Customize the Rich Text Editor in Sitecore

We ran into some issues at work with sitecore. It seems that by default the Rich Text Editor that Sitecore uses, Telerik’s RadEditor, will automatically convert <b> and <i> tags to <strong> and <em>. Our designers prefer to use the <i> tag for bootstrap’s icon classes so we needed a fix.

First you need to create a class that inherits from Sitecore.Shell.Controls.RichTextEditor.EditorConfiguration

public class RichTextEditorCustomConfiguration: Sitecore.Shell.Controls.RichTextEditor.EditorConfiguration
	/// <summary>
	/// Initializes a new instance of the <see cref="RichTextEditorCustomConfiguration"></see> class.
	/// </summary>
	/// <param name="profile">The profile.
	public RichTextEditorCustomConfiguration(Item profile)
		: base(profile)

	/// <summary>
	/// Setup editor filters.
	/// </summary>
	protected override void SetupFilters()
		//Disable the automatic conversion of <i> and <b> tags to <em> and <strong> for icon-* classes

then you need to register the new class as the default editior configuration

<setting name="HtmlEditor.DefaultConfigurationType" value="MyProject.RichTextEditorCustomConfiguration, MyProject"></setting>

That’s it, it your tags will no longer be automatically converted.

Jason Kulatunga

Build Automation & Infrastructure guy @Adobe. I write about, and play with, all sorts of new tech. All opinions are my own.

San Francisco, CA

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