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Web Part Maintenance Page

Posted by Jean Paul on April 5, 2015

In this article we can explore the web part maintenance page feature of SharePoint.


While working with web parts in a page, we might encounter a situation where one of the web parts malfunctioned and the whole page stopped from loading.


We may wish to open the page in edit-mode and fix the web part. But, in few cases the edit-mode itself won’t work leading the user to re-create the page with web parts.

Maintenance Mode

To our help there is a maintenance mode for pages. It helps to close any malfunctioning web part from the page. To open the page in maintenance mode we need to use the query-string contents=1


For the following URL I am using the maintenance mode.


You can see the page will be displayed as below.


Here you can select a web part & close / reset / delete it.

There is an option named Go Back to Web Part Page to return to the non-maintenance page.


You need to have appropriate permissions to use the maintenance mode.



In this article we have explored the web part maintenance page feature of SharePoint.

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