Modern CEWP by SPJS

Last updated: September 20, 2019 – v1.0.0.1

To ease the transition from classic to modern SharePoint experience in SharePoint online I have made a SPfx web part that replicates the behavior of the Content Editor Web Part.

It features a Content link and a HTML code option.

This is designed for Modern Pages in SharePoint online, and must be installed in the APP Catalog in the tenant administrator.

Download the web part here.

Post any questions below, or use the forum.


25 thoughts on “Modern CEWP by SPJS”

  1. Alex,

    Trying to use the Modern CEWP, but I am encountering “SCRIPT438: Object doesn’t support property or method’_renderView’. This is followed by HTTP403: FORBIDDEN – The server understood the request, but is refusing to fulfill it.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks, Frank

    1. Hi,
      I’m not sure exactly why this error is occurring, but the 403 message indicates that you don’t have the necessary rights to do whatever you are doing.

      If the web part has been installed and activated properly you can try with another user to see if it might be a permission issue.

      Are you trying to use it in SharePoint online or in on-premises installed SharePoint 2019? – it has only been tested in Office 365 because I only have access to that environment.


  2. Hi,

    as instructed here (, I created a new site via the admin panel and chose the “other option” in order to create a team site.

    The Installer_CEWP_code.html is displayed on the site but stuck on “Getting all lists in this site…” with the following error on the console:
    Uncaught ReferenceError: _spPageContextInfo is not defined at :4:26

    Am I still missing anything?


  3. Hey Alexander, It has been a long, long time. I have deployed your solution and it works well. I have recently tried to load and I get errors, looks like from the moderncewp

    Uncaught TypeError: $(…).fullCalendar is not a function
    at displayTasks (:15:20)
    at HTMLDocument. (:6:3)
    at e (moderncewp-jquery_default_220afd743d9e9643852e31a135a9f3ae.js:2)
    at t (moderncewp-jquery_default_220afd743d9e9643852e31a135a9f3ae.js:2)

    I am able to load jquery, and tested it is loaded, but I do get an error that the moderncewp cannot load jquery

    Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 ()
    send @ moderncewp-jquery_default_220afd743d9e9643852e31a135a9f3ae.js:2

    Have you seen this before? any suggestions?
    thanks Larry

  4. I haven’t tried this solution, but your problems might be related to loading jQuery two times – the modern cewp already loads it so please try without loading jQuery, but use jQuery and not $ when you want to use jQuery – like this:



    1. I will definitely try this. I was also receiving another error. What do you make of this?
      Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 ()
      send @ moderncewp-jquery_default_220afd743d9e9643852e31a135a9f3ae.js:2

      is it possible it is unable to reach jQuery?

      1. I am not sure about the jQuery file. I changed the $ to jQuery and still getting the same error and seems related to the moderncewp-jquery

        Uncaught TypeError: jQuery(…).fullCalendar is not a function
        at HTMLDocument. (:3:29)
        at e (moderncewp-jquery_default_220afd743d9e9643852e31a135a9f3ae.js:2)
        at t (moderncewp-jquery_default_220afd743d9e9643852e31a135a9f3ae.js:2)

        I will keep digging, but may have to abandon this.
        thanks Larry

      1. I searched online and found an example – not sure if this is the latest version of the files, but it loads when I paste it in the HTML code textarea of the Modern CEWP:

        <div id="calendar"></div>
        	var calendar, FullCalendar, FullCalendarInteraction, FullCalendarDayGrid, FullCalendarTimeGrid;
        		paths: {
        			"moment": "",
        			"@fullcalendar/core": "",
        			"@fullcalendar/interaction": "",
        			"@fullcalendar/daygrid": "",
        			"@fullcalendar/list": "",
        			"@fullcalendar/timegrid": ""
        	require(['jquery', 'moment', '@fullcalendar/core', '@fullcalendar/interaction', '@fullcalendar/daygrid', '@fullcalendar/list', '@fullcalendar/timegrid'], 
        	function(jQuery,    moment,   FullCalendar,         FullCalendarInteraction,     FullCalendarDayGrid,     FullCalendarList,     FullCalendarTimeGrid) {
        		window.FullCalendar = FullCalendar;
        		window.FullCalendarInteraction = FullCalendarInteraction;
        		window.FullCalendarDayGrid = FullCalendarDayGrid; 
        		window.FullCalendarTimeGrid = FullCalendarTimeGrid;
        		window.FullCalendarList = FullCalendarList;
        		var calendarEl = document.getElementById('calendar');
        		calendar = new FullCalendar.Calendar(calendarEl, {
        			plugins: [ 'interaction', 'dayGrid', 'timeGrid' ],
        			defaultView: 'dayGridMonth',
        			resources: [
        				// your resource list
        	<link href='' rel='stylesheet' />
        	<link href='' rel='stylesheet' />
        	<link href='' rel='stylesheet' />
        	<link href='' rel='stylesheet' />


  5. Dear Alex,
    Can you help me to know why the embedded code (Jira Widget) not working using Modern CEWP.
    I tested this on classic sharepoint site built in content editor and it works.
    I can share the code with you
    Need your assistance

      1. I saw your email and looked at the embed-code and found that because it is loading after the main DOM of the page has loaded you must manually trigger the event “DOMContentLoaded” to trigger the embedded code. Try it like this (PS: I have removed your api-key and changed the URL to not reveal your actual URL:

        <script data-jsd-embedded data-key="xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx" data-base-url="" src=""></script>
                    window.document.dispatchEvent(new Event("DOMContentLoaded", {
                        bubbles: true,
                        cancelable: true

        This is added in the HTML code textarea of the Modern CEWP.


  6. Dear Alex,
    Thank. It worked
    I had one question. How can I hide the Command bar (Toolbar) from the sharepoint list. I am planning to hide the Button new or edit. If this isnot possible then hide the complete bar

  7. Not sure what you mean – in a list view or in NewForm, DispForm or EditForm?

    In general you use the developer tools to find the ID or the class of the element you want to hide and then use code like this:

    // By ID
    document.getElementById("the_element_id").style.display = "none";
    // By class (hides first matched item)
    document.getElementsByClassName("the_element_class")[0].style.display = "none";


    1. Thank you Alex, I had send you an email what I meant to hide the Command bar. I am new to Sharepoint Online. Your help will be really appreciated.
      Thank you

  8. Hi Alexander,
    is it possible to use Modern CEWP to display SPJS Tiles solution?

    There is error in console view: Uncaught ReferenceError: SP is not defined.



    1. Hi,
      This web part is not written using react so I’m not sure if this method could be used. In any case I don’t have time to look into this at the moment.

      If you are a developer and wants to have a go at modifying it I can send you the source code.


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