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
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!
There are other items with 1/10 the votes being worked on. What about Fabric UI, how are we supposed to add that easily to pages that don't allow code editing?
yep - SharePoint was supposed to enable "power users" to quickly create collaboration spaces etc., but when they decided to remove the wysiwyg in SharePoint Designer, then abandon SPD altogether I just knew that us poor generalists in small to medium non-profits and enterprises would be screwed. Now this ridiculous impost on our limited resources is another slap in the face.
John Guilbert commented
I agree I'm afraid. My clients don't want full on development they just want out of the box with a tweak. I'm sorry Microsoft, but unless the clients want it you ain't gonna get people coding with the framework. As much as I love it....the clients are just not biting.
That piece appears to be disabled by default with new modern templates. After much struggling I was able to find some documentation on this and was able to turn it back on. You'll need to run a powershell command to enable the script editor.
You can not use the new modern page template for this to work. Use either the Wiki or Web Part page.
Set-SPOsite https://TENANT.sharepoint.com/sites/SITECOLLECTION -DenyAddAndCustomizePages 0
Juan Pineiro commented
Something that at least allows us to integrate Azure functions into SPO pages and under the same domain and authentication without having to crack open and deploy SPFx for everything.
Yes, needs to come back. I love the modern design of SharePoint, but it's currently lacking so many features the old one had. A Script Editor can be used in so many different ways.
Backers Maximus commented
This is a great workaround - https://github.com/SharePoint/sp-dev-fx-webparts/tree/master/samples/react-script-editor
Also.. I think somewhere in SPOs Product Management and road map Microsoft complete lost there way and missed the point. WE ARE LOOKING FOR QUICK AND EASY WAYS TO MEET REQUIREMENTS. SEWP and NAPA were step in the right direction , but are now gone and replaced by what? Something 99% of power users will never dare touch??