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Add, edit, minimise, or delete a Web Part on a classic page

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2016, SharePoint Foundation 2013, SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise.

To customise pages on a SharePoint site, you can insert or alter Web Parts. Web Parts allow you to create versatile functionality to pages, like displaying document libraries and charts on pages, without having any coding knowledge.

Note:  If you’re using SharePoint Online, see Using web parts on modern pages.

Add a Web Part to a page

To edit a page, you must own a minimum of the permissions acquired by being applied to the standard <Site Name> Members SharePoint group for the site.

  1. Find the page where the Web Part is that you want to edit. If the Page tab emerges at the top, press Page and then select Edit. You can also pick the Edit command in the top right of the page. 

Edit

If neither the Page tab or the Edit command are there, choose Settings Office 365 Settings button and then press Edit Page.

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

  1. Select your desired page to insert a Web Part, press the Insert tab, and then select Web Part.
Insert Web Part
  1. Under Categories, pick a category, such as Apps, choose your preferred Web Part to import onto the page, like Site Assets, and then pick Add. After you choose a Web Part, information about the web part is highlighted in About the part.
Web part categories
  1. After you have finished editing the page, on the Format Text tab, choose Save.

Minimise or restore a Web Part on a page

You can configure a Web Part to be minimised automatically on a page. You might do this if a page seems overloaded. The readers of the page can restore the Web Part during reading the page. If they close and then reopen the page, the Web Part will be minimised again.

  1. Find the page where the Web Part is that you want to edit. If the Page tab displays at the top, pick Page and then select Edit. You can even press the Edit command in the top right of the page. 

Edit

If neither the Page tab or the Edit command are there, press Settings Office 365 Settings button and then choose Edit Page.

  1. On the page, point to the Web Part, choose the down arrow Web Part edit down arrow in the right corner of the Web Part’s bounding box, and then press Minimise. You restore a list or library the same way.

Web part menu with minimize highlighted

  1. Once you have finished editing the page, on the Format Text tab, press Save. The following image is an example of a page where the Site Feed web part is minimised.

Minimized web part

Edit a Web Part

  1. Locate the page where the Web Part is that you want to edit. If the Page tab emerges at the top, press Page and then choose Edit. You can also pick the Edit command in the top right of the page.

 Edit

  1. If neither the Page tab or the Edit command are present, choose Settings Office 365 Settings button and then select Edit Page.
  1. On the page, direct your cursor to the Web Part, press the down arrow Web Part edit down arrow in the right corner of the Web Part’s bounding box, and then choose Edit Web Part.

Web Part edit menu highlighted

  1. On the right of the screen, you’ll notice the Web Part edit bar. From here, you can edit views, appearance, layout, and many other properties. If you are changing a Web Part that was a further down on a page, you may have to scroll up to see the Web Part edit bar.

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 choose the Edit command.
  1. Aim at the Web Part that you want to remove from the page, press the down arrow and then select Delete.

Delete web part

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

Create your own Web Parts

If you’re a SharePoint developer and seek to create your own Web Parts, check out these links.

This information was compiled using information courtesy of © Microsoft 2020. All rights reserved.

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