WYM Editor Helper is a plugin that makes it dead easy to incorporate the WYM editor into your Rails views.
Follow these steps to use:
- From your project's root, run:
ruby script/plugin install svn://zuurstof.openminds.be/home/kaizer/svn/rails_stuff/plugins/wym_editor_helper rake wym:install
- Put <%= wym_editor_initialize %> in the view that will host the text editing form. Prefereably this goes into your html's HEAD, to keep our html W3C valid. Use <% content_for :head do %> <%= wym_editor_initialize %> <% end %> in the view that needs the editor, and <%= yield :head %> in the layout. This means the editor will only load when it is truly called for.
- in your form, instead of i.e. <%= text_area :article, :content %>, use <%= wym_editor :article, :content %> OR add a 'wymeditor' class to the textarea
- add a 'wymupdate' class to the submit button
This plugin uses an svn:external to automatically get the latest version of WYMeditor. If for some reason the checked out version is not working, you can install a different version like so:
svn export svn://svn.wymeditor.org/wymeditor/tags/0.4 vendor/plugins/wym_editor_helper/assets/wymeditor
Updates on this plugin will appear on http://www.gorilla-webdesign.be/artikel/42-WYM+on+Rails