The Editor

Kentico Toolbar Editor Overview

In Kentico CMS, you can use the WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor toolbar to create web content without using HTML or CSS. Its functions are similar to Microsoft Word.

  • To be able to edit the content of the web page, you have to check out the page.
    Checkout button
  • Once the web page is checked out, you will be able to edit the content of the page. The WYSIWYG editor toolbar should be visible.

Kentico Editor Toolbar

Text Editing


Always paste as a Plain Text into your document. Users with accessibility needs have software that reads the coding instead of the page itself so all publishers and editors need to comply with all accessibility policies. Click here to learn more about website accessibility.

  • Click where you would like to paste the information, then click Paste as plain text button.
  • The window below will appear where you can use the keyboard shortcut to paste in the information. Click "OK" and it will insert clean code.

Paste as plain text pop up

Do not paste directly from Word documents, this creates inaccessible code. If the copied information is from Word, please paste as plain text using the method above or you can:

  • Copy the information into and check all of the boxes. This produces the best result.
  • Copy the text into Windows Notepad first, then copy from Notepad into the CMS editor.

Undo and Redo

To go undo an action on the edited content, or go redo an action on the edited content.

Remove Format

At this time, the remove format button only removes the customized font formatting and content alignment. To completely get rid of all formating, please see the paste as plain text option above.

Font Options

Font option drop down menus

Styles is were other regular sized font options are located. 

Format is where the various page Headings live and the regular font style. 

List and content alignment options

List and Alignment Options

Insert/ Edit/ Remove link

  1. Highlight the text you'd like to become the hyperlink.
  2. Hit the globe button on the toolbar. insert hyperlink button and a new window will appear.

    hyperlink options
  3. You can choose the link type that can be either:
    • Attachment - Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.
    • Content - Internal hyperlinks directing to a page you have access to.
    • Web - External hyperlinks directing to anything other than a website OR websites you don't have access to. 
    • Anchor - can be used in relation to an existing anchor
    • E-mail - email address can be hyperlinks which will open the user's default email client upon clicking. Can fill out the fields so areas will auto-populate for the user upon clicking.
  4. Each hyperlink type differs with adding a link
    • Attachment - Select "New file" and your computer file browser will appear where you can select the desired file. Hit insert.
    • Content - Find the document you'd like to hyperlink to within the content navigation tree and select it so it's  highlighted. Then hit insert.
    • Web - Paste the external webpage's URL into the "URL:" field. Delete the protocol (http://) (https://) and change it in the drop down menu if needed. With internal sites you don't have access to, start the URL after the ".edu/" for example "/it/forms/softwarerequest"
    • Anchor - You must create the anchor first within the editor. Then you'll be able to choose the radio button for "Link to existing anchor with name" and you'll find the anchor name you created in the dropdown menu. Hit insert. 
    • E-mail - Input the desired auto-populating information in the "To" "Cc" "Bcc" "Subject" and/or "Message body" then hit Insert.