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How do I add a Post web part to a page?

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  • SharePoint Foundation 2010

    I'd like to add a Post (blog) web part to our team site page. However, when I go to Insert Web Parts, the Post web part is not there. Why is the Post web part not available and how do I add it?

    Thank you in advance,

    JP

    Sunday, July 21, 2013 3:37 PM

Answers

  • Thank you for your replies Alex. I suppose having a blog site in a sub site is a viable alternative. Ideally, it would be much better to have the ability to add a Post web part to any site page but unfortunately this doesn't seem to be possible, at least with with SharePoint Foundation 2010.

    Thanks again.

    • Marked as answer by Jorge Padron Sunday, July 21, 2013 11:39 PM
    Sunday, July 21, 2013 11:33 PM

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  • I believe you need the publishing features to be enabled for blog web parts, that's not a default feature on team sites, does that help?
    Sunday, July 21, 2013 9:54 PM
  • I believe you need the publishing features to be enabled for blog web parts, that's not a default feature on team sites, does that help?

    Alex, I am confused because my top site, which is a Team Site does not have a Publishing feature (see screenshot). Could it be because I am using SharePoint "Foundation" 2010 and not "Server"? I don't understand because I am able to create a Blog sub-site with SharePoint Foundation, which contains a Post web part. However, I cannot find a Post web part to insert on my Team Site.

    Sunday, July 21, 2013 10:27 PM
  • That's a good point well made, as you said you're using Foundation and publishing features only come in Standard. Publishing is irrelevant.

    However blogs are part of Foundation as seen here: http://sharepointpolice.com/blog/2010/05/03/sharepoint-2010-feature-comparison-sharepoint-foundation-2010-vs-sharepoint-2010-standardenterprise/

    Doing a bit more reading it's not an easy fix, the Blog site template has a lot of wiring behind the scenes so it seems those web parts are not easily available. Is creating a blog sub site a viable alternative?

    http://zieglers.wordpress.com/2009/03/05/add-blog-posts-web-part-to-team-site-page/

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/d3db819b-c688-4308-bba3-eba17c93838e/how-to-add-blog-posts-webpart-to-the-team-site-in-sharepoint-2010


    Sunday, July 21, 2013 10:47 PM
  • Thank you for your replies Alex. I suppose having a blog site in a sub site is a viable alternative. Ideally, it would be much better to have the ability to add a Post web part to any site page but unfortunately this doesn't seem to be possible, at least with with SharePoint Foundation 2010.

    Thanks again.

    • Marked as answer by Jorge Padron Sunday, July 21, 2013 11:39 PM
    Sunday, July 21, 2013 11:33 PM