yii2-quill Yii 2 implementation of Quill, modern WYSIWYG editor

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You can find Quill at https://quilljs.com/



Easiest way to install this extension is through the Composer.
Add in your composer.json:
"bizley/quill": "^2.0"
or run console command:
php composer.phar require "bizley/quill ^2.0"

If you want to install Quill beta version add:
"bizley/quill": "^1.0"


Use it as an active field extension
<?= $form->field($model, $attribute)->widget(\bizley\quill\Quill::className(), []) ?>

or as a standalone widget
<?= \bizley\quill\Quill::widget(['name' => 'editor', 'value' => '']) ?>

Basic parameters
  • theme string default 'snow'
    'snow' (Quill::THEME_SNOW) for Quill's snow theme,
    'bubble' (Quill::THEME_BUBBLE) for Quill's bubble theme,
    false or null to remove theme. See Quill's documentation for themes.

  • toolbarOptions boolean|string|array default true
    true for theme's default toolbar,
    'FULL' (Quill::TOOLBAR_FULL) for full Quill's toolbar,
    'BASIC' (Quill::TOOLBAR_BASIC) for few basic toolbar options,
    array for toolbar configuration (see below).


Quill's toolbar from version 1.0 can be easily configured with custom set of buttons.
See Toolbar module documentation for details.

You can pass PHP array to 'toolbarOptions' parameter to configure this module (it will be JSON-encoded).

For example, to get:

new Quill('#editor', {
    modules: {
        toolbar: [['bold', 'italic', 'underline'], [{'color': []}]]

add the following code in widget configuration:

    'toolbarOptions' => [['bold', 'italic', 'underline'], [['color' => []]]],

Toolbar configuration for previous yii2-quill version (^1.0 with Quill beta) is deprecated.

Additional information

Container and form's input

Quill editor is rendered in div container (this can be changed by setting 'tag' parameter) and edited content is copied to hidden input field so it can be used in forms.

Editor box's height

Default editor height is 150px (this can be changed by setting 'options' parameter) and its box extends as new text lines are added.

Quill source

Quill's JS code is provided by CDN. You can change the Quill's version set with the current yii2-quill's release by changing 'quillVersion' parameter but some options may not work correctly in this case.

Additional JavaScript code

You can use parameter 'js' to append additional JS code.
For example, to disable user input Quill's API provides this JS:


To get the same through widget's configuration add the following code:

    'js' => '{quill}.enable(false);',

{quill} placeholder will be automatically replaced with the editor's object variable name.
For more details about Quill's API visit https://quilljs.com/docs/api/

Formula module

Quill can render math formulas using the KaTeX library.
To add this option configure widget with Formula module:

    'modules' => [
        'formula' => true // Include formula module
    'toolbarOptions' => [['formula']] // Include button in toolbar

You can change the version of KaTeX by setting the 'katexVersion' parameter.

Syntax Highlighter module

Quill can automatically detect and apply syntax highlighting using the highlight.js library. To add this option configure widget with Syntax Highlighter module:

    'modules' => [
        'syntax' => true // Include syntax module
    'toolbarOptions' => [['code-block']] // Include button in toolbar

You can change the version of highlight.js by setting the 'highlightVersion' parameter.
You can change the default highlight.js stylesheet by setting the 'highlightStyle' parameter. See the list of possible styles (all files ending with .min.css).



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Yii Version: 2.0
License: Apache-2.0
Category: User Interface
Developed by: Bizley
Created on: Dec 18, 2015
Last updated: 7 years ago

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