Fckeditor dadamail, really Elementary question!
Please! I need help! This is Probably simple for you regular bloggers or programmers.(All I know is a little
HTML) I have a site hosted On bluehost. I am just using it to help a Christian lady send out a Daily email message that is just a Paragraph or two of scripture, poem, etc.
I have installed Dada mail and got it configured correctly. I have also uploaded Fckeditor to the site, but
Can’t see the WYSIWYG Fckeditor portion to edit the HTML.
I followed these directions:
You'll want to put this entire directory into your public html directory of your hosting accout. Take note of the URL you'll need to access this directory.
Set the $FCKEDITOR_URL Config.pm variable to this URL.
One thing to make sure is that you're install FCKeditor under the same subdomain as your Dada Mail is installed. For example, if Dada Mail is at:
FCKeditor has to be installed at something like:
To tweak the configuration of how FCKeditor works within Dada Mail (advanced stuff), see the:
THE MAIN QUESTION IS:
I don’t know how to set the the $FCKEDITOR_URL Config.pm variable to this URL??
Where do I do this?? In the file manager portion of the CPANEL on bluehost??
Also, my Fckeditor is installed in the same folder as dadamail, do I need to move it?
Any help is appreciated! I have been looking for the answer for weeks!!!
Last edited by trulyblest; 05-05-2009 at 08:44 AM.
Hello trulyblest, it's been a few months so you may have moved on to other options, but I had to struggle to use Fckeditor as well... so I wanted to put some info here to perhaps save others some pain. Look in the DADA mail config.pm file for:
I recommend editing the file with notepad, don't use Word. Use the notepad word search and look for FCKeditor until you find the one that looks like the above. Put it equal to:
=cut$FCKEDITOR_URL ||= 'http://www.yoursite.com/fckeditor';
Don't forget the single quotes and semicolon. Another thing that tripped me up is I originally left off the www. in my website address as that's how the examples were in the config.pm file. WWW. must be in your website address as shown if your site is accessed only with the www. in the address, otherwise you'll get permission denied errors from the browser and the html toolbar will still not appear.
Lastly, don't forget to go to the Manage Control List Panel > Options in Dada Mail and check the enable Fckeditor box. If set up correctly, it will also show your website address there with Fckeditor location, for example:
Yes, use the file manager to get to the config.pm file. It should be here:
I recommend putting a copy aside of files before editing so if you mess up things can be put back.
I think the directions said fckeditor can be installed to any folder on the site it's to be used for, but it's recommended to put it here:
Help. Continuing FCKeditor Installation Problems
I followed just about ever set of instructions I could find to the letter, but somehow the FCKeditor just won't work in Dadamail for me.
Configured the config.pm editor as you outlined.
When I go in Dadamail to HTML, nothing drops down (not even a text box, which will happen when I turn the FCKeditor off.)
I've attached some screenshots, maybe you can see the problem.
Appreciate any guidance.
Driving me nuts! Does anyone have a fix for this? I've done the same- & trip[le checked that all the variables are set right but no luck
I finally got it to work!
I had the same problems everyone else is having and finally got it to work after weeks of toying with it. Download fckeditor 2.6.5 and try it with dada mail. the new 3.x.x versions didn't seem to work for me. All of the other advice above is still valid (e.g., correct path names, etc).
There is no FCKeditor 3.0 - it was renamed CKeditor.
CKeditor is not supported in Dada Mail 3, but will be in Dada Mail 4, which currently is in Beta. The API to use FCKeditor and CKeditor are different.
In fact, both FCKeditor and CKeditor will be supported in Dada Mail 4, since CKEditor doesn't currently have a file upload/browser built in (yet?), which is really a killer feature.
The instructions are the same, basically, but you'll edit the variable called, $CKEDITOR_URL, instead of, $FCKEDITOR_URL,
my fckeditor is not working in dada mail and dada mail was installed through easy script on bluehost. please someone guide me how can i install/configure my already installed dada mail with fckeditor, i want to use HTML based messages, pictures, and other file uploading. i am a lay man please guid me step by step.
i have found some guidlines but it seems to be for dada mail installed on your own computer instead of hosting server.
Last edited by farcaster; 02-19-2011 at 10:34 AM.
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