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SharePoint 2007: The Definitive Guide by Christopher J. Regan, Piotr Prussak, Christopher Pragash, Joris Poelmans, Nilesh Mehta, Jason Medero, Michael Lotter, Murray Gordon, Bob Fox, Christopher M. Buechler, James Pyles

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Customize a Web Part Page

Once you have selected the content type for your Web Part page, you can customize it in a variety of ways.

Edit the Web Part Page Title Bar

The title bar of a Web Part page includes a logo image, the name of the page or site, a caption, and a description. The default content for these elements will have to be changed in order for this page to reflect your particular team, department, or site:

  1. On the Web Part page, click Site Actions and select Edit Page from the menu.

  2. Click on Edit Title Bar Properties.

  3. Edit the Title, Caption, and Description fields by typing in the desired text.

  4. Replace the default image URL in the URL field with the URL to your corporate or department logo.

    Tip

    Typically, all of your site's images are stored in a SharePoint image library. You can then use an Image Web Part to hotlink to the location of the image using the image's URL. See Chapter 13 for more information.

  5. If you don't want to require authentication for users to access the site, you can enable anonymous access with the Authentication button.

  6. Click OK to save your changes, as illustrated in Figure 8-3.

    Tip

    Clicking Apply instead of OK saves the changes but continues to display the toolbar. Click OK to finish and return to the normal page view.

Add a Web Part

After you've modified the Web Part page title bar, you will want to customize the Web Part page by adding specific Web Parts. When you begin accessing Web Parts, the Web Part page will enter Edit View, which will show the underlying ...

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