This section describes how to install the django-tinymce application in your Django project.


The django-tinymce application requires a supported Django version. If you use the django-filebrowser application in your project, the tinymce application can use it as a browser when including media.

If you want to use the spellchecker plugin using the supplied view (no PHP needed) you must install the PyEnchant package and dictionaries for your project languages. Note that the Enchant needs a dictionary that exactly matches your language codes. For example, a dictionary for code 'en-us' will not automatically be used for 'en'. You can check the availability of the Enchant dictionary for the 'en' language code using the following Python code:

import enchant

Note that the documentation will use ‘TinyMCE’ (capitalized) to refer the editor itself and ‘django-tinymce’ (lower case) to refer to the Django application.


  1. Install django-tinymce using pip (or any other way to install python package) from PyPI. If you need to use a different way to install django-tinymce you can place the tinymce module on your Python path. You can put it into your Django project directory or run python install from a shell.

    pip install django-tinymce
  2. Add tinymce to INSTALLED_APPS in for your project:

  3. Add tinymce.urls to for your project:

    urlpatterns = patterns('',
        path('tinymce/', include('tinymce.urls')),


Verify that everything is installed and configured properly:

  1. Setup an isolated environment with virtualenv and activate environment:

    virtualenv --no-site-packages env
    . env/bin/activate
  2. Install required packages:

    pip install Django django-tinymce
  3. Setup environment variable DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE:

    export DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE='tests.settings'
  4. Create project and change into project directory:

    django-admin startproject tinymce_test
    cd tinymce_test
  5. Setup test database (it will be created in current folder):

    python migrate
  6. Create superuser (follow the prompts):

    python createsuperuser
  7. Run Django runserver command to verify results:

    python runserver
  8. Open this address in a browser:


If you see TinyMCE instead of standard textarea boxes everything is working fine, otherwise check installation steps.


The application can be configured by editing the project’s file.

TINYMCE_JS_URL (default: settings.STATIC_URL + 'tinymce/tinymce.min.js')

The URL of the TinyMCE javascript file:

TINYMCE_JS_URL = os.path.join(STATIC_URL, "path/to/tiny_mce/tiny_mce.js")

The default TinyMCE configuration to use. See the TinyMCE manual for all options. To set the configuration for a specific TinyMCE editor, see the mce_attrs parameter for the widget. !Important: The language attribute should only be set to force TinyMCE to have a different language than Django’s current active language.

If not set, the default value of this setting is:

    "theme": "silver",
    "height": 500,
    "menubar": False,
    "plugins": "advlist,autolink,lists,link,image,charmap,print,preview,anchor,"
    "toolbar": "undo redo | formatselect | "
    "bold italic backcolor | alignleft aligncenter "
    "alignright alignjustify | bullist numlist outdent indent | "
    "removeformat | help",
Whether to use the spell checker through the supplied view. You must add spellchecker to the TinyMCE plugin list yourself, it is not added automatically.
Whether to use the TinyMCE compressor, which gzips all Javascript files into a single stream. This makes the overall download size 75% smaller and also reduces the number of requests. The overall initialization time for TinyMCE will be reduced dramatically if you use this option.
Extra media to include on the page with the widget.
TINYMCE_FILEBROWSER (default: True if 'filebrowser' is in INSTALLED_APPS, else False)
Whether to use the django-filebrowser as a custom filebrowser for media inclusion. See the official TinyMCE documentation on custom filebrowsers.


    "height": "320px",
    "width": "960px",
    "menubar": "file edit view insert format tools table help",
    "plugins": "advlist autolink lists link image charmap print preview anchor searchreplace visualblocks code "
    "fullscreen insertdatetime media table paste code help wordcount spellchecker",
    "toolbar": "undo redo | bold italic underline strikethrough | fontselect fontsizeselect formatselect | alignleft "
    "aligncenter alignright alignjustify | outdent indent |  numlist bullist checklist | forecolor "
    "backcolor casechange permanentpen formatpainter removeformat | pagebreak | charmap emoticons | "
    "fullscreen  preview save print | insertfile image media pageembed template link anchor codesample | "
    "a11ycheck ltr rtl | showcomments addcomment code",
    "custom_undo_redo_levels": 10,
    "language": "es_ES",  # To force a specific language instead of the Django current language.
    'css': {
        'all': [
    'js': [