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Vue-Trix Text Editor

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Simple and lightweight Trix rich-text editor Vue.js component for writing daily

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Getting started

Demo page

vue-trix editor

Integrate into the form

vue-trix in production


  • A simple and lightweight rich-text editor for writing daily.
  • Two-ways binding with v-model easily.
  • Auto-save editor data temporally what you has typed into the form input in case something goes wrong (for example, the browser could crash or you could accidentally refresh the page without submit saving).



  $npm install --save vue-trix


  $yarn add vue-trix

Or directly from latest Github repo

  $npm install --save hanhdt/vue-trix


Mount with global

in the main.js, import the package as a global component.

import "vue-trix";

Mount with component

import VueTrix from "vue-trix";
export default {
  // ...
  components: {

Setup with Nuxt.js (SSR)

Create mounting plugin file

// plugins/vue_trix.js
import Vue from "vue";
import VueTrix from "vue-trix";

Update Nuxt.js config file

// nuxt.config.js
plugins: [{ src: "~/plugins/vue_trix", mode: "client" }];

Component Usages

Create a simple editor in your single component file

Add VueTrix component into *.vue template

    <!-- ... -->
    <VueTrix v-model="editorContent" placeholder="Enter content" localStorage/>
    <!-- ... -->

Integrating with Forms

  <form ...>
    <VueTrix inputId="editor1" v-model="editorContent" placeholder="enter your content..."/>

Props descriptions

  • inputId: This is referenced id of the hidden input field defined, it is optional.
  • inputName: This is referenced name of the hidden input field defined, default value is content.
  • placeholder: The placeholder option attribute specifies a short hint that describes the expected value of a editor.
  • autofocus: Automatically focus the editor when it loads
  • disabledEditor: This prop will put the editor in read-only mode.
  • localStorage: The boolean attribute allows saving editor state into browser's localStorage (optional, default is false).

Populating editor content

Init loading content into the editor

In case, you want to load initial data from database then display into the editor. you can use v-model directive with local component's state.

// Declare local component's state is loaded from database
export default {
  // ...
  data() {
    return {
      editorContent: "<h1>Editor contents</h1>"
  // ...
  // Assign to v-model directive
    <!-- ... -->
    <VueTrix v-model="editorContent"/>
    <!-- ... -->

Track data changes

The local component's state will be changed reactively when you modified contents inside the trix editor UI. Therefore, you need to watch the local state for updating content back to database

export default {
  // ...
  methods: {
    updateEditorContent(value) {
      // Update new content into the database via state mutations.
  watch: {
    editorContent: {
      handler: "updateEditorContent"
  // ...

Binding attachment events

The <VueTrix/> element emits several events which you can use to observe and respond to changes in editor state.

  • @trix-file-accept fires before an attachment is added to the document. If you don’t want to accept dropped or pasted files, call preventDefault() on this event.

  • @trix-attachment-add fires after an attachment is added to the document. You can access the Trix attachment object through the attachment property on the event. If the attachment object has a file property, you should store this file remotely and set the attachment’s URL attribute.

  • @trix-attachment-remove fires when an attachment is removed from the document. You can access the Trix attachment object through the attachment property on the event. You may wish to use this event to clean up remotely stored files.

Process uploading attachment to remote server

Add binding event listener to trix-attachment-add

    <!-- ... -->
    <VueTrix @trix-attachment-add="handleAttachmentChanges"/>
    <!-- ... -->

In Javascript

  const remoteHost = 'your remote host';
  function handleAttachmentChanges(event) {
    // 1. get file object
    let file = event.attachment.file;
    // 2. upload file to remote server with FormData
    // ...
    // 3. if upload success, set back the attachment's URL attribute
    // @param object data from remote server response data after upload.
    let attributes = {
      url: remoteHost + data.path,
      href: remoteHost + data.path

Trix document

Full documentation


If you're interested in contributing to Vue-Trix or share your opinions, please consider to submitting a pull request or post issues. Also, I will try to code-self documentation.


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