How to update CKEditor in OpenCart

OpenCart using outdated CKEditor

For some reason, the current version of OpenCart (1.4.9.5) is still using an old version of CKEditor (3.0.1) in the admin interface, though the current version is up to 3.6. While the old CKEditor still works fine as a WYSIWYG, I need to give my clients an easier way to manage their content in the CMS; this means I need a paste from Word feature.

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I need the Paste from Microsoft Word feature

It is infinitely easier to explain site hierarchy and per-page SEO (with respect to Headings <h1>, <h2>, <h3>, etc.) in Microsoft Word than it is to run through an HTML lesson.
Microsoft Word section headers
A simple way to allow this is to upgrade the included CKEditor to the latest version (currently 3.6), which includes Paste from Word and a number of other features.

How to upgrade CKEditor in OpenCart

Download the latest CKEditor

Grab the latest CKEditor from their website.

ckeditor-download

Rename old ckeditor directory

Navigate to /public_html/admin/view/javascript/ and rename your ckeditor directory to something else, such as ckeditor-old.
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Unzip and upload new version

Unzip the new CKEditor and grab the directory ckeditor to /public_html/admin/view/javascript/
ckeditor-upload-files

Enjoy the latest CKEditor

It’s as simple as that. Refresh your admin page to see a ton more options in your WYSIWYG, including a Paste from Word feature.
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8 replies
  1. Saad
    Saad says:

    And you saved my life here! My default editor broke, and the font werent showing! I was pretty sure my client would have delayed the payment, she loves them colors lol.

    Thanks. Cheers mate!

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