SharePoint 2013 Hosting :: Create custom SharePoint 2013 Content Editor Web Part styles

When you deploy a SharePoint solution, especially if this is a public facing site or large intranet, you will have content authors, some of which have zero knowledge of HTML and web technologies, author content on the site.
For situations like this – you want to make sure your content authors use pre-defined styles when adding content to content editor web parts etc.

Today, I’ll show you how to add custom content editor web part styles to your site, so that your authors can chose them like this:

We’ll use SharePoint designer for this, but obviously everything here is transferable to Visual Studio concepts.
First create your custom style definitions; you can use existing CSS which is linked to the master page or create new CSS file. Here is the contents of my CSS file:

{-ms-name:"Custom Defined 1";
font-family:"Gill Sans MT";

{-ms-name:"Custom Defined 2";
font-family:"Gill Sans MT";


Above you basically define your styles and name them however you wish, in my case it’s “Custom Defined X”, in your case it might be a company name etc.

That’s not all, you also need to ensure that instances of content editor web part are set to use this style definition.
To do that, you can use below JavaScript in your masterpage or in script editor web part (if you want to run a quick test). Obviously if you want content editor web parts anywhere on the site inherit this style – use the script in the masterpage.
Below, also make sure you have a proper name for jQuery reference and CSS file which has your style definitions (my CSS reference is \_layouts\15\MyProject1\Styles.css, so make sure you use your own whether it’s in the library or _layouts folder).

<script src="" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
ExecuteOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded(function() {

$("div[RteRedirect]").each(function() {
var id = $(this).attr("RteRedirect"),
editSettings = $("#" + id);

if(editSettings.length > 0 && editSettings[0].PrefixStyleSheet != 'custom-rte')
editSettings[0]['PrefixStyleSheet'] = 'custom-rte';
editSettings[0]['StyleSheet'] = '\u002f_layouts\u002f15\u002fMyProject1\u002fStyles.css';
RTE.Canvas.fixRegion(id, false);
}, "sp.ribbon.js");

That’s it!
The result is this: