Rich Text Editor

Screenshot of the rich text editor

The Rich Text Editor (RTE) uses a product called CKEditor to provide a WYSIWG interface for editing content.

Fields in content types or block types can use the rich text editor as a means for you to add your content. The RTE is often used for body fields or large text areas.

This page contains an overview of the tools you can use within the RTE to create, format, and organize your content.

On this page:


Source View

The source tool switches the editor view to the HTML being generated by the editor. Clicking it again switches back to the WYSIWYG view.

Styling is mainly controlled by the theme for consistency. Markup not explicitly allowed will be stripped when saved.


Screenshot of RTE - source tool

Clipboard Functions

  • Cut
    • Cuts the selected text 
  • Copy
    • Copies the selected text
  • Undo
    • Undo most recent recent action
  • Redo
    • Redo most recent action
Screenshot of RTE - clipboard
  • Link
  • Unlink
  • Anchor

See Links for additional instructions 

Screenshot of RTE - links


All images, files, and media embeds are handled by Media.

The Media tool allows you insert media available in your site in the RTE.

You can upload directly from here, but management of all Media is located in the Media section of your site.

See Media for details

Screen shot of media tool in rte

Divs (Content Grid)

The Div tools allows you create divs create multi-column layout within the RTE.  

See Content Grid for additional instructions

Screenshot of div tool

Tables & Data

Table is used for inserting data tables. It should not be used for aligning content for layout purposes as this can create accessibility concerns and cause problems viewing your webpage on a mobile device.

There are standard styling available for tables.

Screenshot of table tool


The Calendar tool generates a static calendar in the RTE. Clicking on it will present a dialogue where you can provide a month and a year.

It will produce a calendar according tothe month/year provided. Only the content boxes are editable. Empty days will be hidden in responsive.

Screenshot of calendar tool

Horizontal Rule

Insert Horizontal Rule inserts a horizontal bar to divide your content thematically. You should use this when you have a shift in topic within a page.

Screenshot of horizontal rule


This is the primary source of applying pre-defined styles to your text.

Some content elements such as lists or tables have additional style options appear when selected.

Simple highlight the element / text you want to style and select an available style from the drop down.

Screenshot of styles tool

Text Formatting

These functions are used to apply (or remove) formatting from your text in the rich text editor.

  • Remove fortmatting
  • Bold
  • Italic
  • Underline
  • Superscript
  • Subscript
  • Special Characters
  • Block Quotes
  • Numbered List
  • Bulleted List
  • Decrease Indent (For list items)
  • Increase indent (For list items)

See Text Formatting for additional instructions

Screenshot of formatting tools