10 Best Free JavaScript WYSIWYG Editors To Elevate Your Web Projects

Creating rich and engaging online content doesn’t always require mastering complex coding languages.

WYSIWYG editors (also known as rich text editors) offer a fantastic solution that enables you to build visually stunning content without diving deep into HTML.

This curated list showcases the 10 best, free and open-source WYSIWYG editors written in Vanilla JavaScript.

My goal is to provide a quick but comprehensive overview so you can determine which editor is the best fit for your next web development project.

Let’s get started.

1. Quill Rich Text Editor

Quill is a modern rich text editor built for compatibility and extensibility.

Quill Rich Text Editor

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2. editor.js

A block-style editor with clean JSON output.

editor.js

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3. Minimal WYSIWYG Editor In Pure JavaScript – Suneditor

A lightweight, flexible, customizable, pure JavaScript WYSIWYG text editor for your web applications.

Minimal WYSIWYG Editor In Pure JavaScript – Suneditor

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4. Minimal Rich Text Editor In Pure JS – tiny-editor

A tiny yet configurable WYSIWYG rich text editor implemented with pure JavaScript and Font Awesome iconic font.

Minimal Rich Text Editor In Pure JS – tiny-editor

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5. Full-featured WYSIWYG Markdown Editor – tui.editor

A simple, lightweight, extensible WYSIWYG editor for the web. You can customize the toolbar and editor buttons as per your needs.

Full-featured WYSIWYG Markdown Editor - tui.editor-min

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6. Simple Extensible WYSIWYG Editor – ysEditor.js

A simple, lightweight, extensible WYSIWYG editor for the web. You can customize the toolbar and editor buttons as per your needs.

Simple Extensible WYSIWYG Editor – ysEditor.js

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7. Simple Rich Text Editor For The Web – Writer.js

A minimal, clean rich text WYSIWYG editor built on top of iframe and vanilla JavaScript.

rich-text-editor-writer

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8. Medium Style Inline Rich Text Editor – Medium Editor

A standalone javascript library for creating a floating text editor bar that shows up when you select a piece of text of your page. Inspired by the awesomeness of Medium.com.

Medium Style Inline Rich Text Editor - Medium Editor

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9. Minimalist WYSIWYG Editor – pell.js

A minimalist (~1kb minified+gziped) JavaScript library to create a simple, clean WYSIWYG Editor for your web project. Easy to customize via SASS and JavaScript.

minimalist-wysiwyg-editor-pell-js

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10. Tiny Rich Text HTML Editor In JavaScript – textEditor.js

A minimal clean rich text HTML editor (WYSIWYG editor) that provides basic content editing functionalities like alignment, text styling, lists, images, links, and instant preview.

Tiny Rich Text HTML Editor In JavaScript - textEditor.js

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