Is there a way to group by content type in Content Query Web Parts (CQWP)? I have created a list with 4 content types. We need to display the items in a CQWP but grouped by content type. I have tried manipulating an exported CQWP, but can't accomplish it.

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I figured it out!

I modified the CQWP Snippet in my page layout display template.

In the CQWP Snippet change the following:

GroupBy="Author" GroupByFieldType="User" SortBy="Posted" SortByFieldType="DateTime" SortByDirection="Desc"


GroupBy="ContentType" GroupByFieldType="Text" SortBy="ContentType" SortByFieldType="Text" SortByDirection="Asc"`

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