We are creating a powershell script to create lists, groups and to install wsp packages.

There are 5 wsp each containing 1 webpart. Is there any way via powershell to create 1 site page and embed 1 webpart on each page?

We have to create new sites pages for every deployment/testing, so feel that it would save lot of time if this was possible via powershell.

I am following link1 and link2 but looks like they are referring to publishing pages, I want to make webpart pages..

  • Do you want a yes or no answer? If so: Yes ;) Feb 27, 2014 at 11:02
  • Hi, I am looking for code for webpart page and them to embed webpart on it. We have worked with publishing pages. But not with webpart pages
    – variable
    Feb 27, 2014 at 11:44

3 Answers 3


Here is the PowerShell code to create a webpart page:

Add-PsSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell 

$pageTitle = "Page Name"
$layoutTemplate = 4  # Template code
$web = Get-SPWeb http://server/site  
$list = $web.GetList("http://server/site/LibraryName/")
$xml = "<?xml version=""1.0"" encoding=""UTF-8""?><Method ID=""0,NewWebPage""><SetList Scope=""Request"">" + $list.ID + "</SetList><SetVar Name=""Cmd"">NewWebPage</SetVar><SetVar Name=""ID"">New</SetVar><SetVar Name=""Type"">WebPartPage</SetVar><SetVar Name=""WebPartPageTemplate"">" + $layoutTemplate + "</SetVar><SetVar Name=""Overwrite"">true</SetVar><SetVar Name=""Title"">" + $pageTitle + "</SetVar></Method>"
$result = $web.ProcessBatchData($xml)

# Possible LayoutTemplate values:
# 1 - Full Page, Vertical
# 2 - Header, Footer, 3 Columns
# 3 - Header, Left Column, Body
# 4 - Header, Right Column, Body
# 5 - Header, Footer, 2 Columns, 4 Rows
# 6 - Header, Footer, 4 Columns, Top Row
# 7 - Left Column, Header, Footer, Top Row, 3 Columns
# 8 - Right Column, Header, Footer, Top Row, 3 Columns


You can then add the webpart to the webpart page by using the code prsent in one of the posts you mentioned in the question.

 $wiki = $web.GetList($web.Url.ToString() + "/SitePages")
  $rootFolder = $wiki.RootFolder;
  $wikipage = $rootFolder.Files.Add($rootFolder.ServerRelativeUrl + 
  "/default.aspx", [Microsoft.SharePoint.SPTemplateFileType]::WikiPage)
  $wikiItem = $wikipage.Item;
  $wikiItem[[Microsoft.SharePoint.SPBuiltInFieldId]::WikiField] = "";
  Write-Host 'Wiki page added'
 $defaultPage= $web.GetFile($web.Url +"SitePages/default.aspx") 
 if($defaultPage.Exists -and $defaultPage.ListItem.File.CheckedOutByUser -eq $null)
     $wpGuid = [System.Guid]::NewGuid().ToString()  
     $wpKey = "g_" + $wpGuid.Replace("-","_")   
     $wp =New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPartPages.ContentEditorWebPart            
     $wp.ID = $wpKey 
     $code = "$"   
     $XmlDoc = New-Object System.Xml.XmlDocument
     $contentXml.InnerText= "<p> Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur 
                             adipiscing elit </p>"
     $wp.Content =  $contentXml    
     $wp.Title = "Title"  
     $wp.Visible = $webPartProperty_Visible  
     $wp.ChromeType = "Default" 
     $wp.HorizontalAlign = "Center"   
     $webpartmanager.AddWebPart($wp, "Main", 0)   
     write-host "webpart added on" $web.Url + $view

I've written a simple script to add a webpart to a page using PowerShell which is tested and working fine.

Please note that to add a webpart to a page export webpart to your local drive and .webpart/.dwp file will be in xml format.


asnp "*sh*"

$web=Get-SPweb -Identity "http://SP2013dev.com/sites/addwebpart/"

[xml]$webpartxml= Get-Content -Path "C:\Manju\WPRequest.xml"

$SR = New-Object System.IO.StringReader($webpartxml.OuterXml)

$XTR = New-Object System.Xml.XmlTextReader($SR)


$WebPartZoneID = "Topzone"

$WebPartZoneIndex = 0




            Write-Host "Page is already Checkout to " $page.CheckedOutBy.UserLogin


            Write-Host "Page is Over ridded by " $web.CurrentUser.DisplayName + " to Add Webpart"


    $wmgr=$web.GetLimitedWebPartManager($page,    [System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts.PersonalizationScope]::Shared);




    $page.Publish('Adding request Site Webpart') 

    "Request Site WebPart SucessfullAdded" + (Get-Date -DisplayHint Date) | Out-File -Append "C:\OutPutLog.txt" 


        $ErrorMessage = $_.Exception.Message 

        "Request Site WebPart Failure" + $ErrorMessage  +  (Get-Date -DisplayHint Date) | Out-File -Append "C:\ErrorLog.txt"

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