Today we’re announcing the addition of video previews to Tiny Drive and a new standalone capability, a new Skins and Icon Packs premium feature, a major release of PowerPaste, and TinyMCE 5.0.7.
Skins and Icon Packs
One of the benefits of TinyMCE 5 is the ability to easily customize the UI in countless ways, thanks to the introduction of modern CSS in combination with over 300 distinct design variables.
However, we appreciate that not everyone may want or need a completely unique skin, but still would like a way to differentiate the default TinyMCE UI. Or perhaps you want TinyMCE to blend in with a popular design framework that your application already uses.
So for those users, we’re excited to introduce our Skins and Icon Packs premium plugin, which offers ready made skins and icons for design frameworks like Material Design from Google, Fabric from Microsoft, and Bootstrap. There are also options to tweak the standard TinyMCE UI by removing the border around the editor, and/or by using smaller icons. And if you want a different set of icons altogether, then this plugin makes it easy to use the popular Jam icon pack.
For example, here is the Material Classic skin:
And all of these skins and icon packs can be mixed and matched in whatever combination that you like. You can take a look at some recommended combinations in the Examples section of our Skins and Icon Packs documentation.
We’re actively considering the next skins and icon packs to add to this plugin, so if you have a favorite or two you’d like us to consider, drop us a line at team [at] tiny [dot] cloud.
And in the coming days we’ll be sharing some in-depth thoughts from our lead designer, Fredrik Danielsson, around the Skins and Icon Packs feature, and the new approach to skinning in TinyMCE 5. Stay tuned.
Tiny Drive enhancements
Tiny Drive users now have the ability to preview videos inside of Tiny Drive, and the ability to use Tiny Drive in standalone mode. By “standalone” we mean that Tiny Drive functionality does not need to be tied to an editor instance.
For example, if a certain part of your application or workflow requires a file picker, standalone Tiny Drive allows you to add that capability without instantiating the editor. You can see an example of this kind of file picker in the GIF below.
If you use the Cloud version of PowerPaste, your plugin has already been updated. If you are a self-hosted user of PowerPaste, you will need to download the updated version of the plugin. If you are not sure how to access the download, please contact support.
We’ve recently released TinyMCE 5.0.7. Highlights include the addition of a new toolbar button and menu item for inserting tables via dialog, a new API for adding/removing/changing tabs in the Help dialog, and a new imagetools_fetch_image callback to allow custom implementations for CORS loading of images. You can find complete details in the release notes and changelog.
These release notes are an excellent resource, so we encourage you to bookmark that page. (And of course, we continue to update the changelog as well.)