Is it possible to add a List View Web Part to a custom page layout that is configurable through SharePoint the same way a normal list view web part is configurable? What I mean by configurable, is being able to set the View for the list, edit the view, etc, when a user edits the page through SP UI.
I am only seeing examples to add XsltListViewWebPart which does not appear to meet what I'm looking for.
http://sharepoint-community.net/profiles/blogs/office-365-sharepoint-online-provision-a-publishing-page-with-the This person describes a method of adding a web part through the Elements file, and including a View element, which is interesting and could lead to a solution. However, using his exact example (re-config'd to use a list in my site) nothing ever appears in the page layout.
How to add a XSLT List View Web Part into a Page Layout This example shows how to add an XsltListViewWebPart through the Page Layout's ASPX markup. Using this method, the list view does show up and it looks fine, however, the webpart is not editable at all, even when adding an AllowEdit=True attribute. On top of that, it appears very buggy, not allowing me to add more web parts into its web part zone.