I don’t blog about Microsoft SharePoint much. (SharePoint 2003 is the technology behind the University of Lincoln’s Portal system.) But here’s a useful tip I’ve found: sometimes, when I’m editing a SharePoint Content Editor web part using the HTML source editor, I make a mistake – this tends to completely freeze the Portal site, and I often can’t even get back into the source editor to correct my mistake.
When this happens, I use a special SharePoint “Manage Web Part” page which lists all the web parts in that site. I can then delete the offending web part containing my botched code, and start again.
For a Portal site with the URL:
The shared “Manage Web Part” page can be accessed at:
It’s a useful hack. SharePoint 2003 says: “Use this page to close Web Parts on your page, restore defaults to Web Parts, or delete Web Parts from your page. The following Web Parts are on your page. To modify the page, select one or more Web Parts and then select an action.“