Quill editor implementation for Yii 2.

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2.6.1 2020-01-15 20:02 UTC

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Yii 2 implementation of Quill, modern WYSIWYG editor.


You can find Quill at



Run console command

composer require bizley/quill:^2.6

Or add the package to your composer.json:

    "require": {
        "bizley/quill": "^2.6"

and run composer update.


Use it as an active field extension

<?= $form->field($model, $attribute)->widget(\bizley\quill\Quill::class, []) ?>

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 (you might need to provide your own toolbar in case of no 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' => []]]],

Additional information

Container and form's inputs

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. You can modify container's HTML attributes by setting 'options' parameter and hidden field HTML attributes by setting 'hiddenOptions' parameter.

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 by default since there is no build version of it at the repository package. 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. Starting from version 2.6.0 you can use local assets for Quill but you are then tied to one version of it.

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

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).

Local assets

Quill, KaTeX, and Highlight.js are all provided through CDN by default. If you want to use local versions instead set 'localAssets' parameter to true.