Rails Froala WYSIWYG HTML Editor

Travis Gem Gem license

wysiwyg-rails provides the Froala WYSIWYG HTML Editor javascript and stylesheets as a Rails engine for use with the asset pipeline.


Add this to your Gemfile:

gem "wysiwyg-rails"

and run bundle install.


In your index.html.erb add

<script type="text/javascript" src = "../../assets/froala_editor.pkgd.min.js"></script>

To use third-party plugins add

<script type="text/javascript" src = "../../assets/third_party/font_awesome.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src = "../../assets/third_party/embedly.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src = "../../assets/third_party/image_tui.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src = "../../assets/third_party/spell_checker.min.js"</script>

Initialize editor by adding below in body of index.html.erb

 new FroalaEditor('#edit', {



You can pass options to editor by including these in index.html.erb

new FroalaEditor('#editor', {
options :  value

Include in assets

In your application.css.scss, include the css file:

 @import "froala_editor.min";
 @import "froala_style.min";

If you want to use the dark theme, then you have to include themes/dark.min.css file too.

In your application.js.coffee, include the JS file:

#= require froala_editor.min.js

new FroalaEditor('selector',{


If you need to use any of the Available Plugins, then you should include those too in your application.js.coffee and application.css.scss.

# Include other plugins.
#= require plugins/align.min.js
#= require plugins/char_counter.min.js
#= require plugins/code_beautifier.min.js
#= require plugins/code_view.min.js
#= require plugins/colors.min.js
#= require plugins/emoticons.min.js
#= require plugins/entities.min.js
#= require plugins/file.min.js
#= require plugins/font_family.min.js
#= require plugins/font_size.min.js
#= require plugins/fullscreen.min.js
#= require plugins/help.min.js
#= require plugins/image.min.js
#= require plugins/image_manager.min.js
#= require plugins/inline_class.min.js
#= require plugins/inline_style.min.js
#= require plugins/line_breaker.min.js
#= require plugins/line_height.min.js
#= require plugins/link.min.js
#= require plugins/lists.min.js
#= require plugins/paragraph_format.min.js
#= require plugins/paragraph_style.min.js
#= require plugins/print.min.js
#= require plugins/quick_insert.min.js
#= require plugins/quote.min.js
#= require plugins/save.min.js
#= require plugins/table.min.js
#= require plugins/special_characters.min.js
#= require plugins/url.min.js
#= require plugins/video.min.js

#= require third_party/embedly.min.js
#= require third_party/font_awesome.min.js
#= require third_party/image_tui.min.js
#= require third_party/spell_checker.min.js
@import 'plugins/char_counter.min.css';
@import 'plugins/code_view.min.css';
@import 'plugins/colors.min.css';
@import 'plugins/emoticons.min.css';
@import 'plugins/file.min.css';
@import 'plugins/fullscreen.min.css';
@import 'plugins/help.min.css';
@import 'plugins/image_manager.min.css';
@import 'plugins/image.min.css';
@import 'plugins/line_breaker.min.css';
@import 'plugins/quick_insert.min.css';
@import 'plugins/special_characters.min.css';
@import 'plugins/table.min.css';
@import 'plugins/video.min.css';

@import 'third_party/embedly.min.css';
@import 'third_party/image_tui.min.css';
@import 'third_party/spell_checker.min.css';

Similar, if you want to use language translation you have to include the translation file.

# Include Language if needed
#= require languages/ro.js

Then restart your web server if it was previously running.

Initialize Editor

Details about initializing the editor can be found in the Froala WYSIWYG Editor official documentation.


The wysiwyg-rails project is under MIT license. However, in order to use Froala WYSIWYG HTML Editor plugin you should purchase a license for it.

Froala Editor has 3 different licenses. For details please see License Agreement.