Delete Multiple Web Parts From a SharePoint Page

13 June, 2009 · less than a minute to read

Delete Multiple Web Parts From a SharePoint Page

If you ever need to quickly delete multiple web parts from a SharePoint page, there’s a quick and easy way.

Just add ?contents=1 to the end of the url, directly after the .aspx. If there’s already a query string there (the bit after the ?) then delete it and replace with contents=1.

For example to delete multiple web parts from http://cmis/sites/mis/default.aspx use http://cmis/sites/mis/default.aspx?contents=1.

You can then select multiple web parts and hit delete to get rid of them all at once.

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This is also useful for getting rid of web parts which cause fatal errors on the page and closed web parts.

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Written by Richard Willis

Managing Director / Founder

Richard started SalamanderSoft in 2007 after a successful career as a software developer. Wanting to start his own company and with experience in integrating school systems he set out to build the best integration system for schools and to exceed customer expectations. He starting out on his own, doing all the coding, support and sales until finally the growing number of customers meant he needed to start growing the team. He is still heavily involved in coding the core Integration Suite product in addition to running the company and being the first point of contact for prospective customers.

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