templates */

Module's Templates

All textareas with class="wysiwyg" will be replaced by the editor. This enables you to have multiple editor per page :

<textarea  name="frmBodyName" id="frmBodyName" class="wysiwyg">{event.text}</textarea>

Module's Mgr Class action

In your class method where you want to use the WYSIWYG editor, you just have to tell Seagull you want to use it.

// enable hmtl wysiwyg editor
$output->wysiwyg = true;

This includes the needed JavaScript to your output.

Module's Mgr Class validation

Wondering why no HTML is passing the validation process? For security reasons Seagull strips all HTML automatically. But there is a way to get around this: use the $allowTags = true attribute in $req->get.

$input->event = (object)$req->get('frmBodyName', $allowTags = true);


Use www/js/SglFckconfig.js to customize the look & feel of the editor. For more information about all the possible settings see: