django ckeditor not working

To troubleshoot the issue with django-ckeditor not working in Django, we can follow these steps:

  1. Installation: First, ensure that you have installed the django-ckeditor package. You can install it using pip:
pip install django-ckeditor
  1. Configuration: Add 'ckeditor' to the INSTALLED_APPS list in your Django project's file:
  1. Static Files: Make sure you have collected the static files by running the following command:
python collectstatic
  1. URL Configuration: In your project's file, add the following URL patterns:
from django.urls import path
from ckeditor_uploader import views as ckeditor_views

urlpatterns = [
    path('ckeditor/', include('ckeditor_uploader.urls')),
  1. Database Migration: Run the database migration to create the necessary tables for django-ckeditor:
python migrate
  1. JavaScript Libraries: Ensure that the necessary JavaScript libraries are included in your HTML templates. Add the following lines to your base template's head section:
{% load static %}
<script src="{% static 'ckeditor/ckeditor-init.js' %}"></script>
<script src="{% static 'ckeditor/ckeditor/ckeditor.js' %}"></script>
  1. Form Field: In your form definition, use the CKEditorWidget for the desired text field:
from django import forms
from ckeditor.widgets import CKEditorWidget

class MyForm(forms.Form):
    content = forms.CharField(widget=CKEditorWidget())

Make sure you have imported the necessary modules (forms and CKEditorWidget) at the top of your file.

  1. Template Usage: In your template, render the form field using the form object:
<form method="post">
    {% csrf_token %}
    {{ form.as_p }}
    <button type="submit">Submit</button>
  1. Static URL: Ensure that the STATIC_URL setting in your project's file is correctly configured:
STATIC_URL = '/static/'
  1. Media Configuration: Add the following configuration to your project's file:
  1. File Upload: Make sure you have added the necessary media URL patterns in your project's file:
from django.conf import settings
from django.conf.urls.static import static

urlpatterns = [
] + static(settings.MEDIA_URL, document_root=settings.MEDIA_ROOT)
  1. Restart Server: Finally, restart your Django development server to apply the changes.

By following these steps, you should be able to resolve the issue with django-ckeditor not working in your Django project. Let me know if you encounter any further issues or have any additional questions.