How to install BlueGriffon WYSIWYG Content Editor in Ubuntu 18.04

In this article, we will learn How to install BlueGriffon WYSIWYG content editor in Ubuntu 18.04. BlueGriffon is a free and open source website editor application used to develop a website. This is a good alternative to Adobe Dreamviewer. 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.

How to install BlueGriffon WYSIWYG content editor in Ubuntu 18.04

How to install BlueGriffon WYSIWYG content editor in Ubuntu 18.04

Follow the below steps to install BlueGriffon WYSIWYG content editor in Ubuntu 18.04:

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 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Hit:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/alessandro-strada/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:5 http://packages.microsoft.com/repos/vscode 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 http://bluegriffon.org/freshmeat/3.0/bluegriffon-3.0.Ubuntu16.04-x86_64.tar.bz2
--2019-03-26 20:55:02-- http://bluegriffon.org/freshmeat/3.0/bluegriffon-3.0.Ubuntu16.04-x86_64.tar.bz2
Resolving bluegriffon.org (bluegriffon.org)... 66.33.213.195
Connecting to bluegriffon.org (bluegriffon.org)|66.33.213.195|: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 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/libplds4.so
bluegriffon/libmozsqlite3.so
bluegriffon/precomplete
bluegriffon/libnss3.so
bluegriffon/application.ini
bluegriffon/gmp-clearkey/
bluegriffon/gmp-clearkey/0.1/
bluegriffon/gmp-clearkey/0.1/manifest.json
bluegriffon/gmp-clearkey/0.1/libclearkey.so
bluegriffon/plugin-container
bluegriffon/components/

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	libmozgtk.so	  libsoftokn3.so
bluegriffon	    greprefs.js		libmozsqlite3.so  libssl3.so
bluegriffon-bin     gtk2		libnspr4.so	  libxul.so
chrome		    hyphenation		libnss3.so	  modules
chrome.manifest     icudt58l.dat	libnssckbi.so	  platform.ini
components	    libfreeblpriv3.chk	libnssutil3.so	  plugin-container
defaults	    libfreeblpriv3.so	libplc4.so	  precomplete
dependentlibs.list  liblgpllibs.so	libplds4.so	  removed-files
dictionaries	    libmozavcodec.so	libsmime3.so	  res
distribution	    libmozavutil.so	libsoftokn3.chk   run-mozilla.sh

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 18.04. 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.

Mangesh Dhulap

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2 Responses

  1. hapihakr says:

    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.

    • hapihakr says:

      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.

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