Howto use JCE Editor to add CSS class in content without using HTML

If you have a custom.css file and would like to use JCE Editor to insert the CSS style classes to trigger CSS, this is how you can do this without knowing any HTML. Just follow these easy steps. 



The  Joomla Content Editor (JCE) is an extension that is free to use. Though it comes in a paid version for this purpose, the free version works fine. “Here is 3 alternative Editors for Joomla”, both WYSIWYG Editors and pure HTML code based for Joomla.

The default WYSIWYG Editor for Joomla is TinyMCE, but this editor lacks the feature that JCE Editor has to add CSS classes directly in your editing. This option is also available in the free version of JCE but requires a little fiddling before it works.

How to use CSS classes in WYSIWIG mode without using the code, step by step using the free version of Joomla Content Editor (JCE Editor)


The first thing to do is to activate the CSS class addon in JCE’s system plugin. To achieve this, go to Components > JCE Editor > Profile

Go to JCE Profiles, selecting Copmponents > JCE Editor > Profiles


Then go inside the profile of your choice (Default is used in this example).


From there, go to the Plugin tab, scroll down to “Styles” on the left side and click.


JCE Editor - Profiles - Default - Plugins - Styles

Scroll up again to the “Custom Classes” and insert your CSS classes from your “custom.css”-file. Save & Close your changes


Insert your Style CSS clases in the option for CSS Classes

Create a New Article (Content > Article > New Article). Create your content. Select the text to give a style to, click the Styles dropdown list to select your CSS class style.

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Tip. Howto insert styles to the page using Regular Labs - Sourcerer

Use Regular Labs - Sourcererto insert CSS in a page


Take it even further by adding custom styles to the page using Regular Labs’ - Sourcerer, also read 3 ways to insert CSS styles to a page, using different ways.


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