How to Add Web Parts to SharePoint

Did you know that there are about 190 million SharePoint users across the globe? Some of the tasks that users perform the most on the platform include creating team sites, sharing files (internally and externally), and automating their business workflows. However, learning the basics is essential to get the best out of the platform. For instance, knowing how to add a Web Part to SharePoint will undoubtedly make your job easier.

This post will cover what Web Parts are and how to add them to SharePoint.

What are Web Parts?

SharePoint Web Parts are the basic building blocks of a SharePoint site. They are components that you can string together to create your website. You can use them in several ways, such as customizing your intranet framework, adjusting scripts, and streamlining the layout. If you want to enhance your role as an administrator or perform similar tasks, you need to know how to use Web Parts creatively.

Web Parts allow you to build well-designed local pages. The best part is that you don’t need to have strong web development skills to do it. You only need to know how to use the available Web Parts and how to build your desired pages around them.

The Most Useful Web Parts in SharePoint

There are many types of Web Parts that you can use in different ways depending on your needs. These include:

  • Form view Web Parts
  • List view Web Parts
  • Form Web Parts
  • Image Web Parts- This allows you to insert Web Parts to your page
  • Text Web Parts- Allows inserting text to your page
  • Call to action Web Parts

How to Add Web Parts to SharePoint

The process of adding Web Parts to your SharePoint site is relatively straightforward. You need to head to your document webpage library. Below are the steps you need to follow to add a Web Part to SharePoint:

·        On the left side of this page, click on the “Edit Web Part” option. Different types of Web Parts will appear on your screen.

·        The next step is selecting the Web Part you want to use. Click on any section of it. A pane will open allowing you to choose the file you would like.

·        When you hit the “Open” icon, it automatically adds the Web Part to the desired space. If you want to change the resulting page, click on the pencil icon. It will lead you to the property pane.

·        Once you are on the property pane, click on the “Change Object” option and proceed to make the necessary alteration.

Web Parts will allow you to do a lot of different things. With these components, you can decide how user-friendly and attractive your SharePoint site will be.  However, it is always much easier to use these parts well if you understand them. For this reason, we’d recommend taking some time to familiarize yourself with various Web Parts before getting started.

Once you get a hang of it, it becomes easier to use them. If you have read this guide carefully, you should now be able to implement these tips. And in case you fail at the first attempt, don’t hesitate to use this post as a point of reference.

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