How can I apply template changes to existing page

BORAH LEE asked on February 23, 2016 07:46

I have a page template and many pages using the template. And I added a new widget on the template and can see this on design tab of existing pages but not on the pages tab or preview of it. Is there any way update all existing pages with modified template?

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Petar Kozjak answered on February 23, 2016 15:01


is Widget zone type set to: Customization by page editor?

Also why not use Web part?

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David te Kloese answered on February 23, 2016 22:41

Hi Borah,

You can set widgets on the Design tab, however its intended for usage on the Page tab. If you place it on the Design tab it will become a sort of 'default' widget. This will work if you use it on a new page or if you haven't adjusted any widgets on the page tab. But as soon as you adjust a widget on a page that page will get its own definition of the widgets. Its stored in an XML field so adding it via SQL won't be easy.

You could use the reset webpart but this will reset the whole page tab and has to be manually done for each page.

If your sure all pages can be reset to the default you could clear it for all pages using that template. Otherwise try it with webparts as Petar suggested.


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