Add or remove Web Parts from a page

To customize the appearance of the portal site, you can add or remove Web Parts from a page.

To add or remove Web Parts from a page, you must be a member of the Administrator site group on the portal site. You can add or remove Web Parts only from some pages. You can add or remove Web Parts for the Home, News, Topics, and My Site pages. You cannot edit any of the pages in Site Settings or SharePoint Portal Server central administration, because these pages do not use Web Parts. The Sites page uses Web Parts, but can be modified only by using Web page editing tools.

You can add or remove Web Parts from the shared view, or from your personal view:

  • To see the shared view of a Web Part Page, click Modify My Page at the top of the page, and then click Shared View.
  • To see the personal view of a Web Part Page, click Modify Shared Page at the top of the page, and then click Personal View.

After adding a Web Part, you can target the Web Part to an audience and make other changes by editing the Web Part Page. For more information, see Modify shared Web Parts.

ShowAdd Web Parts

  1. On the page that you want to edit, click Edit Page in the Actions list.
  2. At the top of the page in the shared view, click Modify Shared Page to modify the shared view.

To add Web Parts to your personal view without affecting the view of other users, click Modify My Page from the personal view.

 Note   The text for the link at the top of the page changes depending upon whether you are looking at the shared view or the personal view.

  1. Point to Add Web Parts.
  2. To add a Web Part from an existing Web Part library, click Browse.

The page opens in design mode, and the Add Web Parts pane appears.

  1. In the Add Web Parts pane, click the library you want to browse.
  2. In the Web Part List, find the Web Part you want. Click Next to view more Web Parts.
  3. To find the Web Part you want without browsing through all of the Web Part libraries, click Search after pointing to Add Web Parts.
  4. In the Search text box that appears in the Add Web Parts pane, type a word describing the Web Part for which you are looking, and then click Go.

A list of Web Parts matching the search appears in the Add Web Parts pane.

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  • If the Web Part you want is not in a library, you can import a Web Part by clicking Import after pointing to Add Web Parts.

In the text box that appears, type or browse to the location of a .dwp file you want to import as a new Web Part, and then click Upload.

The Web Part is added to the currently selected Web Part library.

  • To switch between Browse, Search, and Import views of the Add Web Parts pane, click the current view just under the title of the pane, and then click the view that you want.
  1. From the available Web Parts, click the one you want to add.
  2. Click the zone to which you want to add the Web Part, and then click Add.

You can also drag the Web Part to the desired location on the page.

  1. To close the Add Web Parts pane, click the X in the upper-right corner of the pane.

ShowRemove Web Parts

You can remove a Web Part from a page at any time. Removing a Web Part from a page does not delete the Web Part. It is still available for use on other pages from the Web Part library.

  1. On the page that you want to edit, click Edit Page in the Actions list.
  2. Rest the pointer over the title of the Web Part you want to remove, and then click the arrow that appears.
  3. Click Close on the menu that appears.

Related Topics

Modify pages on My Site

Modify shared Web Parts

Change page layout

 
 
Applies to:
Deployment Center 2003, SharePoint Portal Server 2003