WYSIWYG editors

A question from Yahoo! Answers:

Whats a simple wysiwyg php based website editor?

I want to add wysiwyg functionality to a website i’m building so others can edit it online. I’m looking for one that is not overloaded with features, just basic administration and editing is fine. mysql, php ok. preferably opensource.

If you are looking for an editor, PHP has nothing to do with it. PHP runs on the server, WYSIWYG editors run on the client, so they must be written in JavaScript.

There are plenty of different WYSIWYG editors out there; my favorite is Through The Web by Justin Koivisto:

http://koivi.com/WYSIWYG-Editor/

I like it because it is relatively simple and allows switching between WYSIWYG and direct HTML editing modes.

There are plenty of others though. You can see some of them here:

http://www.htmlarea.com/

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