Web Parts – Site Aggregator Web Part

I thought I’d start up a reference list for each of the web parts that come OTB from MOSS 2007 as I investigate them for the project I’m currently working on. First one – Site Aggregator Web Part.

The site aggregator web part is actually a pretty simple web part – put it on a page and it can display all objects (images, documents, forms, excel spreadsheets) that have been added to any SharePoint site belonging to the same site collection as the one that the web part is deployed upon.

To configure it, you just enter the URL of the site that you want to display all the documents from, then give the link a name – this name then shows up as the name of the tab you click on to display the content from that site, so make it intuitive, eh! 🙂

So… under "Sites", click on the "New Sites Tab" – Enter in the URL and the tab name, then click Create.

New tab created, check!

To do: Save the world 🙂

Couple of tips – you can’t edit a tab you’ve already created… and you can’t move the tabs around… and they are not sorted alphabetically… hmmm, best advice is to make sure the one you’ve just done is complete before moving onto the next tab.

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About Brad Saide

I'm a SharePoint consultant. I'm also slowly going bald, seem to have a permanent spare tyre around my waist and enjoy socialising with friends over a beer or 10. The last 2 may possibly be related. Started working with SharePoint when the first version was in limited beta release (participated in the Technology Adoption Program while at Woolworths) and have been committed to the adoption of the technology as a business enabler ever since.
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6 Responses to Web Parts – Site Aggregator Web Part

  1. dukhiz says:

    Hi, Your information was very useful. Can you help me with how can i make sites in the site aggregator web part to be displayed within the same page rather than opening in a new browser.

  2. Gavin says:

    Any idea how to make the web part occupy the whole vertical page?  Mine seems to be cut off at about 250 pixels or so.

  3. Unknown says:

    If you need to move the tabs around, hide them all. Then on the sites menu, click them in the order that you want them to put them back on the toolbar.

  4. Pingback: Site Aggregator in SharePoint « tried…. It worked….. :)

  5. Chris says:

    Hello,
    Is it possible to aggregate elements of different lists of a same site trough this webpart ?

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