I need to display all the website from a given web application (sites.inside.ml) to users. Are the following steps correct?

  1. Create a page
  2. Drop a CEWP (content editor web part)
  3. Create a jQuery based code to bring back all the sites from a given web app with links to it.

Is there a better way?

  • seems perfect to me! – Atish Dipongkor - MVP Jan 28 '16 at 17:51
  • Is there any ready made jQuery for this so I am not re-inventing the wheel? – Lyndah Pizarro Jan 28 '16 at 17:52
  • 2
    then you should ask for the ready made thing! Unfortunately it is not the right place of it! – Atish Dipongkor - MVP Jan 28 '16 at 17:55
  • use the content search web part. no need to write code then – Akhoy Jan 29 '16 at 6:30

You are in the right path. Use the search REST API. The below code from this post should get you started.

    <button id='btnGetSites'>Get Sites</button>

<div id='list'>

<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.11.1/jquery.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script type='text/javascript'>

    var siteUrl = _spPageContextInfo.siteAbsoluteUrl;
    var url = siteUrl + "/_api/search/query?querytext='(contentclass:STS_Site OR contentclass:STS_Web)'";

            method: 'GET',
            url: url,
            dataType: 'json',
            success: success,
            error: error

        function success(data){
            var html = '';

            $.each(data.PrimaryQueryResult.RelevantResults.Table.Rows, function(index, row){                
                var title = '';
                var url = '';
                $.each(row.Cells, function(i, obj){             
                    if(obj.Key === 'Title'){
                        html += obj.Value; 
                    else if(obj.Key === 'Path'){
                        html += ": " + obj.Value + "<br/>";

        function error(err){
        return false;


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  • This code is partial solution. It requires custom VS code. – Lyndah Pizarro Jan 28 '16 at 19:25
  • For what purpose do you need custom VS code? – Shashank Karam Jan 28 '16 at 19:31

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