Manage Webparts on WSS & MOSS … the easy way

Suppose you’ve run into a situation with a hidden “site actions” menu for some reason, and you want to modify the webparts on a webpart page… what would you do?

In this short & quick article i’ll show you a shortcut way to manage webparts in your MOSS site, with the use of URL query strings and parameters.

To open the Design Bar – Useful for pages in the Pages Library

To turn on Web Part Zone Editing

To Correct or Remove Misbehaving Web Parts

To Open the Page in Web Part Design Mode, or to add/browse webparts

To Open the Search Web Part Zone, or to add/search webparts

in addition, you could pass a second parameter to specify the pageview mode

Example(1) – if you wanted to edit the Shared view of the default page:

Example(2) – if you wanted to Browse web parts and add them to your Personal view:

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