How To Use Content Editor Webpart In Sharepoint

With Microsoft making it easy to create your own content pages, blogs, and online magazines using their free platform-SharePoint, there is now no reason to use third party tools for creating and editing content.

Content editors are an integral part of any well run website or media outlet. They play a crucial role in keeping existing content fresh and generating new content or edits to already established materials.

There are several ways to add and manage content editor webparts in Office 365/Sharepoint accounts but one of the most popular methods is by using the Customize -> Insert --> Apps button under the Toolbox section.

This article will go into detail about how to add and configure content editor web parts in Office 365 sites.

Link it to a list or library

Now that you have your content editor web part set up, you will need to link it to something. Click Add from below the tool bar to connect to a site area or add it as a new item into a document library.

You can now upload and edit any content within this web part using either an HTML interface or the rich editing experience.

Decide what columns you want to show

As mentioned before, creating a new content editor web part is very easy. All you need to do is pick which columns you would like to include and then add these to the appropriate place.

The first thing you will want to do is decide what columns you would like to include. These can be any type of column within your site or list. For example, you could choose from Text, Picture, Video, Rich text content, Checklist, Form, Questionnaire, etc.

After that, go into Settings -> Additional settings and check whether there are any third party apps that may have additional features for your web part. Some examples of this are adding special fonts, CSS styles, or even linking it to another app like Slack! This way, you don’t have to edit those things manually.

That’s all we had time for today! Make sure to experiment with web parts and see how they work so you know exactly what functions yours have.

Configure the content editor web part

Now that you have your content type, content source, and content editor defined, it’s time to configure the content editor web part. To do this, go into Settings for the content editor web part and then click Addition Settings.

Here you can add additional configuration settings such as which fields are displayed or if there is an “Add Field” button. You can also choose whether new documents added will be automatically assigned the same column values as the current document, or if they get their own value.

You may also want to customize what columns appear at the top of the content edit box depending on the field types involved. For example, if the field is checkbox then no checkboxes would show up by default, but users could add them manually.

Start editing!

Now that you have found your new web part, it is time to start using it! All you need to do next is edit the content template that this web part uses.

The default content template for most of Office 365 services includes an introduction or heading with links to different sections depending on the user of the site. For example, if someone views your My Settings page they will see their own settings as well as general settings such as changing their e-mail provider.

You can easily replace these with your own by copying the current one then modifying it. Once done, just use the custom content editor web part and you are ready to go!

If you want to add even more functionality to this web part there are some plugins available online. Unfortunately, not all of them work with every browser so be careful about which ones you install.

Enjoy the power of content editors

With all the rich functionality that is available in Office 365, it can be hard to choose which tools to use! For example, you may want to create a page or site with lots of different components like videos, images, documents, forms, etc. You could always upload these items one by one using the built-in browser version of Microsoft Word, but this gets very time consuming especially if you need to do it for many pages or sites.

Content Editors offer an easier way to edit and update content within your SharePoint site. A content editor does not require you to have access to software such as word to make changes. They are totally free and easy to use!

You can easily add them to any library, team site, or document set. Once they’re added, you can start editing and formatting text, adding links, pictures, and other media. Some examples include YouTube, Google Images, and Vimeo. It is easy to see how powerful content editors can be.

Challenge yourself with content editor templates

While using web parts is very easy, there are some things that can be done more efficiently. One of these is creating your own custom content editors.

Content editoments (or content blocks) are very common in most websites today. They allow you to include rich content such as videos, pictures, forms, etc., within an article or page.

Most people use them either for including promotional material or to create a separate section for different types of content.

There are many free and paid third-party tools that offer pre-made content editors, but what if you wanted to make your own?

That’s when it gets interesting!

You could pick and choose pieces from other content editors and put together your own version. Or you could start completely fresh and build everything yourself.

Learn how to use content editor web parts properly

As mentioned before, you can add content editors to pages or libraries as a sidebar element. You can also create custom content editors using the content editor web part template.

You will need to upload this template first if you want to make your own. Once it is uploaded, you can edit it and then attach it to any page or library that has the rich text tool set enabled.

Content editors such as “Stories” are very popular these days. With stories, you get to write and update a paragraph, then include an image and a link. These links could be for another article or site, or even a phone number!

You do not have to use images but they are excellent way to enhance your articles. Using content formatting tools gives your readers more options than just bullets and headers.

Make sure your content is secure when using content editors

As you can see, creating and editing documents with content editor webparts are very easy to do. However, there are some security settings that need to be adjusted or modified.

It is important to note that if these settings are not set correctly, then it may open up access for people who do not have permission. This could possibly allow anyone to edit and update any document or page directly!

There are several ways to fix this. You can either make changes manually, use third-party apps, or use PowerShell as the main tool.

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