Typically, if you have a question specific to a plugin/addon/tool, to go to that support site since the developers and the folks who use the tool will be congregated there, rather than on various web development forums (like sitepoint).
Sadly, I too have had mixed results with questions on CKeditor back when it was still known as FCKeditor.
If the tool can't do what you want it to, and if the support community can't help, then it's probably best to move on to something else.
Personally, I've had better success with [TinyMCE. It has a [URL="http://www.tinymce.com/wiki.php/Compressors3x"]PHP compressor available and [URL="http://www.tinymce.com/wiki.php/TinyMCE3x:How-to_implement_TinyMCE_in_PHP"]PHP integration though I haven't actually needed to implemented those features myself. It's also [URL="http://www.tinymce.com/wiki.php/TinyMCE3x:jQuery_Plugin"]available as a jQuery plugin](http://www.tinymce.com/index.php).