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  • JCE Pro 2.8.6 released

This release fixes a number of bugs reported by users since the release of JCE Pro 2.8.5

In addition to these fixes, a few improvements and new features have been added.

Adaptive Style Reset and Guidelines Colours

A new Auto option has been added to the High Contrast Mode parameter (previously called Editor Styles Reset) in the Editor Global Configuration. This option is now the default, and if set, the editor content will be displayed using a high contrast style - black text on a white background - when the contrast of the template's text colour and background colour does not meet a minimum level of usablity (WCAG Contrast level 3:1).

Reset of the editor display based on text and background colour contrast

Drag & Drop Upload of Pages with Markdown Conversion

The Template Manager now supports drag & drop insertion of pages - html, txt and md files - directly into the editor. The file will be uploaded with processing and conversion - including markdown to HTML - applied.

Upload and insertion of an md file with markdown to HTML conversion

EXIF Image Description

A useful little addition for those users who like to work with the EXIF data of their images, the Image Manager Extended can now use the Image Description property, if set, for the Image Description (alt) value of an inserted image. The value is also applied to images inserted directly into the editor with drag & drop, like in the example below.

EXIF Image Description value used as the alt attribute for inserted images

A keyboard shortcut for Soft Hyphen

You can now use CTRL + SHIFT + - to insert a soft hyphen character in any browser on Windows or MacOS.

JCE Pro 2.8 includes a number of great new features and enhancements and is available for download or to update via the Joomla Updater.

Thank you to everyone who help get this release ready by testing development versions and submitting bug reports. If you find any more issues please submit them on the forum or on github.

Download and Installation

JCE Pro is available for download with a JCE Pro Subscription

Instructions for installing and updating JCE are available here