RadEditor as default and mysites.

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  1. Jason
    Jason avatar
    1 posts
    Member since:
    Mar 2009

    Posted 12 Mar 2009 Link to this post


    We have Moss 2007 running very well with your RadEditor. In our case as a College, we really need this feature for the additional browser and OS flexibility that is a requirement here.

    My concern now is that I need the RadEditor to be turned on for newly created sites by default. New sites will potentially be created by a wide range of users from all levels of technical savvy. Having to instruct each of them to turn on the RadEditor features in site settings after every single site creation is something we would rather avoid.

    I have accomplished this so far by creating custom templates based on the out of box ones with the correct features turned on. I then restricted users to only these new templates. However, things are not so easy with MySites. These do not seem to conform to the same mechanic of customization as other templates.

    Is there an easy way to just set the RadEditor features "on" by default for everything? Especially MySites? And if there is no easy way, can someone point me to a more complex one?


  2. Stanimir
    Stanimir avatar
    1654 posts

    Posted 16 Mar 2009 Link to this post

    Hello Jason,
    In order to change the RadEditor features scope you need to remove the features, change their scope, and finally install them again.

    First open a command prompt on the server and execute the following commands to remove the features:
    C:\>stsadm -o uninstallfeature -name RadEditorFeature -force
    Operation completed successfully.
    C:\>stsadm -o uninstallfeature -name RadEditorFeatureIE -force
    Operation completed successfully.

    Then open the feature definition files and change the scope attribute from "Web" to the scope that you need. In your case "WebApplication". The scopes in SharePoint are Web, Site, WebApplication or Farm. More information on the scopes you can find in the following Microsoft article http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms454835.aspx.

    The files you need to edit are:
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\FEATURES\RadEditorFeature\Feature.xml
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\FEATURES\RadEditorFeatureIE\Feature.xml
    Open them with a text editor and change the line:

    Save the changed .xml files and install the features again:
    C:\>stsadm -o installfeature -name RadEditorFeature -force
    Operation completed successfully.
    C:\>stsadm -o installfeature -name RadEditorFeatureIE -force
    Operation completed successfully.

    I hope this helps.

    All the best,
    the Telerik team

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