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  Asked By: Stevie    Date: Jul 23    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1176

I would like to add a web part to the Sites Directory Page (summary.aspx). I would like to add the grouped listing part, I open it in Front Page and then I can add the part but there is no way for me to associate an area with it. Is there a way that I can associate what Portal Listings list the grouped by web part is to be associated with. With other areas it’s not a problem because you can edit the pages in the browser. I didn’t think that there was a way to edit the summary page for a sites directory in the browser?



11 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Brooks Bond     Answered On: Jul 23

To my knowledge, there is no way to associate  individual listings  with particular grouped  listings web  parts other than ensuring the listing  appears on the area  in which you want it grouped. Does this make sense?

Answer #2    Answered By: Gregg Wilkinson     Answered On: Jul 23

Yes, but when you add  a grouped  listing web  part to a page  you can select the area  that it displays the listings  for. When I add the grouped listing  web part  to the sites  directory page, there is no way to tell it what area’s listings I want to display. I have all of the items I want in one Portal Listing, I just have no way of putting a web part on the page to display them

Answer #3    Answered By: Darrel Sexton     Answered On: Jul 23

Try the instructions given in Todd's blog here: mindsharpblogs.com/.../285.aspx .. that should allow you to get into edit  mode through the browser  to that page, where you can then edit the grouped  listing webpart like you normally would.

Answer #4    Answered By: Tory Sellers     Answered On: Jul 23

I guess I’m not understanding – adding a group listing web  part to a site directory?

I think my answer still holds – a grouped  listing web part  on one area  cannot display the listings  assigned to a different area.

Am I missing something?

Answer #5    Answered By: Agustin Miranda     Answered On: Jul 23

I think Jennifer you are on about using the add  Listing. You can select the area  location the listing  should appear.
Depending on the items on the page  you could select the options of a document for example and then add it as a listing and select the area location in which it will appear.

Answer #6    Answered By: Arron Middleton     Answered On: Jul 23

You can change the property for current area  override (first option in properties pane) and select any area in the portal  and it will display the listings  from that area. It is a property that can only be changed via the browser  and not in Front Page.

Answer #7    Answered By: Vance Hardin     Answered On: Jul 23

I am a new user to SharePoint and i am working on setting up a team knowldege management site. I would like to have your expertise help me.

First of all, i would like to know if I can add  a logo to the site home page.

Answer #8    Answered By: Kareem Flynn     Answered On: Jul 23

This page  appears to not be setup like other web  part pages. It does not have any zones setup so you can't make changes to it at all through the browser. If you added the webpart through FrontPage, I would also create a webpart zone in FrontPage to drop the grouped  Listings webpart into. Then you can go to the site directory  and click the edit  page link to modify the grouped listings  webpart.

Answer #9    Answered By: Tyron Calderon     Answered On: Jul 23

There are actually four WebPartZones on the Sites Area: Top Zone, Middle
Left Zone, Middle Right Zone, and Bottom Zone. Bottom Zone isn't used at
all on the default page. There just isn't a "Modify Shared Page" server
control included on this page  and all the Zones have their Frame State
set to None and changes in FrontPage do not effect it. Perhaps you could
alter the direct mode page, I don't remember. Anyway, I'm not sure why
MS doesn't want us to edit  the web  Parts on this page. Anyone want to
venture a guess?

At any rate, one approach to alter this page would be to change the
WebPartZone's AllowPersonalization="true" and FrameType="Standard" in
the underlying direct-mode page at:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server
Then manipulate the page in the browser. When finished, change the zone
properties in the direct-mode page back.

You could also edit the page using FrontPage. Include the Ghost Hunter
WebPart in a new temporary zone after the Bottom Zone. That new zone
will then go away when the page is reset so that the page can be
reghosted after you've made all your changes. When you are all finished,
reghost the page using the Ghost Hunter in the browser  which will delete
the temporary zone that the ghost Hunter Web part  was in; WSS with
orphan the Web Part in the Page Gallery but at least you will have your
changes on a ghosted page.

Answer #10    Answered By: Irvin Foley     Answered On: Jul 23

The easiest way is to use the Image web  Part that is placed onto the
page by default. Login as a Web Designer or Administrator, click on
Modify Shared page  in the top right corner and choose Design this Page.
Then click on the down arrow in the top right corner of the Image Web
Part (it initially has a Windows SharePoint Services logo in it) and
choose Modify Shared Web Part. In the image link textbox type in an http
address to your logo. If you don't know where to put your image, save it
to the following directory:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server

Then use a URL similar to this:

Answer #11    Answered By: Deonte Stein     Answered On: Jul 23

The grouped  Listings Web Part can also roll up n levels of child Area
listings including its own (optional) grouped by several different
built-in groups. Hence the name, Grouped listings  Web Part. I really
need to do a blog post about this Web Part. It has so much underutilized
capability that isn't obvious to the casual user.

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