Archive | November 2012

Drag and Drop (Add) Web Parts in SharePoint 2010

One of the things that I’ve heard people complain over the years after the release of SharePoint 2010 is the disappearance of Drag & Drop web parts capability. This feature was useful because it allowed the page designer to add as many web parts on a page without having to click add and repeating the process all over again.

This feature is available on SharePoint 2010 with a little manipulation of the site URL of the page that you want to modify by adding the “?toolpaneview=2”

If your URL is

http://mysharepointsite/pages/default.aspx

replace it with

http://mysharepointsite/pages/?toolpaneview=2

By making this small change, the “Add Web Parts” zone is displayed on the right hand side of the page similar to what was available in SharePoint 2007 and WSS 3.0 and from here on you can happily drag and drop.

Thanks & Enjoy!! 🙂

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