Fix OpenCart CKEditor Missing Button

Written by in Tutorials on September 7, 2013  |  7 Comments


If you use OpenCart v1.5.5 or v1.5.6 you might have noticed that in the admin editor (for product description, category description, information pages content and so on) there are missing some essential buttons.

It’s because start from v1.5.5 OpenCart has updated the html editor it uses (CKEditor) to its latest major version. And in the latest version , things are a bit different (certainly looks better) and has more functions but they are not inlcuded in the standard built of CKEditor used by opencart.

We can see the difference at image below:


But dont worry, there is an easy fix to all this, several way actually:

  1. You could go to the CKEditor site and create your own built with all the functions you want with the builder.
    At the end you will be downloading an archive that contains a CKEditor folder with all the options and addons you chose. Last thing to do is to upload that CKEditor folder in admin/view/javascript and done , now you have the html editor just the way you want it.
  2. You could just download the full package. It contains all plugins for the CKEditor, which is over 70, but offcourse the editor will become a little bit too crowded with this many features but on the other hand you never know when you might need one of the rarely used features. To install it, do the same thing described above, from the downloaded archive upload the CKEditor folder in admin/view/javascript.
  3. Or let’s add what we really need and tweak CKEditor used by OpenCart. This is the exact solution to the problem mentioned in title so if you are just looking to solve this issue real fast, then download the attached archive below and from within it upload the plugin/ folder and config.js file to admin/view/javascript/ckeditor/.
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When you done upload attachment above, your editor will look like this:


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7 Comments on "Fix OpenCart CKEditor Missing Button"

  1. Debbie August 13, 2015 at 10:53 am · Reply

    Many thanks – this is a lifesaver :-)

  2. manellen September 16, 2014 at 1:42 pm · Reply

    This is good post!

  3. Espen July 24, 2014 at 9:41 am · Reply

    Something must have been updated in OC in the meantime.
    I tried both option 1 and 3, but to no avail…

    Could anyone shed some light on this issue?

  4. Neil Doran May 24, 2014 at 8:25 am · Reply

    It worked for me and it so much better than what opencart gave me. Thanks guys

  5. NVDon March 18, 2014 at 6:51 pm · Reply

    Perfecto! Great job, works nicely.

  6. DanTen January 10, 2014 at 8:34 pm · Reply

    Works as a charm and easy to implement – thanks for that!

  7. Chris December 5, 2013 at 10:12 am · Reply

    Nice one, this is one thing that is a major issue in latest versions and this fix will help greatly.

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