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I've had several clients now that really hate the default look and feel of the basic Sharepoint page. To the point that they have me strip out everything, and reconfigure just a few zones and whatnot....

My current client even wanted me to remove the “Modify Shared Page” link. This left me with an interesting question.... If I remove that tag, how can I add web parts easily? Sure I can open the page in Frontpage, but we wanted a simpler approach. “Have your cake and eat it too“ comes to mind....

Is this even possible, some might wonder? Well it is, via querystring options on the command line:

Add Web Parts/Browse   ToolPaneView=2
Add Web Parts/Search   ToolPaneView=3
Edit Mode   mode=edit
View Mode   mode=view
Shared Mode   PageView=Shared
Personal Mode   PageView=Personal

So for example, say you wanted to edit the Shared view of the default page:
default.aspx?mode=edit&PageView=Shared

Say you wanted to Browse web parts and add them to your Personal view:
default.aspx?ToolPaneView=2&PageView=Personal

You can mix and match, and the order of the options do not matter....
Hope this helps
-Andy

Posted on Friday, February 27, 2004 1:18 PM | Back to top


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I have the same situation as you've mentioned. How is it that you are able to get the zones to display and web part gallery? I'm using SPS2003 and it doesn't seem to be affecting it?

Thanks Much.
Left by NJC on Jun 12, 2004 6:10 PM

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