Sharepoint 2010 offers two methods for adding web parts to your site: activating the Search Server Web Part feature and manually adding web parts to the web part gallery.
To activate the Search Server Web Part feature, navigate to your Sharepoint Server 2010 and follow the steps to enable this functionality. This will grant you access to a selection of pre-existing web parts that can enhance the capabilities of your Sharepoint site.
If you prefer a more hands-on approach, you can manually add web parts to the web part gallery. Create a site collection using the Enterprise Search Center template, then download the desired web part files. Finally, upload these files to the web part gallery, making them available for use in your Sharepoint site.
By utilizing either of these methods, you can easily enhance the functionality of your Sharepoint 2010 site by adding web parts tailored to your specific needs.
Activating the Search Server Web Part Feature
To activate the Search Server Web Part feature in SharePoint 2010, follow these steps:
- Open your SharePoint site and navigate to the Site Actions menu.
- Select Site Settings from the drop-down menu.
- In the Site Collection Administration section, click on the Site Collection Features option.
- Scroll through the list of features and locate the Search Server Web Parts feature.
- Click on the Activate button to enable the feature.
Once the Search Server Web Parts feature is activated, you will have access to a variety of pre-existing web parts that are available in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 for Search. These web parts can be used to enhance the functionality and user experience of your SharePoint site.
Table: Available Web Parts
|Provides a search box for users to enter search queries.
|Search Core Results
|Displays the search results based on the user’s input.
|Enables pagination for search results.
|Search Action Links
|Displays links that allow users to refine their search results.
By activating the Search Server Web Part feature and utilizing these web parts, you can enhance the search functionality of your SharePoint site and provide a more seamless user experience for your visitors.
Manually Adding Web Parts to the Web Part Gallery
If you prefer to manually add web parts to the web part gallery in SharePoint 2010, follow these instructions to get started. This method allows you to have full control over the web parts you want to add and customize them according to your site’s needs.
First, create a site collection using the Enterprise Search Center template. This template provides a dedicated space for managing search-related features, including the web part gallery.
Once you have created the site collection, you can proceed to download the web part files that you want to add. These files can be obtained from reliable sources or developed internally based on specific requirements.
After downloading the web part files, navigate to the web part gallery within your SharePoint site. Upload the web part files to the gallery using the provided interface. This will make the web parts available for use within your upgraded site collection.
By following these steps, you can easily add custom web parts to the web part gallery in SharePoint 2010. This gives you the flexibility to enhance the functionality and usability of your site, catering to the unique needs of your organization and users.