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    Bring the Froala WYSIWYG Editor into an ember-cli project with this addon. Besides importing the required Froala Editor files, the main part of this addon is the <FroalaEditor /> component, which adds the editor in your ember app. Other functionality is also included to help interact with the editor and content, see the Usage section below.


    • Ember.js v3.20 or above
    • Ember CLI v3.20 or above
    • Node.js v12, v14, or v16 and above
    • ember-auto-import v2 or above

    Note on ember-auto-import version requirement

    This addon (and Ember v4+) uses ember-auto-import v2, which implies that consuming projects also use ember-auto-import v2. Outside of npm install --save-dev ember-auto-import@^2.0.0 webpack, take a look at the upgrade guide for further details when upgrading from ember-auto-import v1.


    ember install ember-froala-editor


    This addon will import files from the froala-editor package into the build-tree to be included in the final app output. This covers the Download details on the Froala Editor docs to get the main editor files into your project. You can additionally include languages, plugins, and themes by adding configuration details in your ember-cli-build.js file.

    Within the ember-cli-build.js file, add a ember-froala-editor object and list which additional assets to include in an array. For plugins, you can use either the plugin name as shown in the Froala Editor docs or file name (without the extension). Ex:

    // ember-cli-build.js
    // ... (snip)
    let app = new EmberApp(defaults, {
      'ember-froala-editor': {
        languages: ['es','fr','de'],
        plugins  : ['align','charCounter','paragraph_format'],
        themes   : ['royal']
    // ... (snip)


    This addon includes a couple components, several template helpers, and a couple test helpers.

    <FroalaEditor> Component

    The <FroalaEditor> component exposes many aspects of the Froala Editor in "Ember ways" and uses the <div contenteditable> version of the editor (not <textarea>). And with the Froala Editor being a third-party program, this component will handle proper setup and teardown.

    <FroalaEditor />

    Pass-in existing HTML/content via the @content argument and capture changes from the @update argument (which should be a setter, including {{mut}}). However, when using {{mut}} it must be wrapped in {{fn}} to retain the function (setter) aspect. The @content must be a SafeString from htmlSafe and @update will also return a SafeString.

      @update={{fn (mut this.content)}}

    The @update setter will be called on the contentChanged editor event by default. There is a slight debounce effect with that event, which may or may not be desirable. To change which event is used, pass in the event name through the @updateEvent argument.

      @update={{fn (mut this.content)}}

    Options can be passed in through the @options argument or individually using the option name as the @argument name. Note: If the same option is passed within the @options argument and individual argument, the individual argument will "win". In the example below, the theme would be "dark".

      @options={{hash theme="gray"}}

    Event callbacks can be passed into the component using the @on-* argument format, where the event name is prefixed with @on-. Also, when an event has a period in the name, replace it with a dash. The callback will be given the editor instance as the first argument, with the other event params (if any) following.


    The callback signatures should look like;

    function(editor, ...params) {}
    // Or for the examples above
    function focusCallback(editor) {}
    function pasteCallback(editor, clipboard_html) {}
    function commandsCallback(editor, cmd, param1, param2) {}

    The <FroalaEditor> also watches the @disabled state and will appropriately enable/disable the editing abilities when this argument changes. It basically is the equivalent to the <textarea disabled> attribute.


    <FroalaContent> Component

    According to the Froala Editor documentation, content created from the editor should be contained within an element with the .fr-view class. This is simply a component that applies the class. It can be used in either inline (with the @content argument) or block form, but either should be SafeString from the htmlSafe().

    {{!-- this.content = htmlSafe('<p>Content here</p>') --}}
    <FroalaContent @content={{this.content}} />

    Either will render:

    <div class="fr-view"><p>Content here</p></div>

    {{froala-arg}} Template Helper

    This helper creates a closure that will capture the editor instance and pass it into the event callback as the first argument, with the other event args following. The Froala Editor binds callbacks to the editor instance, so this is the editor and not the original context (even with the @action decorator).

    Note: All @on-* arguments on the <FroalaEditor> already have this applied automatically. This is mainly useful when passing callbacks through the events option.

      @options={{hash events=(hash click=(froala-arg this.callback))}}

    The callback signature should look like;

    function(editor, ...args) {}
    // Or for the example above with the click event
    function(editor, clickEvent) {}

    {{froala-html}} Template Helper

    This helper creates a closure that will pass the editors current HTML/content as the first argument to the callback function. This is very useful when combined with setters or the {{mut}} helper. Ex: {{froala-html (fn (mut this.content))}}

    Note: The @update argument on <FroalaEditor> already has this applied automatically. This is mainly useful when needing HTML on other callbacks but can also be done by calling editor.html.get() from within your callback.

      @options={{hash events=(hash input=(froala-html this.callback))}}
      @on-input={{froala-html this.callback}}

    The callback signature should look like;

    function(html, editor, ...args) {}
    // Or for the example above with the input event
    function(html, editor, inputEvent) {}

    {{froala-method}} Template Helper

    This helper creates a closure that will call an editor method when called. It is meant to replace an event callback on the <FroalaEditor> component. Simply specify the method name as the first parameter of the helper.

      @on-paste-after={{froala-method "commands.undo"}}

    The helpers first parameter will be used as the editor method to be called, and the remaining parameters will be used for method arguments. So you can pass in the proper arguments as documented, and they will be spread out when called. Ex:

    {{froala-method "align.apply" "right"}}

    In addition, you can use values from the event callback and "proxy" them to the method. First, define a parameter in the position which the argument should be passed in (to). Then define a hash with the same name and an integer of the position (1 indexed) which the argument would have been received (from). Ex:

      @on-save-error={{froala-method "html.insert" "message" message=2}}

    In the above example, the "on-save-error" event callback would have received (editor, error). In the {{froala-method}} helper we defined a "message" and told it to use the second argument, which is error.

    {{html-safe}} Template Helper

    Since the <FroalaEditor> requires that @content be a SafeString from htmlSafe(), this helper can provide a way to convert a content string when passing to the editor component. However, you should also sanitize the content going in to guard against XSS exploits.

    Note: This helper is NOT automatically imported into the app. Rather, you must create your own helper to re-export the helper from this addon.

    1. ember generate helper html-safe
    2. Change app/helpers/html-safe.js to export { default } from 'ember-froala-editor/helpers/html-safe';
    3. Use {{html-safe}} in your app templates
      @content={{html-safe this.content}}

    {{to-string}} Template Helper

    Since the <FroalaEditor> requires that @content to be a SafeString, it will also return a SafeString from the @update callback (and any callbacks that use the {{froala-html}} helper). This helper will convert that SafeString back to a normal string. However, you should also sanitize the content coming back to guard against XSS exploits.

    Note: This helper is NOT automatically imported into the app. Rather, you must create your own helper to re-export the helper from this addon.

    1. ember generate helper to-string
    2. Change app/helpers/to-string.js to export { default } from 'ember-froala-editor/helpers/to-string';
    3. Use {{to-string}} in your app templates
      @content={{html-safe this.content}}
      @update={{to-string (fn (mut this.content))}}

    {{merged-hash}} Template Helper

    This helper is a little out-of-scope for this addon, but can be very useful when you need to use a combination of options. It allows you to use an object / hash property but also add others or override options. Ex:

      @options={{merged-hash this.parentOptions heightMin=400}}

    The helper assumes all parameters are objects, and then uses assign() to merge everything together. Each parameter takes priority on the previous, with the "hash" (named parameters) being the final. So you can merge multiple "levels" of options. Ex:

      placeholderText="Only plain text can go here..."}}

    Note: This helper is NOT automatically imported into the app. Rather, you must create your own helper to re-export the helper from this addon.

    1. ember generate helper merged-hash
    2. Change app/helpers/merged-hash.js to export { default } from 'ember-froala-editor/helpers/merged-hash';
    3. Use {{merged-hash}} in your app templates

    fillInFroalaEditor() Test Helper

    Test helper to best simulate content within the editor changing. It uses the fillIn() helper provided by ember-test-helpers but just ensures the correct DOM element is targeted. It requires a selector (string) as the first argument and HTML (string or SafeString) as the second argument. As an async function, you should await the results before continuing with your test.

    import { fillInFroalaEditor } from 'ember-froala-editor/test-support';
    await fillInFroalaEditor('#editorId', '<p>HTML</p>');

    getInFroalaEditor() Test Helper

    Test helper that grabs the innerHTML of the editor content, simple as that. It returns the HTML as a string and not a SafeString, unlike {{froala-html}}.

    import { getInFroalaEditor } from 'ember-froala-editor/test-support';
    let content = getInFroalaEditor('#editorId');

    So putting both of these test helpers together, an Acceptance Test might look something like this;

    import { module, test } from 'qunit';
    import { visit } from '@ember/test-helpers';
    import { setupApplicationTest } from 'ember-qunit';
    import { fillInFroalaEditor, getInFroalaEditor } from 'ember-froala-editor/test-support';
    module('Acceptance | FroalaEditor', function(hooks) {
      test('<FroalaEditor> properly updates when content is filled in', async function(assert) {
        await visit('/');
        assert.strictEqual(getInFroalaEditor('#editor'), '<p>Foobar</p>');
        await fillInFroalaEditor('#editor', '<p>Foobaz</p>');
        assert.strictEqual(getInFroalaEditor('#editor'), '<p>Foobaz</p>');

    Defaults for <FroalaEditor> component

    Most likely you will have customizations/options that are common across many/all of your <FroalaEditor> instances. Instead of passing around a shared options object, there are a few ways to apply "default" options at once. And both ways can be applied at the same time (ex: environment.js for the key and extending for options/callbacks).

    environment.js config

    The <FroalaEditor> first looks to your config/environment.js file for a ember-froala-editor object to use as the options. This is a great place for your key after purchasing the Froala Editor.

    'use strict';
    module.exports = function(environment) {
      var ENV = {
        // (other default code snipped...)
        'ember-froala-editor': {
          key: '_YOUR_KEY_HERE_'
      // ... (other default code snipped...)
      return ENV;

    Extending <FroalaEditor> component

    The <FroalaEditor> was created with extending and applying defaults in mind. Simply generate a new component within your app, extending from the addons component and apply options and event callbacks, similar to invoking the editor in a template by passing arguments, but instead make them class properties and methods.

    1. ember generate component-class froala-editor
    2. Change app/components/froala-editor.js to the example show below, where the editor is extended
    3. Add options to the options = {} object or individually
    4. Add event callbacks with the on-eventName naming strategy
    • Note: Use the @action decorator to retain the component context
    // app/components/froala-editor.js
    import FroalaEditorComponent from 'ember-froala-editor/components/froala-editor';
    export default class FroalaEditor extends FroalaEditorComponent {
      options = {
        theme: "gray"
      // OR
      theme = "gray";
      'on-eventName'(editor, ...args) {/* this = editor */}
      @action 'on-eventName'(editor, ...args) {/* this = component */}

    Custom Elements

    The Froala Editor allows the creation of custom elements to use within the editor, such as custom buttons, dropdowns, popups, icons, and plugins. These should be created from within an application initializer so they are created/setup just once. Then you can use them within the editor as shown in the Froala Editor docs.

    1. ember generate initializer froala-editor-elements -- Or name(s) of your choosing
    2. import FroalaEditor from 'froala-editor';
    3. FroalaEditor.DefineIcon(), FroalaEditor.RegisterCommand(), etc.
    import FroalaEditor from 'froala-editor';
    export function initialize(/* application */) {
      FroalaEditor.RegisterCommand('myButton', {});
    export default {

    Upgrading from 3.x

    The only change is with the configuration options in ember-cli-build.js. All option types (languages, plugins, themes) must now be arrays with specific assets listed. Boolean and string values are no longer suppored. Ex:


    let app = new EmberApp(defaults, {
      'ember-froala-editor': {
        languages: 'es',
        plugins  : ['align','char_counter'],
        themes   : true


    let app = new EmberApp(defaults, {
      'ember-froala-editor': {
        languages: ['es'],
        plugins  : ['align','char_counter'],
        themes   : ['dark','gray','royal']

    No other changes needed from an ember perspective. Installation and usage is still the same, but editor configuration options might have changed. See the Froala Editor docs for those details.


    Why can't I use the {{on}} modifier for Froala Editor events?

    Starting with Froala Editor v3, it no longer triggers custom events on the DOM. Instead, the new way is to pass callbacks into the options.events object, or use the editor.events.on() method. This is done for you with the <FroalaEditor /> component by taking all @on-* args and adding them to the editor using the editor.events.on() method.

    Why can't I customize the editor tagName?

    With the move to Glimmer Components, the tagName is no longer customized through the component class. Rather, the forthcoming(?) (element) helper will fill this need but it is not released in Ember.js proper yet. Once it is, you'll be able to customize the emitted DOM Element using the @tagName argument. Just to note, the Froala Editor itself modifies the DOM quite a bit, so the emitted element might change anyway.

    Why can content be passed into <FroalaEditor> in block form?

    Content changes must be captured by the component to properly update the editor using editor.html.set() instead of through the Glimmer template. When content is passed in via block form (<FroalaEditor>{{this.content}}</FroalaEditor>) there is no way for the Glimmer component class to capture updates.

    Is there a way to enable two-way binding of @content?

    As of this writing, no. Ember Octane with Glimmer Components do not allow two-way bound @arguments whatsoever. However, there has been discussion on how to explicitly enable two-way binding in some manor, possibly by a "boxing" a value with a setter. The <FroalaEditor> was designed with this in mind, where the @update argument could look for a setter on @content, without needing to pass in the setter explicitly/separately.

    Why can't @content be a regular string anymore?

    There has been some debate on if the <FroalaEditor> itself should automatically display @content unescaped by applying htmlSafe(). Rather, the user of the component should indicate that the @content is Ok to display in its' current form. Additionally, by requiring a SafeString, the addon was able to allow greater backwards compatibility without resorting to computeds. We can always go back on this decision but it was a good change to make at v3.

    Why is my build output size larger with v4?

    With the move to ember-auto-import, all possible dynamic import() assets are included in the build. Therefore, all language files, plugins, and themes will be included in the project build output. However, only those listed in your ember-cli-build.js ember-froala-editor options will actually be requested by your browser.

    Why is it recommended to depend upon a minor version and not major?

    Ex: ~4.0.0 instead of ^4.0.0. Froala would like this addon (and other official integrations) to match versions of the main editor package. While we try to withold breaking changes to a major release, there are times where changes in the Ember ecosystem require changes to the addon, before the next major release of the Froala Editor (we note these in the release notes).


    See the Contributing guide for details.


    The ember-froala-editor project is under MIT License. However, in order to use Froala WYSIWYG HTML Editor plugin you must purchase a license for it.

    Froala Editor has 3 different licenses for commercial use. For details please see License Agreement.


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