Microsoft SharePoint is a great tool for user collaboration. Understanding how to add web parts to a page can help make SharePoint an even more useful tool. Web parts are small pieces of code that display content on a SharePoint page. For example, you can add web parts that show your Outlook calendar, lists of tasks, images, and many other types of content. Adding multiple web parts to a page will result in a customized page full of useful information. Let’s walk through the basics of adding web parts to SharePoint pages:
Adding Web Parts to a SharePoint Page –
Step 1: Navigate to a SharePoint page that you have permission to edit.
Step 2: Click on the Page tab and then click the “Edit Page” button, as shown below:
Step 3: The body of the page should now display at least one “zone” in which you can add web parts. Click the blue “Add a Web Part” link to continue.
Step 4: The web part selection area will now appear at the top of the page. Browse through the Categories column on the left and then choose the web part you want to add in the “Web Parts” area on the right. Click the “Add” button on the right side of the window to insert the web part into your page. In this example, we will add an Advanced Search Box to the SharePoint page.
Step 5: The web part you chose to add should now appear in the body of your SharePoint page. The page should also still have the blue “Add a Web Part” links available in case you want to add more web parts.
Step 6: When you’re finished adding web parts to your page, click the “Stop Editing” button to save your changes.
Deleting a Web Part –
If you want to delete a web part on a SharePoint page, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Click the “Edit Page” icon on the page you wish to modify.
Step 2: Hover your mouse over the top of the web part that you want to delete. A blue box with an arrow will appear. Click the arrow and choose “Delete” from the list of choices.
Step 3: A pop-up box will appear asking you to confirm that you want to delete the web part. Click “OK” and SharePoint will remove the web part from your page.
SharePoint web parts pages are easy and quick to create and can provide your site with some useful customizations. A little practice and you’ll be well on your way to creating great SharePoint pages!