Is it possible to change the Title of the List View WebPart (Title property under Appearance) using JSLink i.e using overrideCtx properties? At present, I am modifying the Title using $('span:contains("<Title>")').html("<New Title>") but the styling is not retained (for both preRender and postRender method).

  • Did you add jQuery before running this script? You might also check whether you should run it on document.ready Commented Dec 24, 2015 at 14:42

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According to the HTML of WebPart Title, your jQuery should not work. HTML of WebPart Title looks like.

<span title="Project List" id="WebPartTitleWPQ3" class="js-webpart-titleCell">
 <h2 style="text-align:justify;" class="ms-webpart-titleText">
   <a accesskey="W" href="/Projects/Lists/Project%20List">
      <span>Project List</span>
      <span id="WebPartCaptionWPQ3"></span>

So now you can try something like following as it worked for me. As you want to use overrideCtx properties, so the code should go under OnPostRender

 OnPostRender: function(ctx) { 
        $('.ms-webpart-titleText a span:contains("Project List")').text("new title");
  • Thanks, but the jQuery code $('span:contains("<Title>")').html("<New Title>") is working as it will find the <span>Project List</span> and replace the text. The problem with this approach is that the text will lose all its styling. I was wondering if we can use any of the "ctx" properties. Commented Dec 24, 2015 at 15:40
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    Did you try my code? I did not lose anything. ` $('span:contains("<Title>")').html("<New Title>")` this selector is not valid. Use mine $('.ms-webpart-titleText a span:contains("Project List")'). Commented Dec 24, 2015 at 15:43
  • Yep. you are right. The styling is intact when using your code. Thanks. Just wondering if there is no property of ctx which i can use? Commented Dec 24, 2015 at 16:00
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    No, CSR governs the contents of the webpart, not the webpart itself Commented Dec 24, 2015 at 16:06
  • if you had used $('element').text() instead of $(element).html() and selected the inner most node containing the title text you would also not have altered the styling
    – John-M
    Commented Dec 24, 2015 at 18:44

For targetting individual WebParts on one screen, and without jQuery

document.querySelector(["#WebPartTitleWPQ2 nobr>span"]).innerHTML="New Title"

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