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Is there a way to create a web part in SharePoint 2013 to avoid having to recreate the same web part to apply to different pages?

Issue: I created a content web part that had taken me a long time to do. Now, I have to apply it to a lot of pages. I was thinking the best way to do is by creating a web part that would be available in the list of web parts to choose from.

Is this the best way to go about doing this? Or, is there a easier solution?

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If you did create it as a content editor web part, then you should be able to export it. Once exported, It can be uploaded to the web part gallery and then used in many places.

  • Thank you @Eric Alexander. How do you export it? – SharePoint Lady Aug 13 '15 at 13:09
  • If you go into edit mode on the page, the little ellipsis or dropdown arrow in the upper right of the web part, there should be an option to Export. – Eric Alexander Aug 13 '15 at 13:26
  • Is the only way to upload the web part to the gallery by using Designer? Thanks again – SharePoint Lady Aug 13 '15 at 15:05
  • it should be available in Site Settings, Web Part Gallery. – Eric Alexander Aug 13 '15 at 16:08

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