Creating a Rich Text Editor in React JS

In this article, we are going to build a text editor in React JS, where users can edit their text online. Many websites offer this feature. A text editor is used to edit plain text files. Text editors differ from Word processors, such as Microsoft Word or WordPerfect, in that they do not add additional formatting information to documents.


First create a React project: −

npx create-react-app tutorialpurpose

Now go to the project directory −

cd tutorialpurpose

Download and install the following packages −

npm install --save react-draft-wysiwyg draft-js

We will use this package to include a "wysiwyg" editor inside our React project. draft-js will be used to manage the content written or uploaded in it.

Now you just need to import the CSS to make the text editor components look good.

Add the following lines of code in App.js

import { Editor } from "react-draft-wysiwyg";
import "react-draft-wysiwyg/dist/react-draft-wysiwyg.css";

export default function App() {
   return (
         wrapperStyle={{ width: 800, border: "1px solid black" }}

Use “wrapperStyle” attribute to edit the editor’s width or height. Or, use border.Classname to apply default styling.


On execution, it will produce the following output −

Updated on: 29-Sep-2021

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