Add, move, minimize, or delete a Web Part from a page

You can customize pages on a SharePoint site by adding or changing Web Parts (Web Part: A modular unit of information that consists of a title bar, a frame, and content. Web Parts are the basic building blocks of a Web Part Page.). Web Parts enable you to add diverse functionality to pages, such as displaying document libraries and charts on pages, without having to write code.

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Add a Web Part to a page

To edit a page you must have at least the permissions obtained by being added to the default <Site Name> Members SharePoint group for the site.

  1. From a page, look for and click the Edit command.

Edit

 Note    If the Edit command is disabled, you may not have the permissions to edit the page. Contact your administrator.

  1. Click on the page where you want to add a Web Part, click the Insert tab, and then click Web Part.

Insert Web Part

  1. Under Categories, select a category, such as Apps, select the Web Part that you want to add to the page, such as Site Assets, and then click Add. When you select a Web Part, information about the web part is displayed in About the part.

Web part categories

  1. When you have finished editing the page, on the Format Text tab, click Save.

Move a Web Part on a page

  1. From a page, look for and click the Edit command

Edit

 Note    If the Edit command is disabled, you may not have the permissions to edit the page. Contact your administrator.

  1. On the page, select the Web Part.
  2. For a wiki type of page, also referred to as a content page:
  • In the Format Text tab, click Cut or use the Ctrl X keyboard shortcut.
  • Click on the page where you want to move the Web Part.
  • In the Format Text tab, click Paste or use the Ctrl V keyboard shortcut.
  1. For Web Part pages, select the Web Part and drag it to desired location on the page.
  2. When you have finished editing the page, on the Format Text tab, click Save.

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Minimize or restore a Web Part on a page

You can configure a Web Part to be minimized by default on a page. You might do this if a page seems crowded. The readers of the page can restore the Web Part while they are reading the page. If they close and then reopen the page, the Web Part will be minimized again.

  1. From a page, look for and click the Edit command.

Edit

  1. On the page, point to the Web Part, click the down arrow, and then click Minimize. You restore a list or library the same say.

Minimize web part

  1. When you have finished editing the page, on the Format Text tab, click Save.

The following image is an example of a page where the Site Feed web part is minimized.

Minimized web part

Delete a Web Part from a page

 Note    This procedure does not delete the Web Part from the site. It only deletes it from the page

  1. From a page, look for and click the Edit command.
  2. Point to the Web Part that you want to remove from the page, click the down arrow and then click Delete.

Delete web part

  1. When you have finished editing the page, on the Format Text tab, click Save.

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Applies to:
SharePoint Foundation 2013, SharePoint Online Enterprise (E1), SharePoint Online Enterprise (E3 & E4), SharePoint Online Midsized Business, SharePoint Online operated by 21Vianet - Enterprise (E1 & E2), SharePoint Online operated by 21Vianet - Enterprise (E3 & E4), SharePoint Online operated by 21Vianet - Midsized Business, SharePoint Online operated by 21Vianet - Small Business, SharePoint Online Small Business, SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise, SharePoint Server 2013 Standard