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JCE Pro 2.7 has now been officially released.

Although JCE Pro 2.7 has been available for download for a few weeks now, significant changes in the API necessitated a "soft release" - limited availability only via the Downloads section of this site, and not via the the Updates channel - in order to limit user exposure to undiscovered major issues.

We are now confident that all major issues have been resolved, and JCE Pro 2.7.7 is now available for Download and via Joomla Updates.

A changelog is available to view here

Thank you to everyone who submitted bug reports. If you find any more issues please submit them on the forum or on github.

Download and Installation

JCE Pro is available for download with a JCE Pro Subscription.
If you already have a subscription, please make sure you set your key before updating

Instructions for installing and updating JCE for each Joomla version are available here

New Joomla and Browser requirements

JCE Pro 2.7 drops support for Joomla 1.5 and 2.5 and now requires Joomla 3.6 or later, including Joomla 4.

A modern browser is required - the latest version of Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Edge, or IE11. Earlier IE versions are no longer supported.

New JCE Admin UI

Although editor functionality remains largely the same as 2.6.x, a number of changes have been made to the Editor Administration

The administration component has been re-written, making better use of the Joomla API so as to support Joomla 3 and Joomla 4. This provides a familiar interface and a more unified experience across the Joomla administration.

As Joomla 4 is still in the alpha development stage, the editor UI will need updating during the Joomla 4 development period. Some minor changes to the Admin UI in Joomla 3 and Joomla 4 should therefore be expected.

New Admin UI

The File Browser is now displayed inline rather than in a modal popup.

Inline File Browser

Updated Editor UI

The editor interface has been given a little refresh, with increased button size for the editor toolbar, and an updated layout and icon set for the plugin dialogs. Editor features remain largely the same, with a few minor improvements.

Figure Captions

For those of you who prefer to caption images using the <figure> and <figcaption> elements, applying the Figure option from the Format menu to a selected image will now create an editable caption area for typing into.

Figure captions

Italics or Emphasis

There is some debate and uncertainty about the correct use of the <i> and <em> tags for italicising or emphasising text. JCE 2.7 now gives you control over this, with a click of the Italic button applying <em> to selected text (the previous default behaviour), and a SHIFT+Click applying an <i>.

More to come...

There aren't many new features planned for JCE 2.7.x or the 2.x series, as we continue work on a new editor (still the same, but different...), but look out for a retina display friendly toolbar theme, some new profile parameters and general tweaks and improvements.


A changelog is available to view here

Thank you to everyone who submitted bug reports. If you find any more issues please submit them on the forum or on github.

Download and Installation

JCE Pro is available for download with a JCE Pro Subscription.
If you already have a subscription, please make sure you set your key before updating

Instructions for installing and updating JCE for each Joomla version are available here