Feb 072014

KompoZer is a great open source free WYSIWYG “What You See Is What You Get” html editor I used in the past to learn web developing for years.

Last Updated: March 23, 2022

Latest News: Updated the documentation.

If you are looking for an html editor free of charge then look no further. KompoZer is a great choice for you to use. It is still in beta version 0.8b3 but more stable than it’s predecessor NVU, which is no longer supported.

Latest News: Even though it has not being updated for a few years the forum is very much alive. So if you have questions go to the support forum. The forum is provided in many languages. I am sure you will learn a lot with KompoZer. I have tested the editor in portable format in the following operating systems Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8.1, 10 and 11. (Note: You should be running Windows 10 or 11. All other Windows versions are not supported anymore.)

What You Need:

Note: Good news, SeaMonkey Composer works like KompoZer. If the KompoZer download links are removed in the future, you can use SeaMonkey Composer.

KompoZer html editor

Finally, here you have a top-notch WYSIWYG web page program to use for all those who have a strict budget or feel that there is no need to pay big dollars for something they know can be achieved using free html editors.

It has the following features:

  • FTP site manager
  • A new color picker
  • Tabs!
  • CSS editor
  • A dash of style(s)
  • Customizable toolbars
  • Forms
  • Cleaner markup
  • XFN
  • Visible marks
  • Table/Cell resizing rulers
  • Automated Spellchecker

KompoZer is designed to be extremely easy to use for professionals or novice who have very little or no idea about web developing, html and css.  Many use this program for education purposes. It’s editing capabilities compares with big name editors in the field like Microsoft FrontPage, Adobe DreamWeaver and other high end programs.

Because it is still in beta version and it has a few bugs I use pspad to help with the code. Both compliment each other very well. KompoZer allows you to use an external editor and then save it and view it in KompoZer. Another great factor about this great editor is that you can run it within its own folder, so you don’t have to install it in your computer. Simply download the zip version and extract it to a folder or external usb drive. It becomes a powerful portable web designer software that you can carry with you in your usb memory stick.

I keep updating my tutorial so come back as many times as you like. You can post a comment here or simply send me an e-mail if you need some help.


KompoZer Tutorial List:

I have been working in IT since 1999 and I enjoy the challenges it brings me. I love developing websites with WordPress. I spend a lot of time helping out in wordpress.org forums. I have been writing tutorials since 2011. Now I am learning how to manage my own VPS "Virtual Private Server.

  2 Responses to “KompoZer html editor”

    • Hello Stas, yes code lobster is a very powerful software to use. Unfortunately KompoZer has not being updated for quite sometime.

      Kind regards

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