Creating Content Rollups with SharePoint WCM
What’s In This Chapter
1. Understanding SharePoint Rollups
2. Working with the Content Query Web Part (CQWP)
3. Configuring and using the Content Search Web Part (CSWP)
4. Creating and Applying Display Templates
Much of this book has focused on the specific ways to customize the look and feel of a SharePoint site. For branding and designing in SharePoint, master pages, CSS, and page layouts are usually the first things that someone thinks about. However, to implement a custom design means that in many instances you have to also consider how to style some of the functional areas of the site. This chapter discusses the basics of creating one of the most common functional areas that SharePoint branders and designers will encounter—rolling up and styling content with SharePoint WCM Web Parts.
An Introduction to Rollups in SharePoint
Chapter 4, “Planning for Branding,” talks about creating an information architecture, taxonomy, wire frames, and realistic design comps. That process should be fairly technology-agnostic and similar to designing almost any type of site. Some SharePoint specifics are discussed, but for the most part that process should be fairly common to any design project. The chapters following Chapter 4 walk you through the various techniques required to create the major elements of your design within SharePoint, which to this point have been mostly static. This chapter discusses how to customize the rollup Web Parts that ...