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How to use .wsp web parts in my hosted wss3 site?

  Asked By: Nakul    Date: Sep 27    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1766

I have a hosted wss3 site. I want to add some web-parts through the
web-gui interface, but it seems only to accept .dwp web parts while the ones I
find are .wsp web parts. Can I do something to add them, or do I need to talk
my provider into doing this?



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Araceli Eaton     Answered On: Sep 27

You'll need to talk to your hosting provider  to install a .wsp solution
file. You can't do it through the web-gui.

Answer #2    Answered By: Nisarg Kapadia     Answered On: Sep 27

Are you sure, you are not able to upload .wsp files?What is the error
message you are getting?

Answer #3    Answered By: Jaferry Khan     Answered On: Sep 27

WSP files are SharePoint Solution packages and must be installed by a Farm
administrator using a command line. They can't be uploaded in SharePoint

Answer #4    Answered By: Davin Knapp     Answered On: Sep 27

I just discovered that my hosting provider  doesn't allow 3rd
party web  parts unless you upgrade the hosting plan. What a bother! You just
cannot foresee all the problems until you actually enter into a project!

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