React Native Pell Rich Text Editor

A fully functional Rich Text Editor for both Android and iOS

yarn add react-native-pell-rich-editor
npm i react-native-pell-rich-editor

Also, follow instructions here to add the native react-native-webview dependency.


The editor component. Simply place this component in your view hierarchy to receive a fully functional Rich text Editor.

RichEditor takes the following optional props:

  • initialContentHTML

    HTML that will be rendered in the content section on load.

  • editorInitializedCallback

    A function that will be called when the editor has been initialized.

RichEditor also has methods that can be used on its ref to set:

  • setContentHTML(html:string)
  • insertImage(url:string)
  • setContentFocusHandler(handler: Function)
  • blurContentEditor()
  • focusContentEditor()

This method registers a function that will get called whenver the cursor position changes or a change is made to the styling of the editor at the cursor's position., The callback will be called with an array of actions that are active at the cusor position, allowing a toolbar to respond to changes.

  • registerToolbar(listener: Function)

Example Usage:

  ref={(r) => this.richtext = r}
  initialContentHTML={'Hello <b>World</b> <p>this is a new paragraph</p> <p>this is another new paragraph</p>'}
  editorInitializedCallback={() => this.onEditorInitialized()}



This is a Component that provides a toolbar for easily controlling an editor. It is designed to be used together with a RichEditor component.

The RichToolbar has one required property:

  • getEditor()

Which must provide a function that returns a ref to a RichEditor component.

This is because the ref is not created until after the first render, before which the toolbar is rendered. This means that any ref passed directly will inevitably be passed as undefined.

Other props supported by the RichToolbar component are:

  • actions

    An array of actions to be provided by this toolbar. The default actions are:

    • actions.insertImage
    • actions.setBold
    • actions.setItalic
    • actions.insertBulletsList
    • actions.insertOrderedList
    • actions.insertLink
  • onPressAddImage

    Functions called when the addImage actions are tapped.

  • selectedButtonStyle

  • iconTint

  • selectedIconTint

  • unselectedButtonStyle

    These provide options for styling action buttons.

  • renderAction

    Altenatively, you can provide a render function that will be used instead of the default, so you can fully control the tollbar design.

  • iconMap

    RichTextToolbar comes with default icons for the default actions it renders. To override those, or to add icons for non-default actions, provide them in a dictionary to this prop.

Example Usage:

<RichToolbar getEditor={() => this.richtext}/>