I am having problem using CQWP on one of my page. You know under "Query" in CQWP you get 3 options:

  • Show items from all sites in this site collection
  • Show items from the following site and all subsites
  • Show items from the following list

The first option is the default one. Now what happens is, when I select option 3, the page reloads and CQWP resets to default i.e. option 1 is selected. No matter how much I select option 3, the page refreshes and then resets to option 1.
This page has no other web part except this one. I have deleted and added CQWP but no luck. I have also deleted the web part zone and added again but same problem.

I remember a couple of days ago I was having exact same problem on home page but couldn't find any solution.

  • Have you checked that you don't have custom JavaScript in you masterpage which might conflict with the web part?
    – user2536
    Commented Sep 30, 2013 at 5:48
  • But same web part is working fine on another page. And my javascript is included in master page which means it is part of every page that I add. Commented Sep 30, 2013 at 6:06
  • I have removed all jquery and other scripts including CSS but same problem. Also reset IIS. Commented Sep 30, 2013 at 7:49

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I fixed it. Since this was a target page on variation site, I went to parent site, Site Settings, Variation Settings and then I selected "Update Web Part changes to target pages when variation source page update is propagated.

After that I went to my source page and published it again and propagated changes and after 5 minutes when the timer job ran, I can see the web part on my target page with correct settings.

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