How to install BlueGriffon WYSIWYG Content Editor in Ubuntu Linux

In this article, we will learn How to install BlueGriffon WYSIWYG content editor in Ubuntu Linux. BlueGriffon is a free and open-source website editor application used to develop a website. This is a good alternative to Adobe Dream viewer. BlueGriffon was initially developed by Daniel Glazman using multiple programming languages, such as the Java, C ++, C, and GPL 2.0 licenses. This is a great lightweight app. Bluegriffon WYSIWYG content editor application is available for major operating systems i.e. Linux, Microsoft Windows, macOS. It is Supports different web formats like HTML 4, HTML 5, XHTML 1.0, XHTML 1.1 and  supports almost all languages.

Follow the below steps to install BlueGriffon WYSIWYG content editor in Ubuntu Linux:

Before installing the BlueGriffon WYSIWYG content editor, we will need to install the required PPA repositories. To do so follow the command below.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get update
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks:
Ign:1 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic InRelease
Err:2 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic Release
Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Ign:3 stable InRelease
Hit:4 bionic InRelease
Hit:5 stable InRelease

Now we have to download the BlueGriffon WYSIWYG content editor package from the official website. So to download the same use the below command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ wget
--2019-03-26 20:55:02--
Resolving (
Connecting to (||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 63121700 (60M) [application/x-bzip2]
Saving to: ‘bluegriffon-3.0.Ubuntu16.04-x86_64.tar.bz2’

bluegriffon-3.0.Ubu 100%[===================>] 60.20M 367KB/s in 9m 44s

2019-03-26 21:04:47 (106 KB/s) - ‘bluegriffon-3.0.Ubuntu16.04-x86_64.tar.bz2’ saved [63121700/63121700]

Here I have downloaded the BlueGreen package See the output below.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ ls -l bluegriffon-3.0.Ubuntu16.04-x86_64.tar.bz2
-rw-r--r-- 1 itsmarttricks itsmarttricks 63121700 Nov 16 2017 bluegriffon-3.0.Ubuntu16.04-x86_64.tar.bz2

You need to extract it after downloading the package in tar.bz2 format. So, extract the package using the following command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ tar -xjvf bluegriffon-3.0.Ubuntu16.04-x86_64.tar.bz2bluegriffon/

Bluegriffon is an open source web editor portable application. So you do not need to install it. After extracting the package, simply change the directory to Bluegriffon. Here you will find all the support files of the application. See the output below.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ cd bluegriffon/
itsmarttricks@mangesh:~/bluegriffon$ ls
application.ini     gmp-clearkey
bluegriffon	    greprefs.js
bluegriffon-bin     gtk2
chrome		    hyphenation	  modules
chrome.manifest     icudt58l.dat	  platform.ini
components	    libfreeblpriv3.chk	  plugin-container
defaults	  precomplete
dependentlibs.list	  removed-files
dictionaries	  res
distribution	libsoftokn3.chk

So, from all the support files we are concerned about a script file named bluegriffon. Refer to the above output. To open the BlueGriffon WYSIWYG content editor application, simply execute the script file using the following command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~/bluegriffon$ sudo ./bluegriffon
How to install BlueGriffon WYSIWYG content editor in Ubuntu 18.04
BlueGriffon WYSIWYG content editor

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That’s all, In this article, we have explained How to install BlueGriffon WYSIWYG content editor in Ubuntu Linux. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment.

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3 thoughts on “How to install BlueGriffon WYSIWYG Content Editor in Ubuntu Linux”

  1. I don’t see why you would use sudo to execute the program. You use sudo ./bluegriffon in your article. However, I installed the program in my home directory and I do not need to use sudo to execute it. You should NEVER use sudo, unless you ABSOLUTELY have to. It is a security risk to elevate a program to root (admin) level, when performing normal user-level tasks.

    • I should add that, otherwise, this is a good article. And thanks! You brought this WYSIWYG editor to my attention and helped me to install it.

  2. I think there is an error in your tar extract command,
    itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ tar -xjvf bluegriffon-3.0.Ubuntu16.04-x86_64.tar.bz2bluegriffon/
    specifically, it looks like “bluegriffon/” was accidentally appended to the command. I got an error when I tried to run it as shown. So I removed “bluegriffon/” and tried again.
    The extraction was successful, and bluegriffon ran correctly. As hapihakr suggested, I did not use sudo.


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