After many months of development, we are very excited to unveil a new Rich Editor, an enhanced WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) experience. This project has been the culmination of much work amongst several developers on our team and we are so happy to finally share it with you.
(left to right: Vanilla Forums Developer, Adam Charron and Vanilla Forums co-Founder Todd Burry chat with Head of Community, Adrian Speyer about the new rich editor)
Why even bother with a new editor?
Certainly, there are many people who will wonder why we bothered. Wasn’t our current advanced editor adequate? As with most things in Vanilla, we always strive for a better user experience and we drove to rethink the editor from the core. We paid careful attention to the kinds of editors people are now used to using, and what they have to expect.
As co-founder of Vanilla, Todd Burry noted “For most people our Advanced Editor was good enough, but we couldn’t have a true WYSIWYG experience, so we needed to move to a more modern architecture. Making this change will allow us to expand the editor for future features and projects we have planned in the not too distant future. This is only the first step, and the initial release for this project, but many exciting things are planned.”