Switch Editor - the convenient (and FREE) editor selector

Joomla! 2.5 compatibility Joomla! 2.5 compatibility

Switch Editor is a simple add-on that allows you to quickly and conveniently disable the WYSIWYG editor in the Joomla administrative backend or to switch between the available editors as required.

For example, when you need to edit a module or article that contains code normally stripped out by most WYSIWYG editors, Switch Editor allows you to avoid the rather tedious task of switching the editor in Joomla’s global configuration area (both before AND after editing the content) and thus saves time and frustration.

Upon installation, a lightweight drop-down menu with the available editor options is displayed at the top-right of the administration area so that you never have to navigate away from your content to make changes with the appropriate editor (or no editor at all).

Switch Editor has been written from the ground-up as a native extension for Joomla 2.5 and subsequent versions.

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Installation, requirements and download

Switch Editor was written for Joomla 2.5 and beyond.

If your site meets this requirement, simply download pkg_editorswitcher_x.y.z.zip from our Public Downloads area and install using the standard Joomla installer. Switch Editor is automatically published in the status module position and enabled so additional configuration is not required.


Once installed, you will notice a new drop-down menu at the top-right of the Joomla administrative backend. Simply select the desired editor mode from the menu to refresh the page with the new setting.

The editor mode can be changed as often as is convenient.

Please note that any unsaved changes to your content will be lost when you switch editors. Thus, it is advisable to switch or disable the editor before making any changes to the content.


As a free product, formal support is not available for Switch Editor. However, bugs or problems can be raised in the comments below.


Editor Switcher

Last modified on Oct192016
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