Bring Back Script Editor Web Part in "Modern" SharePoint
Example: Insert a formatted single HTML button, something that is big, draws attention, and encourages the user to click it to start an action.
What might be just 2 lines of code, has now turned into (what looks like) hundreds of files of deployment, installing all kinds of tools that I have never heard of or know what they are actually doing in the background.
I am finding SPFX to be specifically geared toward professional developers and limiting "citizen" developers from adding just simple things to SharePoint pages. I am trying to learn it, but there are so many things above my head at this point, and my role is not to be a full-time developer.
This is to lobby to bring back the Script Editor Web Part to meet simple use cases
Juan Pineiro commented
How does requiring SPFX fit into empowering users? Bring back the Script Editor Web Part and give us more options and flexibility with page design and page real estate.. for example allow us to hide Title, Search, Logo, Publish Bar, Comment. Our users are not even interested in Modern until we viable migration path for the UI.
Please bring this web part back, or provide a way to add HTML and JS to our modern pages. At the moment I have to use SharePoint Designer to create a classic page in my Site Pages library to get around this limitation. on modern sites
Michael Beaver commented
The only caveats are that the HTML Forms web part's source editor only works in Internet Explorer and the HTML source editor from the Content Editor is gone in the online version of SP.
Using these 2 web parts, I can get most things done.
Jason Baxter commented
Perhaps there is a third option , Make the SPFX framework usable for everyone.
Veterans of SharePoint can't simply use this framework , Make it simpler.
Make a webpart for it.
Make it usable for citizen developers.
i don't think anyone will mind if making customization that are sustainable is simpler have to be done through the framework.
But i think most of us are like: "i just can't get it to work this is overly complex compared to copy paste our code."
Agree, Please bring back the script editor web part!
Veronique Palmer commented
I agree 100%! We still use classic SharePoint wiki pages and we need to be able to hide the Recently Updated thing on the quick launch. Bring back the script editor please!
Vishal Chorghe commented
Please bring Script Editor webpart back in Modern Pages. In Our projects, we need custom scripts and CSS on every single page. Hope Microsoft will introduce script editor webpart in modern pages soon
Robert Kocher commented
Because master pages are managed by central admin in IT, us site admins cannot modify the page layout to brand one knowledge base vs. another, or create specific functionality on pages to display only relevant content. SPx is not made for citizen developers in the business to keep up with the speed of change.
Please add script editor web part for Modern Sharepoint in Team & Communication site,.. Very much needfull
Most useful app to change simple look and feel. Really hope it we be there soon, as it gave me headache every-time I want to make simple changes (eg: add background color, add border line).
IMO Modern is basically crippled for any sort of basic customization. As a consultant I have to explain these limitations to clients, that Microsoft has sacrificed some of the most useful functionality in order to have the modern look and feel.
Well, I'm actually a fan of just the opposite way. I've been working with Frontpage / SharePoint Designer, SharePoint with Script Editor / Content Editor for more than 20 years.
I do understand Microsoft completely why all modern sites are no-script sites and from an admin & supportability point of view I am very happy how things are now.
However, from a UX / UI designer point of view it might not be the best solution how it works now, but seeing how Microsoft has improved the modern experience and its customization options over the past two years I am confident that more stuff is coming in the future.
Please keep SharePoint KISS ! Keep It Stupid Simple and add the Script Editor Webpart as we successfully worked with in the last 10 years !!!!
Dhaval Raval commented
Also bring back content editor web part in modern pages
Leland Usher commented
Leland Usher - without our tool sets we are diminished in providing what our customer are use to getting. As shiny as these new modern sites are, we are somehow crippled on how to extend capabilities without these scripting tools - please bring those back. Thank you
YES!!! Please bring back the SEWP.
Learning new tools while understanding SharePoint Online is a huge impact on
Miguel Ruiz commented
saddly i don't think this is going to happen as modern experience is leaning towards using the SP Framework.
Still I want to be able to do at least small CSS customizations.
DC Admin commented
Hopefully you are working on a solution that will work for us SharePoint Power Users, not just full-blown developers.
Much needed, sooner rather than later!