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EditArea is a JavaScript-based code editor for browser textareas. Features include:

  • Code highlighting
  • Browser tab-key override for proper tabbing in the textarea
  • Full-screen mode
  • Find & replace w/ regex support
  • Multiple undo/redo

soo_editarea provides easy integration of EditArea into Textpattern. (Well, pretty easy: there are a few steps involved.)


You can set plugin preferences for:

  • Syntax language for Page & Form editing, allowing custom syntax file
  • Source path, making it easier to share one EditArea installation across multiple sites
  • Various EditArea options (tooltip language, font size & family, &c.)

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Version History

  • 0.1.2 (2010/12/20)
    • More preference options (tooltip language, font size & family, tab-to-space conversion)
  • 0.1.1 (2010/12/20)
    • Documentation update [thanks to Marc C. for the suggestions]
  • 0.1.0 (2010/12/20)
    • EditArea integration for Txp’s Page Template, Form, and CSS editors

Suggested by the (apparently defunct) atb_editarea plugin, and discussion on the Txp forum.

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20 Dec 2010

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