Sharepoint Web Parts Explained

Many people want to learn about the SharePoint Web Parts. It is very important for you to learn more about these items. Web Parts are considered as the basic building blocks for pages on the SharePoint sites. These parts are very useful to help you customize the SharePoint page.

When you use these parts, you can display the business data or content from many different sources easily. You are able to use the Web Parts for displaying some important information from some external sources, including news sites and RSS feeds. You can find more than 15 different Web Parts that are included in your SharePoint application.

In general, the Web Parts can be categorized into several categories, including Documents, Content Rollup, Lists and Libraries, Forms, People, Media, and Content. You are able to choose the right Web Parts that are suitable for your needs. This article is going to give some important information about some categories of these web parts. It is important for you to take a look at this information, especially if you are planning to use the Web Parts in your SharePoint application. Different Web Parts have their own functions and abilities. Here are some common SharePoint Web Parts that you can use easily.

1. List and Libraries

All web parts from this category are created to facilitate the communication and collaboration among all team members. There are several important features that can be found in these web parts, including links, calendar, announcement, site image web parts, and some other items. You can also find a shared library, task list, team discussion list, and some other lists in this category.

2. Content Rollup

This is another common category that you can find in your SharePoint application. All web parts in this category are very useful to display dynamic content on your page. Picture library slideshow and XML viewer are two most common web parts in this category.

3. Documents

The relevant document is the only web part that can be categorized in this category. This part is going to display all important documents from many different libraries. You are able to check all documents that are created, modified, or checked by the current users.

4. Forms

This category also has one web part. It is called as the HTML Form Web Part. It is very useful to help you connect some form controls with other web parts. This web part plays an important role in your page.

5. Media and Content

All Web Parts in this category are important to display images, text, video, and some other media files on a page. Content Editor, Image Viewer, Page Viewer, and Silverlight are the most common Web Parts that can be found in this category. When you are planning to display some media files, you should use these Web Parts.

6. People

There are two main Web Parts that can be classified into this category. These parts are able to allow you to provide all information about the users in your organization. Site Users and User Tasks are two common SharePoint Web Parts that you can find in this category.

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Marissa Hart is the Lead Author & Editor ShareMe. ShareMe is a blog focused on SharePoint Online. SharePoint Online delivers the powerful features of SharePoint without the associated overhead of managing the infrastructure.