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I am trying to add an announcement section to every site/sub site in our site collection. It will be the same announcement page so everyone sees the same announcements. I can go to the site where I made the announcements (our home page) and edit page > insert web part and the announcement list is there, but when I go to a sub site or other site within the collection, it is not in the web parts. I can make web pages and all the home page web apps are there including my announcement list.

I have exported the web part and imported it into the web parts gallery and it is there but it does not work. I have also used designer to do it (instructions at link). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TntwRm78b_4 This video is of SharePoint 2010 and I have 2013. Does anyone know how to do this?

Error message Cannot import this Web Part

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We used a content search web part which allows you to search the entire web app and show contents. You just need to add a content search web part and configure the search to only search your list which is I'm assuming at the root level site collection.

  • I have also heard you could add the URL under Content Query in Content Rollup. For example: Lists/Announcements. But i have SharePoint Foundation 2013 and I do not have those options. I have put the URL in other Web parts to check and it brings up the page, but I do not have the right web parts. Thanks for responding. – Aurora B Jan 19 '17 at 13:52
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For anyone looking for an answer to this I found one. Instructions are at the link.

http://zepeda-mcmillan.blogspot.ca/2011/08/cross-site-web-xsltlistviewwebpart.html

Just find the GUID for the page and then place the GUID in place of all the 0's from your export. It worked on my sub sites.

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