I have a new CQWP and when l export the WP and insert it into the page layout when l create a new page it adds the CQWP but the it doesn't show the list l have selected in the Query under "show items from the following list" I have to do this manually every time do you know which property name l have to update for it to include the library every time l create a new page

  • Are you sure you are tried to add the CQWP in a site page within the same web application? – Mohamed El-Qassas MVP Sep 5 '17 at 21:32
  • Yes I have tested on same site collection – John Smith Sep 6 '17 at 12:28
  • Try to configure your CQWP and export it again then add it on your page, – Mohamed El-Qassas MVP Sep 6 '17 at 12:32

By default, the Content Query Web Part Export Operation preserves the list/library Name

<property name="ListName" type="string">Qassas List</property>

It also preserves WebUrl

<property name="WebUrl" type="string">~sitecollection/Qassas/test</property>


  • Try to export the CQWP again then add it on your page, it should be working properly.
  • Also, Make sure that you already added the exported CQWP in a site page within the same web application!
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  • Tried that but when l re-add it back in l get the following message : [There is a problem with the query that this Web Part is issuing. Check the configuration of this Web Part and try again.] but if l edit the CQWP it resolved automatically same with adding it in the display template l have to edit it for the entries to appear – John Smith Sep 19 '17 at 18:38
  • what's your current SharePoint version? – Mohamed El-Qassas MVP Sep 20 '17 at 13:45
  • 2013 version, so if my url is (TESTING/Lists/TEST%20Board/AllItems.aspx) so would l use <property name="WebUrl" type="string">~sitecollection/TESTBoard</property> or would l need to include the site collection name ? – John Smith Sep 20 '17 at 15:16

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