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Install or Update the JCE Editor

Installing JCE 1.5 for Joomla! 1.5

There are 3 methods for installing JCE 

Method 1 : Package Install (recommended)

  1. Download the latest Installation Package for Joomla! 1.5 - Download
  2. Install the package using the Joomla! Extensions InstallerDo notunzip the package.

    Click here for a Video Demonstration

    Popup created with JCE MediaBox

  3. Set JCE as the default Joomla! WYSIWYG editor

If a Package Install fails, which may occur on some sites due to conservative server settings, try Method 2 : 2-Step Install or Method 3 : Manual Install

Method 2 : 2-Step Install

  1. Download and install the Administration Component using the Joomla! Extensions InstallerDo not unzip the package - Download

    Click here for a Video Demonstration

    Popup created with JCE MediaBox

  2. Download and install the Editor Plugin using the Joomla! Extensions InstallerDo not unzip the package - Download
  1. Click here for a Video Demonstration

    Popup created with JCE MediaBox

  2. Set JCE as the default Joomla! WYSIWYG editor

Method 3 : Manual Install

A manual installation should only be attempted if the previous 2 methods fail.

  1. Download and install the Administration Component using the Joomla! Extensions InstallerDo not unzip the package - Download
  1. Click here for a Video Demonstration

    Popup created with JCE MediaBox

  2. Download the Editor Plugin - Download
  3. Extract all the files from the zip file to a location on your hard drive making sure you preserve all folder paths. You should be left with 3 files and a folder; jce.phpjce.xml, en-GB.plg_editors.ini and a folder called 'jce'.
  4. Using an ftp client, log into your site and transfer the files jce.php, jce.xml and the folder (including all its contents) to the plugins/editors directory located in your Joomla! site root directory.
  5. Transfer the en-GB.plg_editors.ini language file to administrator/language/e-GB directory located in your Joomla! site root directory.

    Click here for a Video Demonstration

    Popup created with JCE MediaBox

  6. Log into the Administration section of your Joomla! site and click on the 'Components->JCE Administration' or 'Components->JCE Administration-> Control Panel' menu item.
  7. If the Editor Plugin is not properly installed but you have copied its files correctly as detailed above, you will see an error message "Editor Plugin files exist but Editor Plugin is not installed - [Install Editor Plugin]". Click on [Install Editor Plugin].
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  8. After completing these steps, the JCE Editor Plugin will be installed.
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  9. Set JCE as the default Joomla! WYSIWYG editor

After Installation - Set JCE as the default Joomla! WYSIWYG Editor

  1. Go to Site->Global Configuration.
  2. Select 'Editor - JCE' from the 'Default WYSIWYG Editor' select list.
  3. Click 'Save'

    It may also be necessary to assign the editor as the default to each individual user

    For help installing Joomla! components, read the Joomla! Component Installation article

    • Sunday, 10 July 2011