Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#10185 confirmed New Feature

Placeholder is not configurable

Reported by: Philipp Holz Owned by:
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: Core : Output Data Version:
Keywords: Cc:


At the moment it is not possible to change the placeholder that is used. So I made it optional configurable via the editor config. Default is still content ?. Due to placeholder is a core plugin i thought its right to report the patch here. If I'm wrong please tell me where to contribute.

Attachments (2)

CKEditorPlaceholderConfigurable.patch (2.3 KB) - added by Philipp Holz 10 years ago.
10185.patch (1.7 KB) - added by thomb 9 years ago.
Added configuration option for placeholder plugin

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Change History (7)

Changed 10 years ago by Philipp Holz


comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by Jakub Ś

Status: newpending

I was convinced we had this issue reported. It turned out that we have something similar.

@ePex waht exactly do you mean by placeholder is not editable?

  1. Did you mean that when you click on it and then press toolbar button you don't get holder properties?
  2. Did you perhaps mean issue you may be getting in Firefox - ?
  3. Did you perhaps mean that editing placeholder doesn't work in Opera?

Could you describe what exactly is happening in editor in your case?

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by Philipp Holz

No, I said configurable, not editable ;) and by that I mean you can't define what your placeholder or placeholder-wrapper or whatever you want to call this is, I mean the double brackets that indicate the start and end of a placeholder. For example we use here [{text}] instead of and we can't change this because our whole framework expect that format. So what I did is basically add an option to configure/change the placeholder-indicator-whatever-thingy from the config.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by Wiktor Walc

@ePex Placeholder is not a "core plugin". It is not a part of the core and even it is not included by default in any of predefined presets. It's more a sample plugin to be extended by the developer.

Having said that, it does not mean that useful suggestions/improvements won't be accepted for it.

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by Jakub Ś

Keywords: HasPatch removed
Status: pendingconfirmed

And it sounds to me like a useful improvement.

@ePex To get your proposed fix/improvement tested and applied (if it is correct) please fork CKEditor 4 code from, prepare your fix and make a "pull request" (here is the example list of pull requests In comment please specify link to bug for which this fix was prepared. This is much faster way to get proposed fix/improvement implemented/rejected (if they are invalid). At least in V4.

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by Philipp Holz

Ok will do this as soon as possible. I don't have any time to do this because my desk is full of work but I'll do in a free minute (or two ;)).

Changed 9 years ago by thomb

Attachment: 10185.patch added

Added configuration option for placeholder plugin

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