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What I want is to display a list of recently added/released documents to my document library on my team site (ootb). I don't want to create a view in the document library, I just want people who visit a page of the subsite to be able to get a sense of what new documents have been uploaded without having to visit the document library.

I've seen similar questions asked before, but the answer always seems to be "create a view," which I have already done.

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    Have you tried adding the Document Library as a webpart on the homepage of subsite?
    – AmitWiki
    Apr 26 '16 at 20:24
  • How do I do that? I am very new to SharePoint, so I have a basic understanding of how things work but my knowledge is limited
    – hoffie4
    Apr 26 '16 at 21:43
  • Your suggestion worked and is exactly what I was looking for. The site admin. had added a completely new Document Library list as a web part, which threw me off because I was trying to figure out why the two weren't linked. Once I deleted that and added a new one, it was clear that it was exactly what I was looking for.
    – hoffie4
    Apr 27 '16 at 0:24
  • Heads up for other newbies by the way, you may run into disappearing web parts like I did. Reference this website if you do: sharepoint.hannahswain.eu/2013/04/23/…
    – hoffie4
    Apr 27 '16 at 0:25
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Another option could be a content query web part. You can configure the web part to get documents from your library and apply condition to show recently modified documents. You can point web part to a document library in parent site or even in sub site. This web part is also OOTB web part.

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  • could a content query web part be configured with a condition to only show recently published document? I modify drafts often, so I only want to show major revisions
    – hoffie4
    Apr 27 '16 at 16:04

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