angular-squire | ng module for the squire rich test editor

Angular Squire directive


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Created by Misha Koryak

bower install angular-squire

Demo Download GitHub


angularjs directive for the squire rich text editor.


2.0.0 is the latest but you should use the 1.x.x release because all these docs go with that. thanks!

Features: - a more functional ui than squire's example - minimal look and feel - my cat loves it - optional configurable html sanitization (requires sanatize.js - which is not included)

Check out the DEMO


bower install angular-squire --save
npm install angular-squire --save

or include the following in your code:


(or the non .min versions)

Don't forget to include squire-rte before this script!


add an angular module dependency: angular-squire

basic usage of the directive looks like this:

<squire editor-class="foo" height="150px"
    ng-model="myModel" body="initialValue"
    placeholder="Type in here!">

Attributes: editor-class - class given to the editor container (optional) height - css height for the editor (optional) width - css width for the editor (optional) body - binding that contains the initial html contents of the editor, if different from ng-model (optional) ng-model - where does the html go? required placeholder - placeholder text (optional) buttons - object containing button visibility options, see below (optional) purifyPaste - boolean or object. If true enable DOMPurify on paste, if object, use as options to DOMPurify (needs DOMPurify) focusExpand - boolean when true add listener for focus of this element and children that cause editor to expand open and close on blur while form is still clean

Changing which buttons show on editor

The buttons attribute on the directive can be an object where you can set any of the following keys to false. All keys are optional

    bold: true
    italic: true
    underline: true
    link: true
    ol: true
    ul: true
    quote: true
    header: true
    alignRight: true
    alignLeft: true
    alignCenter: true
    undo: true
    redo: true

With cover and controls

You can use <squire-cover> and <squire-controls> elements within the body of the <squire> tag.

squire-cover will display its contents instead of the editor until you click on it, at which point it will hide and show you the editor and the controls (optional)

squire-controls will place it's contents within the squire div. Its purpose is to add buttons under the editor which you can hide and show together with the editor.

Example: ```html

Click if you like cats

## squireServiceProvider
`squireServiceProvider` is available to configure the directive. It has the following methods:

`setButtonDefaults(obj)` object containing default button visibility for all editors. See 'Changing which buttons show on editor' section for key names

# html sanitization
input is sanitized if you include DOMPurify (either having it in your node_modules or be on window)

# changing the template

If you want to change the editor's template html, you can do so by putting your custom template into
the `$templateCache` under the key `/modules/angular-squire/editor.html` *after* you include this
directive's javascript.

For example html template see [current template](

For advanced usage see [demo](

# customizing scss styles

The dist dir comes with the original sass stylesheet used to generate the css.
You may elect to include this instead of the css if you already use sass in your project.

The scss file `dist/css/angular_squire.scss` contains some variables which you may override:

$angular-squire-border-radius: 5px !default;
$angular-squire-container-bg: #dde6e8 !default;
$angular-squire-border-color: #dde6e8 !default;
$angular-squire-popover-bg: #FAFAFA !default;
$angular-squire-highlight-color: #55ACEE !default;
$angular-squire-wrapper-padding: 5px 0 !default;
$angular-squire-expanding-height-min: 70px !default;
$angular-squire-expanding-height-max: 150px !default;

depends on

"angular": ">=1.3.8",
"squire-rte": ">=1.3.0"


npm install
npm run build

sorry, it wont work on windows unless you have unix command line utils i use installed


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