SharePoint Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for SharePoint enthusiasts. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have a created a blog sub site in SP, which have a posts list with preview of each post as shown below (got the image from other site):

Initial Blog View

However due to my butter fingers, i have accidentally removed the post list web part. Hence I attempt to add it back. Now the post list appears as follows, each post doesn't have the preview anymore:

After Adding Back Post List View

How do i revert back to the initial view where the posts list will display the preview of each post without using Sharepoint Designer (I have no rights to install designer)?

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Try with this:

  1. Edit your page (where your default view is broken)
  2. Add new webpart
  3. Select the posts list from section "Lists and Libraries"
  4. Once the webpart has been added change the selected view to summary view.

If that doesn't work try to reset the blog to site definition with powershell

    $web = Get-SPWeb "http://your-blog-site"
    $DebugPreferences = "Continue"
    Write-host "Resetting all pages in site ($web.Url))."

Good Luck!

share|improve this answer
Thanks Alvmad! I got it back – Esoup Edwin Ang Jul 23 '13 at 7:40

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.