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  Asked By: Alisha    Date: Dec 22    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 3055

How do I get the standard RSS Viewer web part to be visible in a site
collection? It's in mysite by default.



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Selena Glenn     Answered On: Dec 22

We have a problem with the RSS Viewer not being available on sites
migrated from SPS2003, but it's always there for new sites. My
current theory is that the WSSv3 sites are somehow not properly
associated with the portal, RSS Viewer comes with MOSS, not WSSv3. I
thought that activating the "Office SharePoint Server Standard Site"
features would do it but it didn't help. That feature isn't active on
MySites as well.

Let me know what you find.

Answer #2    Answered By: Christian Waters     Answered On: Dec 22

The problem with migrated sites is that the top-level site's Web Part
gallery will continue to have all the non-list Web Parts that were in it
when the site was originally created. So, no new Web Parts will show on
migrated sites unless you create/install/activate a Module Feature for
those site collections.

Answer #3    Answered By: Virendar Bahudur     Answered On: Dec 22

I figured it out. I was looking at Site Features, but should have
been looking at Site Collection Features. Once I activated the
"Office SharePoint Server Standard Site Collection" feature for the
site collection, the RSS Viewer appeared.

Answer #4    Answered By: Alisha Itagi     Answered On: Dec 22

Apparently, if a feature is depending on another feature
starting, then the dependent feature will be hidden in the Activation
Screen. So, in theory, if the RSS Viewer feature was not a dependent
feature, then it would have appeared separately in the UI as a feature
that could have been activated individually. But since it is a
depended-upon feature of the Office Server Standard Site collection
feature, it automatically activates when you activate the Office Server
Standard Site Collection feature.

Answer #5    Answered By: Elisabeth Walsh     Answered On: Dec 22

Good explanation of Feature ActivationDependency. Hiding a Feature is
just a property of the Feature.xml header file. But, it looks like
Eugene was looking on the Site Feature management screen rather than the
Site Collection Feature management screen.

There are four scopes for Features: Farm, Web Application, Site
Collection, and Site. Each has its own separate management screen.

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