WCM tip #19: Use Content Search Web Part for content aggregations when working with Friendly URLs

If you are using Friendly URLs in your website you must use Content Search Web Part to build content aggregations. One of the new capabilities of SharePoint 2013 for public-facing websites is Managed Navigation. Managed Navigation allows you to specify one or more Friendly URLs for each of the navigation

Wrapping the contents of a Content Query Web Part in additional markup

When building content aggregations using the Content Query Web Part (CQWP) there are often situations when you need to wrap the results of the aggregation in some additional markup. Find out how to wrap the contents of a CQWP in additional markup. Building content aggregations with the CQWP You can

Optimizing the output of the Content Query Web Part

Content Query Web Part is one of the most powerful Web Parts provided with the SharePoint 2010 platform. To support all of its functionality however, it produces some additional HTML markup that you might not need in your website. Find out how to get more control of the output of

Inconvenient Content Query Web Part slots and CQWP’s extensibility

SharePoint 2010 Content Query Web Parts ships with the Slots capability which simplifies working with custom Item Styles. Unfortunately it turns out that Slots may be broken when working with extended CQWPs. So what is the problem exactly and, what’s more important, how can you solve it? Slots – and

Creating better RSS feeds with SharePoint 2010 Content Query Web Part

Content Query Web Part (CQWP) allows you to easily create RSS feeds for your content. With SharePoint 2010 it became even easier as you can use slots to map your fields to RSS fields. There are however a few things you should keep in mind to get the most out