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JCE has recently received a number of important updates, as well as the long awaited return of the Template Manager (now a subscription plugin).

Updates include:

JCE Editor Mambot 1.1.4

Changelog (from 1.1.3):

  • Fixed: Custom CSS setting bug #5576
  • Fixed: Align default setting bug in Image Manager
  • Fixed: Relative URLs conversion bug #5588

Changelog (from 1.1.2):

  • Fixed: Template Colors in Color Picker
  • Fixed: Paragraph / Break bug - #4767
  • Fixed: TinyMCE Compressor is back
  • Added: Global option for upload dialog - select file after upload.
  • Added: Layer plugin is back.
  • Update: TinyMCE to
  • Update: Mootools to 1.1.0

View Read More for other changelogs

winter.jpg The JCE Utilities Mambot has also received an update, in fact it has been  largely rebuilt, and is now base on the Mootools powered Slimbox

It works better, and all browsers (IE6, IE7, Opera, FF, Safari, Camino) should now work properly.

I addition, the mambot will also add zoom/popup indicators to popup images and links.


All updates available in the downloads section. There is also a bundle for members that includes everything currently available. 

Please post bugs at JoomlaCode. Be descriptive, include as much information as possible. Please include browser version if applicable.



Since its release on 02 May 2007, The JCE Editor Mambot and some of its plugins have had a few updates.

JCE Editor Mambot 1.1.2

Changelog (from 1.1.1):

  • Compressed files.js (src included)
  • Fixed: Bugs in Image Manager and AdvLink
  • Added: Configuration options to control editor area resizing.
  • Added: &quot re-conversion for Mambot Mode.

Changelog (from 1.1.0 Final):

  • Fixed: Selection error. Bug #4457
  • Fixed: Undefined variable error in folder tree display. Bug #4454
  • Added: Spell Checker languages configuration.

JCE AdvLink Extended 1.1.2

Changelog (from 1.1.1):

  • Fixed: PHP error in advlink.php
  • Fixed: Tooltip not inserting.
  • Compressed functions.js (src included)
  • Compressed editor_plugin.js (src included)

Changelog (from 1.1.0):

  • Fixed: Itemid set to 1 if none found

Image Manager Extended 1.1.1

Changelog (from 1.1.0):

  • Fixed: Image selection javascript error Bug #4472
  • Added: Thumbnail cache directory can now be set. Defaults to Joomla! media directory.
  • Simplified cache thumb filename (no longer uses url).

Media Manager 1.1.4

Changelog (from 1.1.3)

  • Fixed: Error caused by undefined size index in files.php Bug #4456

Changelog (from 1.1.2)

  • Fixed align bug.
  • Fixed flv player autostart, repeat bug.
  • Fixed bug with boolean values.
  • Added big play button to flv player if autostart = false.

Changelog (from 1.1.1)

  • Added SEF fix that should've been in the initial release.

Changelog (from 1.1.0)

  • Fixed path bug with FLV player
  • Fixed selection icon highlighting
  • Added GNU/GPL licence blurb to flash source files

JCE IFrame Plugin 1.1.1

Changelog (from 1.1.0)

  • Fixed: Attribute parsing error, eg: x={name: 

I have created a Tutorial to help with the upgrade / update process.

If you encounter any bugs please post them, with a detailed description, including browser type and version at JoomlaCode

This release marks the end of the JCE 1.1.0 beta period and sees the 1.0.x series retired.

JCE 1.1.0 Final introduces a number of changes and some new features:

  • Spell Checker plugin - the Moxiecode Spell Checker for TinyMCE is now included in the standard install. Includes the option to use either the Google Spell Check Service, Pspell or Aspell.
  • New dialogs have been added for all Manager functions (upload, rename etc).
  • The Media Manager and File Manager are now for Members only. See this article for more information on the JCE Club Membership
  • The Image Manager SE and AdvLink SE are now called Image Manager Extended and Advanced Link Extended
  • HTML cleanup is now turned off by default.
  • A 'Mambot Mode' has been introduced (activated through the JCE Mambot Configuration) which re-converts ' " and & characters during saving.
  • There are a few new icons for the Manager plugins.
  • The Folder Tree can now be disabled. This is a temporary workaround solution when using a big folder list. Will be replaced with a dynamic folder tree in a future version. Set per plugin.
  • The Layer plugin has been removed.
  • Various bug fixes and code improvements, including various configuration options, eg: Character Encoding for the Ajax requests can now be set, the path method for including client side assets can now be set (absolute or relative).
  • The Image Manager Extended now includes Image Resizing!
  • The File Manager icons can now be configured. The path can be set and an 'icon map' can be specified, ie: an icon can be mapped to a set of extensions.
  • The Media Manager can now handle Google Video and Youtube video from links.
  • The Media Manager includes support for FLV file through a custom FLV player. The player path and name can be set. Variables are compatible with Jeroen Wijering's FLV player (file, buffer, repeat, autostart, and 2 colors).

Uninstall any previous version of JCE (both the Editor Mambot and Component).
Download and Install the JCE Admin Component 1.1.0 Final, then the JCE Editor Mambot 1.1.0 Final.
Download and install an extra plugins you require using the JCE Plugin Installer. 

Note: When installing the JCE Advlink Extended or JCE Image Manager Extended, do not unpublish the AdvLink, Link, Image or Image Manager plugins/commands. It is not necessary. 


Thats it for now. Get the files from the downloads section.


Only those plugins released with JCE 1.1.0 Final, ie: those available in th download section now, will work with JCE 1.1.0 Final. I'm not sure which 3rd party plugins will work, those developers are welcome to contact me if they need help adapting their plugins.
Remember to clear your brower cache after installing and before using the editor. It is also a good idea to do a 'hard refresh' - CTRL + F5 on first use.


I'm sure this little announcement will disappoint many of you, and it frustrates and disappoints me to have to write this, but once again I must delay the release of 1.1.0 stable by a few days.

This has been a very difficult version to complete, with the main focus being on stability, useabilty and code cleanup/optimization. It would seem at the moment that as I solve one problem, another pops up and the release just does not seem to want to be wrapped up.

Anyway, enough whining. Back to work.

A release this week, I promise.


Just thought I'd post up the official release date for JCE 1.1.0 'stable' as everyone has been waiting so patiently for it.

So that will be Sunday 15 April, then.


I had hoped to release it sooner, this weekend in fact, but I found I had a bit more testing to do and a few more things to fix, and after all it was Easter weekend, best spent with family I think, not in front of the computer.


So, 1.1.0 stable will see the end of availabilit and support for 1.0.4, but the release of 2 new plugins for 1.1.0, the Media Manager SE, with FLV support, and the Template Manager. Both of these plugins will be available to subscription members only.


If you have any last minute fixes, suggestions or ideas for 1.1.0, please let me know.