Delete Multiple Web Parts From a SharePoint Page

13 June, 2009

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.

Richard Willis

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