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Theming fckeditor to work with Marinelli Drupal Theme

Marinelli, a nearly flawless Drupal theme has one major flaw. It is not optimized to work with the fckeditor WYSIWYG editor. There are others as well.

Some googling located some good tips for configuring modules/fckeditor/fckeditor.config.js to work with Marinelli on http://drupal.fckeditor.net/tricks. This solution is good, but it doesn't work well in multi-site situation or if more than one theme is enabled.

Here is a simpler solution:

  1. Go to admin/settings/fckeditor and select "edit" next to the profile you want to fix.
  2. Make sure under "Style and template files" your Editor CSS is set to "Use theme CSS"
  3. Under "Advanced Options", find "Custom javascript configuration" and paste the following:
    FCKConfig.BodyId = "primary";
    FCKConfig.BodyClass = "singlepage";
    FCKConfig.EditorAreaStyles = "body{background:#FFFFFF;text-align:left;font-size:0.8em}";
    
  4. Spank "Save"

If you are running a multi-site installation as I am this is really the way to go as I share my fckeditor module via sites/all/modules.

Another option is if you want to go all kind of whacky with your javascripting is to create a separate fckeditor.config.js in your theme directory and choose "Yes" under "Advanced Options" > "Load fckeditor.config.js from theme path."

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