Tag Archives: administration

Solution: “This web site has been configured to disallow page editing with SharePoint Designer.”

Solution: “This web site has been configured to disallow page editing with SharePoint Designer.”

There are three possible causes I’m aware of that you should check if you receive this message: Central admin settings not configured properly Site collection settings not configured properly You’re using a Project Web App (PWA) site template and can only fix this on SharePoint Server I’ll cover the solutions for each in the same […]

Import a synonym thesaurus to improve search in SharePoint server

Import a synonym thesaurus to improve search in SharePoint server

Health care or healthcare? Doctor or physician? Emergency room or ER? No matter which terms, spellings or abbreviations a SharePoint search user uses, they’re searching for something specific. By utilizing a simple thesaurus, we can make sure that a user searching for “ER” also gets results that include “emergency room.” How to create a thesaurus […]

SharePoint’s Content Query Web Part (CQWP) is missing!

SharePoint’s Content Query Web Part (CQWP) is missing!

Applies to: SharePoint Server/on-prem I love SharePoint’s Content Query Web Part (CQWP) – but if you’re missing a feature in your site collection(s), you may not have it! Luckily you can get it back in just four clicks. Go to Site Settings Click “Site Collection Features” under “Site Collection Administration” (Note: Must have full control […]

Why and when you should be using relative links in SharePoint

Why and when you should be using relative links in SharePoint

Consider either of these scenarios: Re-branding/Restructuring/Renaming Your organization and its departments are re-structuring and changing names Your IT department and content strategists decide on a new naming convention that affects your site names and URLs to access those sites OR you’re changing from http to https You have hundreds (thousands?) of documents, links, content queries […]

Change a SharePoint subsite name and URL

Change a SharePoint subsite name and URL

Sometimes “Marketing” becomes “Communication” or you’ve changed a site URL naming convention so that instead of “sharepoint.mycompany.com/marketing” you’ll be shortening all department sites to something like “sharepoint.mycompany.com/mark”. Follow these steps to change the name and URL for a SharePoint subsite. Note: If you’re trying to change the URL for a top-level site (site collection level), […]