I currently only have a "plain text" format. Is it ok for me to add additional "Text formats" on the "Configuration" screen? Eg. Full html, filtered html etc?

Or should these have been created automatically when I installed the ckeditor and IMCE modules?

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By default, Drupal 7 includes plain text, filtered HTML, and full HTML text formats.

If you are not seeing these as choices, you are probably not logged in as an administrator and you do not have the appropriate permissions.

Non-administrators are not given access to full HTML by default because this can be a security risk.

Try logging in as an administrator and going to the permissions management page. Verify the permissions for Use the Filtered HTML text format etc. under Filters.

Of course, if you need an input filter with a custom configuration, you can certainly create your own. Just be careful to not give your users any input options they shouldn't have.

  • Where is permissions management?
    – kine456
    Jan 22, 2013 at 22:14
  • The permissions management page is the one that lists all the permissions and which roles have or do not have them. On Drupal 7, /admin/people/permissions. Jan 22, 2013 at 23:53
  • Thanks. I can only see the following options: Filter Administer text formats and filters Use the Filtered HTML text format And the Filtered HTML is there because I added it manually. It wasn't there by default even though I'm running drupal 7. By the way, I am always logged in as admin.
    – kine456
    Jan 22, 2013 at 23:59
  • @kine456 If you aren't already, log in as user 1, the first user you created when you set up Drupal, and try again. User 1 has special permissions (access to everything). Jan 23, 2013 at 0:00
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    Actually, if you do a minimal install of Drupal, these formats are NOT added automatically. The same may apply to any installation profile other than "Standard". May 6, 2013 at 11:21

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