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Plugin Announcement: Rich Text Editor

@allenyang and @Bubble,

Running into a problem with the new RTE when the toolbar is set to tooltip. Finding it is getting cut off when used inside of an RG cell if the RTE is not placed far enough down in the RG.

Admittedly, I’m not 100% sure if this is an RTE bug or a responsive design issue as I do have a group that is behind the RTE group that is hidden/collapsed. Either way, figured this wasn’t desired behavior so wanted to pass it along in case it was helpful.

Also, I keep randomly getting this error while working in the editor. It goes away when I do an action elsewhere but wanted to mention it, too.

If there’s a better place for me to submit these, let me know.

P.S. Thanks for y’all’s ongoing work on this. Looking forward to what it will become.

Sorry to hear about these issues! Would you mind submitting a bug report so that our team can investigate? Thanks in advance!


I know that @Bubble has worked hard on the RTE, it’s great and we all appreciate it.

But I think it can be much better with having the ability to insert tables. Also you can have a look at this other RTE alternative, it has a lot more features :slightly_smiling_face: :computer:

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I’m still having issues with this freezing the page with long texts… This is super frustrating…

@sam8 and @allenyang , appreciate y’all’s ongoing work on the RTE. Just wanted to pass some feedback on the RTE along.

This is good to know regarding the reasoning from a security standpoint, but it would still be nice if Bubble had some kind of native support for converting RTE BBCode to HTML.

Perhaps this is something the HTML element itself could do in a “safe” way with approved tags when displaying rich-text content? Currently, it just renders the BBCode tags. :frowning:
In my use case, the BBCode tags are a major pain as I want to use the RTE content in an HTML element so as to unlock the ability to associate spans with certain text segments, but I’m having to find/replace the BBCode first for things like H-tags, which feels incredibly “un-Bubbly” as it seems like this should be natively supported.

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On the subject of BBCode, is it possible to strip away BBCode from RTE input data? Currently, my users paste data into the RTE to be formatted and tabulated by the app. Since it’s rich text, the data is automatically bulleted and indented.

Ideally, I’d like to abstract this away so the user doesn’t have to (it’s not intuitive and the indentations + bullets adversely affect the parsing workflows). I’ve used find and replace to remove the bullet points (•), but the indentations are a bit trickier. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

EDIT: Looks like the best bet would be to configure the Quill formats. @allenyang is this possible?

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Also, is anyone else having issues with the RichTextInput’s value is valid (“yes/no”) conditional? I have the This input shouldn’t be empty box checked with no Initial Content yet when I try to save data it’s allowing me to execute on a blank, seemingly invalid input.


Update: I was able to comment out some Quill formats, then run the JS in the Toolbox plugin. This allows more granular control, similar to what @devin.fraze posted above. Here’s the code I used if anyone is interested:

var quill = new Quill('#richtext-editor-0', {
    modules: {
        toolbar: [
             // { 'list': 'bullet' }, 
             // { 'indent': '-1'}, 
             // { 'indent': '+1' }, 
             { 'color': ['black', 'red', 'blue', 'green'] }, 

     formats : [
            // “blockquote", 
            // “indent", 
            // "list",
 placeholder: 'Enter text here...',

Unfortunately, the editor thinks the input is empty, so I’m working to resolve that issue now.

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Hi there,

I think there’s a compatibility is issue with this plugin and the drag and drop group.

So if I have this RTE inside a drag drop group, the user can’t click directly into the text field to start typing. They have to do a font change or click on one of the buttons to activate the text field.

If they click out of the text field, then have to repeat the process to click on one of the buttons or do a font change to re-activate the text field again.

I’m trying to generate text into the Editor.

However there’s no such option. Why?
It doesn’t seem too hard to do?

So I’m being forced to save the text in the DB, and make the Editor display the saved Thing.

However recently I noticed the Editor doesn’t refresh to display the generated text.

Is that a bug?

Can we extend the functionality of the editor ourselves?

Hi @sam8 , I noticed a weird behavior when doing cut & paste (cmd/ctrl X, cmd/ctrl V) within the editor, followed by undo (cmd Z).

Only the “cut” portion is undone, but not the “paste” portion.

The end result is the contents get longer with duplicate text, if I attempt to undo my cut & paste action.

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I am having the same issue as @jayy.
@jayy, have you reported the bug?

Thanks in advance :slightly_smiling_face: :computer:

@hacker not yet, i’m still trying to isolate the bug. Are you using auto-save as well? I’m suspecting that interferes with the undo

Yes, I am also using autosave

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Hi all,

As a friendly reminder, it’s generally faster to get help from the team by either filing a bug report or emailing [email protected] - our Success team is very on top of both those channels, but the rest of the team may not be constantly monitoring threads, especially ones that started a while ago like this one.

@allenyang thanks - the support team is fantastic, i had great help from them.

But I wanna make sure it’s a bug before i bother them. I found that many times i thought it was a bug, it’s a dependency issue. I suspect it’s the same thing for many other users - so Bubble would really save on a lot of support tickets if it could solve the dependency issue.

I’ve read the section on Order of operation many times, but sometimes Bubble behavior is still puzzling to me. See this example.

Ok so Bubble helps speed up by parallel execution, but ends up causing issues and i still got to introduce these “pauses” which slows down the app - kind of defeats the purpose! Hope Bubble can come up with a solution for this.

@hacker sorry i meant auto-binding, not auto-save.

Something is just weird with the RTE plugin around auto-binding, not exactly sure what it is. I disabled this, and implemented my own auto-save workflow (it’s also way faster). So far it’s not causing issues…fingers crossed.

When will the ability to change the default font size & color be added?

This is great. When will this be available for the rich text editor within the actual bubble editor that we all use? That thing is so frustrating

We need a better Rich Text Editor :grinning: :computer:

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