CKSource took its first steps in 2003 when Frederico Caldeira Knabben accepted the challenge of giving the online community a WYSIWYG text editor. The initial project carried his initials, later renamed CKEditor. Since then, CKEditor acquired an important role in the web applications universe, becoming the most used browser-based text editor on the globe, achieving over 9 million downloads.
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New and improved license options!
CKEditor reaches 9 million downloads!
CKEditor 4 released
The new CKEditor 4 introduces a unique Inline Editing solution, enhanced DOM and CSS performance, reformatted source code and many other improvements...
CKEditor for Drupal released
We present a unique solution that integrates CKEditor and CKFinder into Drupal.
CKEditor for Joomla released
A new integration of CKEditor and CKFinder into Joomla is introduced.
Aid for Japan
We quickly decide to help Japan overcome their struggles! We decide to donate 10% of our gross revenue to help the Japanese people after the disastrous tsunami.
CKEditor reaches 6 million downloads!
CKFinder 2.0 release
New CKFinder with improved user interface, drag & drop and new powerful plugin system.
CKEditor for SharePoint
Launch of the innovative CKEditor for SharePoint - our first commercial integration of CKEditor.
We achieve an incredible 110% growth in revenue in one year!
New logos and websites for CKEditor and CKFinder.
CKEditor 3.0 released
Our new WYSIWYG HTML editor makes a grand entrance. It is a complete rewrite of FCKeditor with special attention to: performance, accessibility, new UI, and many more features. From now on, “CK” stands for "Content and Knowledge"
IBM agreement signed
We are proud that from now on our project will be utilized in IBM’s development strategy. We are sure that this cooperation will be fruitful for both sides.
FCKeditor reaches 3 million downloads!
CKFinder for ASP and ColdFusion
A brand new version of CKFinder with native support for ASP and ColdFusion is released.
FCKeditor reaches 2 million downloads!
CKFinder 1.0 is born
First release of our Ajax File Manager. Compatible with PHP and ASP.NET.
FCKeditor in ColdFusion
Adobe chooses FCKeditor as one of the great new features of its next major release of ColdFusion.
Oracle agreement signed
New partnership with Oracle Corporation will have CKEditor enhancing their products.
CKSource is born
CKSource is established as an official company. The growth just started!
FCKeditor reaches 1 million downloads!
Headquarters established in Poland
After a few years in Italy, we are moving to Warsaw with plans to officially establish a company.
FCKeditor reaches 100 000 downloads!
Sourceforge awards FCKeditor
FCKeditor has been selected "Project of the Month" at Sourceforge!
FCKeditor is born
FCKeditor 0.8 is released as Open Source Software with XHTML support, "Paste from Word" and Internet Explorer 5.0 compatibility (yes, it's true...)
Frederico Caldeira Knabben takes on the challenge to start a new and creative project called "FCKeditor” aimed to build a new WYSIWYG online HTML editor.