Our company has restricted any modifications to 2013 SharePoint masterpages. For the most part I have been using layout pages to add scripts however if a site is not a publishing site, I am looking at other methods to perform this function. Even layout pages do not effect a collection but just the pages that are associated.

So my question is how can I add or inject scripts into the masterpage without touching it. Visual Studio method has also been shutdown to us. Any advice would be wonderful. PS: I am a novice coder, more designer.

thanks so much CSM

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    Search for UserCustomAction Scriptlinks... But even seasoned SharePoint programmers hardly use them.. so you need decent programming skills – Danny '365CSI' Engelman Mar 16 '17 at 19:42
  • Thank you very much for your response. I will give UserCustomAction ScriptLinks a try and also see if one of our programmers can assist. If you encounter any other options, please post. I will check back. Best regards..... csm – CSM Mar 20 '17 at 15:01

Some tools that make adding Script easier:

  • (Chrome Browser Extension) Cisar Edit CSR files with Live Updating

  • (Chrome Browser Extension) Chrome SP Editor Edit SharePoint files, add ScriptLinks to SiteCollection/Webs, manage Web Property Bag

  • add an ASPX Page (so works in any Browser) and manage UserCustomActions


have a look at the pnp power shell commands. can easily inject a script on every page of your site. i use it all the time on a 2013 site. works great. the command is add-sposcriptlink or something like that.

  • Hi there, thanks much for the info on the power shell command option. Question: If I create a GblScript.js file and have the server admin inject the script into the Seattle masterpage.... I am assuming that the process will not need to be repeated. I can just manage everything in the scripts file then....thoughts/suggestions? thanks much CSM – CSM Mar 22 '17 at 14:58
  • yes, that's right. – russellg Mar 22 '17 at 22:18

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