New Modern Web Parts – Full List

In Office 365, you may notice that there are more new things rolling out right now.  This post is all about the new page editing experience and new web parts.  Here’s what I’ll cover:

  • How to use the new page editing interface
  • How to use each of the new web parts
  • How to set your new page as the homepage of your site.

First of all, here’s how to get there.

Go to Site Contents, and click the +New button.  Choose Page.

(Alternately, you can click the Settings gear at the top right of your site, and click Add Page.)

(If this doesn’t happen for you, check out my other post.)

That’s pretty easy, right? Now here’s the new page authoring experience!  As of now, all web parts are simply added above or below each other, and they stack vertically.

Updated 7/5/2017: I made a bunch of updates to this post, including several new web part, and several web part updates.  Also, underneath each web part’s section, I added a link to Microsoft’s official documentation on that web part.  There are going to be cases where the web part has been changed or updated and their documentation will most likely reflect those changes before this blog post does.

name a SharePoint modern page

SharePoint insert a modern web partGive your page a name, and you can start adding some web parts using the intuitive little + button.  Once you start adding web parts, they will all have a little delete icon on the left, and some of them will have an edit icon, which opens up a web part toolpane on the right.  Not all web parts have properties to edit, though.  Also, notice that you can save your changes (as a draft), and you can also click the Publish button at the top right when you’re all done.  The bottom of this post shows how to set this page as your site homepage.  You can edit the web part titles directly on the page, for the ones that have titles.

Updated 7/5/2017: You can also change your layout by adding what’s called a Section layout.  Notice that when you hover over the page, you have a couple of different lines across the page where you can click the plus.  The wider line will have extra options in it, for you to pick a column layout.  The shorter line is actually inside of the default single column layout on the page.

Updated 11/27/2017: You can click the little double-arrow at the top right (see above screenshot) to expand the screen full of web parts to make it bigger, and/or use the search box to type the name of the web part you need.

Here’s the list of all the web parts, as of right now.


Type free-form text here, do some simple formatting, and even choose styles like Heading 1, 2, 3.

SharePoint modern page - text web part

Microsoft’s documentation on how to use the Text web part


This is SO much better than the old image web part ever was! Check it out, as soon as I decide to add an image, it prompts me to select an image from Recent, Site (this site), or Upload.  Whatever size your image is though, that’s the size it will show on the page.  There’s no re-sizing it later.  I can type a caption under it, and in the web part property toolpane, the only option is to add some alt text.

How to add a SharePoint modern image web part

SharePoint modern image web part

Microsoft’s documentation on using the Image web part

File Viewer

Updated 11/27/2017: The name has been changed from the “Document” web part to the “File Viewer”. Inserting this web part will immediately bring up a list of recent documents (Office files), with the ability to switch to Site, to browse the site’s libraries, or Upload.  There is a space underneath the document to add a description, and in the web part toolpane on the right, it lets you pick the page number or slide number that you want it to start on.  It currently only supports doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx.

SharePoint modern pages document web part

Microsoft’s documentation on the file viewer web part


(Added 3/8/2017) Add a quick hyperlink to something.  It will render nicely on the page, and will automatically show some metadata info and even an image.  There are no extra settings.  In this screenshot, I added my site, and here’s the way it looks:

SharePoint modern pages link web part

Reference Link: Use the Link web part


Use an embed code to display content here.  A common example is embedding a YouTube video on your page.  When you click the Share button in YouTube, one of the options is embed code.  Simply copy and paste that code into this web part’s properties.  Pretty much any site/service that provides an embed code, will be able to be used here.  Only iframe embed codes are supported, and only from secure websites (HTTPS).  Here are some supported sources: Esri ArcGIS Online, GeoGebra, Giphy, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Maps, Infogram, Microsoft Channel 9, Microsoft, Microsoft Office Mix, Microsoft OneDrive (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF documents), Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Pulse, Microsoft Sway, Mixcloud, Poll Everywhere, Sketchfab, SoundCloud, Vimeo, Vine, YouTube.  You can also embed a PowerApp, as I wrote about here.


Microsoft’s documentation on how to use the Embed web part

Highlighted Content

This is my favorite one as of now (10/15/2016).  This is like the Content Search web part, but MUCH easier!  There are a lot of options to configure in the toolpane on the right when you edit the web part.  Keep in mind that this uses SharePoint search, so users will inherently only see content that they have permissions to see.  Here’s the breakdown:


  • Source: The scope of where you want to show content from.  This site, this site collection, or all sites.  Default = This site
  • Type: Documents, Pages, Videos, Images, Events, Issues, Tasks, Links, Contacts, All.  Default = Documents
    • You can also click Add Content Type, to add another type, so you’re not stuck with just one.  From what I can tell, you can add a bunch of them.
  • Document Type: If you choose Document in the Type box, you can further narrow it down to a specific type of file.  The other content types don’t have this second option.  The choices are: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Visio, PDF, or Any.  You can add multiple document types.  Default = Any

Filter and Sort

  • Filter: You can add multiple filters.  Here they are:
    • Title includes the words – There is another box to enter the search words.
    • Content includes the words – There is another box to enter the search words.
    • Recently added – Since: choose from Today, Yesterday, Earlier this week, Earlier this month, Last month, Earlier this year, Last year
    • Recently changed – Since: choose from Today, Yesterday, Earlier this week, Earlier this month, Last month, Earlier this year, Last year
    • Created by – Type someone’s name, or use [Me], if you’d like the logged in user to just see their own stuff.
    • Modified By – Type someone’s name, or use [Me], if you’d like the logged in user to just see their own stuff.
    • Managed Property – The managed properties are the default site columns and other built in properties.
      Since the Managed Property Name field has so many options in the drop-down, you can use the Find a managed property box, to type what you’re looking for.  In this screenshot, see that I typed “assigned” and that made it easier to find the AssignedTo field.
      Filter managed property highlighted content
  • Sort By: Choose from: Most recent, Most viewed, Trending, Managed property ascending, Managed property descending. Default = Most recent
    • If you choose Managed property ascending (or descending), then you’ll have another drop-down to pick which managed property you want to sort by.

Notice in this screenshot, this is a highlighted content web part showing only items that I have tagged with “power” (for things pertaining to power users).  Hint:  I always like to turn on the enterprise keywords feature on libraries, for quick and informal tagging).



Display the content as cards (those rectangles), a carousel (similar to the image gallery web part setting), as a good old list, Updated 7/5/2017: or as a filmstrip.

Show this many items at a time

Type the number of items you’d like to see in this web part.  There is no paging.

Hide this web part if there’s nothing to show

If there’s no content in your web part, the title won’t even show.  For example, if you’re rolling up all events, and you have no events, the web part won’t appear until some events exist and have been indexed.

Display Map

(Added here 3/8/2017) This part lets you map each attribute of the items, to specific properties of those items.  Here’s a little something I whipped up, to explain what each of these mappings means:

Highlighted Content web part display map

There are a couple of quick things to point out in the above screenshot.  For Title, it defaults to UserName and then Title, but doesn’t actually display any of the usernames, so I’m not sure why that’s there.  Also, for the Initials, that’s if you want initials to show instead of the person image URL, I think. When I changed it to a different value, it replaced the little circle where my face is, with other text.  Also, note that when changing some of these, you can’t just change it to absolutely anything you want, it has to be a certain field type, etc.  For example, if I try to change one of the “color” ones to a date field, that doesn’t make much sense.

And finally the web part title…

It defaults to the name of the sort level that you select, plus the type of content.  You can just type something else instead.  For example, in the screenshot above, it says “Trending documents”, but I can just edit that text directly on the page.

Microsoft’s documentation on how to use the Highlighted content web part

Bing Maps

(Added here 3/8/2017) This web part lets you type in an address, and it will automagically show a map of that location!  Give the pin on the map a specific label or change the address that appears on your page.

SharePoint modern pages Bing map web part

Microsoft’s documentation on how to use the Bing maps web part


This will insert a line across your page, to allow you to delineate between different sections of content visually if you’d like.

Document Library

(Added here 5/24/2017) Pick a library from the current site, to display here.  Settings let you choose the library, the existing view, and the size (5, 15, or 30 items).

You’ll need to create your view in your library ahead of time, so that you can select it from the View drop-down box.  If anyone wants to navigate to the full library to see more files, they can click “See all”.  Right now, managed metadata fields don’t work in here.  Also, if a user going to the page doesn’t have access to a library that you’re displaying as a web part, the whole page will pop up an access denied error.

Microsoft’s documentation on how to use the Document Library web part


(Added here 7/5/2017) The events web part uses a SharePoint calendar, and has a very nice, modern way of displaying them.  Click to Add an event, and here’s the interface:

Notice that when I typed a location, it automatically shows the location on a map!  Alternately, if it’s a virtual event, you can input the URL for it, in the Link field.  Scroll down to type in a description, and there’s also a section at the bottom to add people.  This will end up showing on your Delve profile, as an event you’re attending.

This is what the web part looks like, with multiple events in it.  Notice that there is a link on each one, to click to Add to my calendar.

The web part settings let you choose which SharePoint calendar to show, pick a specific category if you’d like, and even pick from a date range such as “next two weeks” or “all upcoming events”.

Microsoft’s documentation: How to Use the Events web part

Group Calendar

Pick an Office 365 Group, to display that group’s calendar on your page.  Use the slider to determine how many events you’d like to be displayed at once.  This web part is going to be perfect for putting it on the home page of the SharePoint site of your Office 365 groups, so that people don’t have to flip back and forth to Outlook in order to see the shared calendar.

Microsoft Forms

Microsoft Forms are a very simplistic way to gather one-way information from people inside or outside of your organization.  This web part lets you put a form right on the page, and choose whether you’d like the results to show as well.

Check out this other post that I wrote about Microsoft Forms


(Added here 7/5/2017) The hero web part gives a lovely way of presenting news and announcements as tiles, in a couple of different types of layouts. This web part was first introduced as a default part of SharePoint Communication sites, but is also available on any other modern page as a web part.  In the web part settings, you can choose either a tiles or a layers layout.  Within each of these, you can pick one through five.

In a SharePoint Communication site, your hero web part will already be populated and set up, with a lot of example content.  When inserting a new hero web part from scratch, it looks like this:

In the example above, I picked five tiles.  For each tile, I then set up what image I want to show, and what URL to navigate to when the image is clicked.

When setting one of these up from scratch, when you click Select link, it makes you select an image.  Then, after it’s selected, you’ll have access to the properties for that tile when you hover over it and click the little edit (pencil) icon.

Here are the settings for a tile. Pick a link.  Type a title if you’d like, choose whether you want the title to show on the tile, pick an image.  When you choose auto-selected, it will show some generic, business-type picture. Choose custom image to pick your own, or color only will just show a solid color.  The color it shows is the same as your site’s theme main color.  The Options section will let you add a call to action link if you’d like, but not on all sizes of tiles, just the bigger ones. Here is a screenshot of some settings, with a screenshot of the corresponding tile.

You can also just drag tiles around to rearrange their order within the web part.

Microsoft’s documentation: Use the Hero web part

Image Gallery

(Added here 3/8/2017) The image gallery is a nice way to display some images from your site, with two different layouts to choose from.  When you add this web part, click the Add button in order to add each image that you would like displayed.  You CAN add multiple images at a time once you’re in the image selector.  Each time you click Add, you are prompted to pick from Recent, Site, Upload, or From a Link.  You can also optionally type in a title and caption for each image.

The web part properties simply let you choose from tiles or carousel.  This example uses carousel.  I like the fact that all images will show as the same size in either of these layouts, so they’re not awkward looking, they’re uniform.

image gallery web part tiles carousel layout

Select each image and that’s where you can set the title, etc.  If an image has a title, it will show underneath the image, like this:

SharePoint image gallery modern web part


Microsoft’s documentation on how to use the Image Gallery web part


(Added here 5/24/2017) Pick a list from the current site, to display here.  This is just like the library web part. Settings let you choose the library, the existing view, and the size (5, 15, or 30 items).

You’ll need to create your view in your list ahead of time, so that you can select it from the View drop-down box.  If anyone wants to navigate to the full library to see more files, they can click “See all”.  Right now, managed metadata fields don’t work in here.  Also, if a user going to the page doesn’t have access to a list that you’re displaying as a web part, the whole page will pop up an access denied error.

Microsoft: How to use the List web part


Updated 7/5/2017: This is what the news web part looks like when you first insert it on a page.

SharePoint news headlines

When you click the Add news button, it’s a little confusing because it puts you on a brand new, empty page.  Type a page title, add some web parts like text, images, or anything at all.  Then, click Publish at the top right.  This creates a new page in your pages library, which automatically rolls up in your news web part.  Here, you can see that I added one page about Microsoft Teams, and it is now displayed in the web part. Also I did add one image on the new page I created, but it looks like I really should have used a square image, so that it would look a little nicer in here.  As I add pages, it fills them in all four boxes of the web part.

SharePoint news headlines web part

The web part settings let me choose a layout for my news:

More details from Microsoft.


Office 365 Video

Embed a video from your organization’s Office 365 Video portal.  It doesn’t have an easy video picker like for the documents and images, but it does give you a hyperlink in the web part properties to Go to your organization’s video portal.  Then, go to your portal, click on the video you want, and then grab the URL of it from the address bar in the browser.  Paste that in the Video address box.  In my classes, students can go in here and watch the recording of their training any time for 30 days after they take the class.  So, this web part is useful for quickly displaying everything they need on one page, so that they don’t have to separately navigate to the portal.  The only setting in the properties is Show title and video info.  Notice in this screenshot where it shows on the video, the text “SharePoint Power Users Day 1”, and all of the data under that.  You can also type a caption under the video in the web part.


Microsoft: How to use the Office 365 Video web part


(Added here 7/5/2017) This web part lets you manually add people.  There are no web part settings, just a web part where you can type in people’s names. It resolves each name and displays their photo if they have one in their profile.  You can also rename the web part (just like with all web parts), in the gray text that says People profiles, you can type anything you want, like “HR Department Contacts”.  Then, when people visit your page and click on a person, the profile info shows in a pretty little pop up box, which is good that it doesn’t navigate them away from your site.

Power BI

(Added here 3/8/2017) This web part lets you embed a Power BI report right on your page!  First, you’ll need a Power BI license, then you’ll need a published Power BI report.  Here are the steps to take, to get the report URL, to put in the web part:

  1. Pick which report you want to use.  So, so from, log in and it will take you to My Workspace.  Click the little hamburger (three lines) menu on the left, to expand out the left pane.
    Power BI Login My Workspace
  2. Go to the Reports section, and open the report you want.  Click the File menu, and choose Embed in SharePoint Online.
  3. That gives you the URL that you need, copy it to the clipboard, so that you can use it for the Power BI web part.

See below, there are a few options.  You paste in the report link, then pick a page name, and even choose the display size and whether you want the navigation or filter panes.

Power BI Modern web part

The navigation pane shows at the bottom and lets you flip between different pages of the report, like this:

Power BI report tabs navigation

Finally, the Filter Pane will let you use any page level filters that have been created in that report:

Microsoft power BI report filters

Microsoft: How to use the Power BI web part

Quick Chart

(Added here 3/8/2017) The quick chart web part is static, and is not connected to any kind of data source.  It simply shows a chart or graph based on information that you type into the web part’s settings.  You can pick a layout of column or pie, type in the names of the labels, and enter up to 12 data points.  Here you can see I typed in some information about class enrollments:

SharePoint modern page quick chart web part

Microsoft: How to use the Quick Chart web part

Quick Links

Updated 7/5/2017: Quick links are not just the old fashioned hyperlinks that you’re used to, where you have to go find the URL and all that.  This new web part is much more intuitive.  When you add quick links to the page and click the Add button, you are immediately prompted with a list of recent files and pages you’ve been working on.  You do also have the option of pasting a link in From a link.  When you click to select an item, you are prompted to type the text for the hyperlink.  You can edit the web part title directly on the page.  In this first screenshot, there are the settings for the web part. The second screenshot shows settings for one individual link that I’ve added to the web part.

Microsoft: How to use the Quick Links web part

Site Activity

Updated 7/5/2017: This web part shows the files that have been worked on recently on your site.  The only setting is to enter a number as to how many items to show at one time.

Microsoft: How to use the Site Activity web part


Microsoft Stream is the new video service as part of Office 365, that is replacing Office 365 Video. The settings let you pick a single video or a whole channel, and you can also pick a specific place within the video to start from.

Microsoft: How to use the Stream web part

Yammer Feed

For the Yammer feed, in the properties, simply paste in the URL of a Yammer group, person, topic, or home.  You can choose to display it as small, medium, or large.


Microsoft: How to use the Yammer feed web part


Ready to make the big transition, and set this new page as your site’s homepage?  Go to Site Contents, click on your Site Pages library, select the new page you created, click the ellipsis in the toolbar, and choose Make Homepage.  There are two things that have to be in place, that you may want to double check first:

  1. Your Site Pages library needs to be set to the new list experience (in library settings –>advanced settings)
  2. Your new home page has to be Published. (see the Publish button in the screenshot in the “Documents” section above)


SharePoint publish modern site pages



Watch my SharePoint Power Hour LIVE on 10/19, to see this demo…


Here’s a demo from Microsoft as well: Updates to the SharePoint app, team sites and publishing experience


  • I am amazed about .pageHeader size (height) – a lot of wasted space:(

  • Thanks for the tutorial! Have been so excited for this. I’m sure it will only improve with time and iterations. Quick question… if we want to convert our existing site home pages over to this new responsive style, what’s the best way to do that? Create a new page and then use Sharepoint Designer to set it as the site homepage? Thanks!

  • Please please please…can you tell me if you ever solved the issue that came up in your SharePoint Power Hour session 23 with getting the “new item” in a child web part to automatically include the id of the parent web part. I’ve been searching forever online and no one gives the full solution. I do have SharePoint designer and not afraid of poking around over there. I am an “accidental” programmer. 😉

  • I was writing some documentation on this just yesterday. On the MS Demo New Page Experience video there are a couple of other possibles show (beta)…eg Events, Image Gallery

  • Awesome Article as always Laura.

  • i like – how can i filtered “assignedto” to the current user? In views you can use [me] and in the modern way?

  • Ok, have see. [Me] was right, when he works with assigendto, like modified by 🙂

  • Angelica Silveira

    great information.

  • Angelica Silveira

    Hi Laura, Do the new webparts allow you to show promoted links libraries that were created on a totally different subsite?

    • No, the only (out of box) way to show promoted links from another site, or anything from another site, is to use the content search web part. But then it wouldn’t look like a promoted link.

  • So, if I still need to show a particular view of a portion of files in a document library, based on it’s metadata/filtering, how do I do that using the new UI? (i.e. the way it used to be done: addition of a web part to the page for which you can choose a particular view and, if necessary, modify it just for its use on the page) or is that impossible with the new? If it is impossible, please help me make the paradigm shift and show me how to achieve the same goal…and to be able to convince my end user who still wants to see several views of several different list/libraries brought together on one page that is easy to view/use on his android or apple phone.

  • Is the Power BI web part available on the developer tenant? If so, how can we get access to it (I only see the default 11 as part of my tenant). When will your next video be posted in regards to the Power BI webpart – looking forward to it. Thank you very much!

  • Best article I’ve read on the changes. One question though, any easy way to change that awful gray graphic at the top of the pages? MS should really have documented these better, and its a little frustrating the Publishing Site wont get the changes until next year.

  • Incredible, don’t know why they didn’t just leave it blank.

  • I’m not seeing a Document Web Part as referenced above? Where is that and how do I make it available in the site collection?
    I’m trying to show a PowerPoint presentation in a webpart where the user can navigate through the slides in the web part. EverythingI tried cannot do it. HTML Web Part with embed code, Embed code right within a snippet, a Content Web Part… They show the first slide but the navigation bar at the bottom doesn’t have any info.

    Using SharePoint Online…Any ideas?


    • Are you looking at the modern page experience in your tenant, and did you create a page in the way instructed in this blog? These web parts only exist on the new type of page.

  • Great post and the Power Hour video was very helpful. I’

    Earlier this week, I set up a modern page with the Highlighted Content web part with the card layout. Worked perfectly. Went back to the page last night and nothing was displayed. When I change the layout to list or the new carousel layout the expected files display just fine. I created a new team and tried on the site there with the same result. Has anyone else seen this?

  • You mentioned that you cannot display specific lists and libraries on the new modern pages. Do you know if that is something they plan on rolling out? If not, do they expect you to continue to use the old Page types for that?

  • I know I’m late to this party, but the lack of a list view web part is really troubling.

  • Is it possible to get the new “modern pages” in an existing SharePoint Online site? When I go to a Site Pages Library and click new, the only options are still Wiki and Web Part pages. If I go to the main SharePoint Online home, I can create a new site that has this option.

  • How does one Unpublish a news page. It appears that I have to delete the page to remove it from my news list !

  • What does the trending filter on the highlighted content do?

  • I try to add a document or an image, when I save it, I receive an error saying ‘Could not save your changes. We’re sorry, we encountered an unexpected error. Please try again, if the problem persist, please contact your administrator”.

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  • Is there a way to add another news webpart on a Team Site? I can add but it basically duplicates it

  • Manish Ranglani

    can i add custom web part in modern site view?

    • I think they’ve just released some new way to develop in SharePoint, a new framework. I’m not a dev and have no idea what that even means, but yes, soon.

  • Hi WonderLaura,

    I noticed in the first image of the article you have two things that I cannot figure out. One, how do you get site visits I did not see that as an option. Also, on the trending webpart you have actual view counts.



  • Wow this is super helpful. Went right into my Evernote file. It is also probably letting your users know about what things are lost in the new experience. For example, one thing I have struggled with is that there is no longer any way to do a tree navigation structure, for instance to navigate filtering based on a metadata field. Looks like I am not alone, not sure if Microsoft plans on adding that or not?

  • Maggan Wåhlin

    Thanks for a good tutorial, Laura. I am just surprised that you can make the Hightlighted content web part work with tokens like [Me]. Filtering by tokens does not work in my environment. I have asked the Microsoft SharePoint development team about the issue, and they say that this is not supported yet… Could you elaborate on this and explain how it is possible that this works in your tenant?



  • This is probably a stupid question, but I cannot see the latest Modern Web Parts on my share point site, No document Library or document list etc. I just have the basic set, how do you add them to your site?

  • HI Laura, I have the Site Pages option, what I do not have is the full set of Modern Web Parts available.

    I only have – Text, Image, Document, Link, Embed, Highlighted Content, Bing Maps, Image Gallery, News Headlines, News List, Office 365 Video, Power BI (Preview) Quick Chart, Quick Links, Site Activity and Yammer Feed.

    I do not have Document Library, Image Gallery or List. How do I get these Modern Web Parts?


  • Hello, very quick question! The MS site here shows there’s an ‘events’ web part. I can’t see it listed on my instance, and see it is not listed above? I was just wondering if anyone knew where it is? I’ve tried to use highlighted content, but there’s no way to only show events in the future…

    • That one hasn’t rolled out to any of my tenants yet. It’s probably on the way, so look out for it in the next couple of months.

  • Hi Laura, is it possible to hide an image in the news page, so that it is still used as the roll up image in the news web part on the modern site, but not visible in the news page?

  • Hi Laura,

    How can I display events created in Group exchange calendar on to modern page of the site?

  • Excellent Laura. Great Effort.

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  • Hi Laura. Thanks for this, it’s a great reference.
    Can you tell me where you’re seeing the “Display Map” property for the Highlight Content webpart? I’m not getting that property for any content type. (We’re on Enterprise Level 3, and I’m on pre-release). Thanks

  • Thanks. I hope they bring it back. It looks really useful (I was always annoyed that the CQWP didn’t give you OOB options to choose which fields and where to display them). Cheers 🙂

  • Thank you Laura for excellent presentation. I found possible bug from file web part. When I add excel file from the document lbrary, there is option to choose which part of the Worksheet I would like to show, all, charts or tables. However all the charts from worksheet are visible although I give a specific chart name to the name field.

  • Hi WonderLaura,
    One thing I cant find is recommend images sizes for things like the banner image, quick link images, and hero images. mine are either too big and don’t look right or to small and pixelated. Have you seen any documentation on that?
    Great post, thank you. – Sam

  • I have added a News webpart to a group page to which I have then added news items. When I use the send by email option it does not send the email to any of the recipients.
    Am I missing something?

  • Great Post! Is there a way to connect the modern web parts?

  • Thanks for the quick response. Is there a workaround, like using links to point to a list / document library view with a filter in the query string? I am not trying to get you to do my work, but I would appreciate it if you can point me in the right direction (I would prefer to not have to write code if possible). Thanks again for the quick response.

  • Understood. Thanks again for your help and quick responses!

  • Hello, I would like you to clarify a doubt, because when I installed my sharepoint server 2016 it looks exactly the same as sharepoint 2013, and therefore I do not see all the options or web parts that you take as examples. What do I have to install so that it looks like this?

  • Thank you, I already downloaded the update KB 4011049 and KB 4011127, it is a shame that in a basic installation of sharepoint server 2016 you can not get all those improvements that you present in your article, and there is no offline version of office 365. I want to thank you for the promptness of your reply, I have consulted other authors and almost never get an answer, Thank you very much, I would like to know if I have any questions about sharepoint I can appeal to you and if you have time, I can respond. A greeting.

  • Super useful reference. Thanks, Laura!

  • Great reference, very useful. I agree with the others about the size of the graphic, it would be great to be able to size it. One question, is it possible to put an email link or form to send via email to a help desk for example? If so how can it be done? Can you use Microsoft PowerApps & Flow combination to complete a form and have it emailed?

  • Hello I am using SharePoint Online and created a New Wiki Library ( called News Posts ) on my site. I added the Site Pages Content Type to News Posts ( had to activate via SP Designer ) so that the New Experience Pages could be created.

    My goal in doing this is so that I could have one Wiki Library ( Site Pages ) which would be only for the Home Page and other pages used to navigate around the site.

    The News Post page would be used for creating News Pages for display in the News web part. This would replace the use of the Blog template on the old SharePoint experience.

    I can successfully create new experience site pages in the News Posts library. But the pages save into the default Site Pages wiki library. I tried activating Publishing and the pages still go to the default page library. Do you know of any other way to redirect pages where I want them stored?



  • Hi Laura,

    I have 2 questions:
    1) I don’t see “Section Layout” on my page when I click on the “+” sign.
    2) Can an existing/custom webpart be added to the page?

  • Hi Laura,

    I have 2 questions:
    1) I can’t find the “Section Layout” when I click on the “+” sign.
    2) Can an existing/custom webpart be added to the page?

    • He MeoCon. Hope the pain has gone away from editing the section layout in the Modern Pages (how long will they call this I wonder!)
      Anyway: Having created some web-parts on your page, the extreme left side shows the frame of the section boundary, with 3 little icons; one of which is Edit Section. When you click and re-click it, the editable properties panel should appear at the r.h.s. of the screen.

  • Hi Laura

    I currently a Table of Contents web part on a site that is rowing up a list of sub-sites. Does the new page offer a way to add the Table of Contents web part on the page.

  • Great post, thanks for the updates

  • Nice post And Thanks a lot Laura !
    I have a question, my problem at the moment with Modern UI is to categoryze the pages !
    In your post and video you have given us how to categoryze documents but how to do this with page ?
    It’s really easy for user to make page but how to categoryze the page ? If yo ucreate modern UI page the page will be post under Site page library and impossible without coding(I mean modify css and page template) to add some fields with choice to “tag” the page.
    For instance, site user can create page for different category Marketing / Research / Accounting …and a second level with Policy / Guidelines / Product document …
    Do you meet this kind of problem ?

    • There isn’t a concept of categorizing pages currently. You would just manually create the hyperlinks to look like they’re categorized.

    • Page Categorization is now available:

      New feature: Custom metadata integration with modern SharePoint Online pages and news
      Stay Informed
      Published On : April 3, 2018
      We’re excited to announce the availability of custom metadata integration with modern SharePoint Online pages and news. With this change, modern pages will take advantage of custom columns added to a pages library, which will enable grouping and organization of modern pages.

      This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID: 27251.

      How does this affect me?

      For users that have been granted SharePoint Online page authoring permissions, this feature will enable them to add columns to modern SharePoint Online pages. Additionally, users will be able to add/edit the values of custom metadata columns of individual pages via pages library.

      We’ll be gradually rolling this out over the next couple of weeks, and we anticipate rollout completion by the end of May.

      What do I need to do to prepare for this change?

      There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. Please click Additional Information to learn more.

  • Great post. In the classic view I could remove the Title field and toolbar. How can I do this in the modern web parts?

    • There isn’t a setting for that, but you can just type a different name for the title, right there on the page, and I think you can just clear it out if you’d like.

  • Carsten Isak Nielsen

    Any insight or news on when MS might fix the highlighted webpart to enable enterprice search with more than one parameter for search refining? I know that you can add more today, but it works using or so it does not help to limit the search result. I see a lot of users wondering when this will be fixed like here

  • Do you know how to add existing top navigation bar in modern pages.

    • There’s this new thing called Hub Sites. I’m not sure what you’re asking, but if you want a global navigation bar, that’s where you’d do it.

  • Does the Image Gallery Carousel follow suit to a particular image size/pixel dimension as all my images appear to be vertically stretched.

  • Is there an update to the list with the newer released web parts?

  • Is there any OOTB webpart for displaying the menu in Accordion style?

  • anyone figure out how to stop Blank Events from displaying when no upcoming events are in the calendar ?

  • Thoughts on transforming Content Editor and Script Editor webparts in classical Sharepoint site pages to Modern Sharepoint Pages.

    • No, I don’t know of any reason to do that. In my experience, anything I used to do with the script editor or content editor web part, isn’t necessary anymore.

  • Can we create accordion on single line of text with tile view of document library?

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