Bootstrap Wysihtml5 for Rails

Gem Version


Bootstrap is a toolkit from Twitter designed to kickstart development of webapps and sites. It includes base CSS and HTML for typography, forms, buttons, tables, grids, navigation, and more.

Bootstrap Wysihtml5 is a plugin for Bootstrap designed by James Hollingworth. It provides a stylish wysiwyg editor for Bootstrap.

bootstrap-wysihtml5-rails project integrates it with Rails 3 assets pipeline.

Rails > 3.1

Include bootstrap-wysihtml5-rails in Gemfile;

gem 'bootstrap-wysihtml5-rails'

or you can install from latest build;

gem 'bootstrap-wysihtml5-rails', :require => 'bootstrap-wysihtml5-rails',
                              :git => 'git://'

and run bundle install.

This gem doesn't include Bootstrap. You can get Bootstrap here:


Bootstrap-wysihtml5 depends on jquery and bootstrap.


*= require bootstrap-wysihtml5


//= require bootstrap-wysihtml5

You may include all locales like this:

//= require bootstrap-wysihtml5/locales

Or just add the ones that you want

//= require bootstrap-wysihtml5/locales/de-DE
//= require bootstrap-wysihtml5/locales/es-ES

You may need to restart your rails server.

Using bootstrap-wysihtml5-rails

Just call wysihtml5() with any selector.

<textarea id="some-textarea" class='wysihtml5' placeholder="Enter text ..."></textarea>

<script type="text/javascript">
  $('.wysihtml5').each(function(i, elem) {

A live example:

$(document).on('page:load', function(){
  window['rangy'].initialized = false


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