To gemify Super Simple WYSIWYG Editor on Bootstrap for Ruby on Rails version >= 3.1

Website of Summernote,

The version of summernote-rails is matched for the summernote editor.


Add the following gems to your application's Gemfile:

# for Rails 4.0
gem 'simple_form', github: 'plataformatec/simple_form', tag: 'v3.0.0.beta1'
# for Rails 3.x
gem 'simple_form'

gem 'bootstrap-sass'
gem 'font-awesome-rails'
gem 'summernote-rails'

And then execute:

$ bundle


First of all, the summernote editor works on Bootstrap and so it is assumed that you have already set it up.

In app/assets/javascripts/application.js, you should added the following:

//= require summernote.min

In app/assets/stylesheets/application.css, you should added the following:

*= require font-awesome
*= require summernote

For example, if you have a post form, in app/assets/javascripts/, you should add the following code:

$ ->

  # to set summernote object
  # You should change '#post_content' to your textarea input id
  summer_note = $('#post_content')

  # to call summernote editor
    # to set options

  # to set code for summernote
  summer_note.code summer_note.val()

  # to get code for summernote
  summer_note.closest('form').submit ->
    # alert $('#post_content').code()[0]
    summer_note.val summer_note.code()[0]

In app/views/posts/_form.html.erb, you should add 'summernote' class name to the textarea input as the following:

<%= simple_form_for(@post) do |f| %>
  <%= f.error_notification %>

  <div class="form-inputs">
    <%= f.input :title %>
    <%= f.input :content, class:'summernote' %>

  <div class="form-actions">
    <%= f.button :submit %>
<% end %>

That's it.


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request