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Show SharePoint Web Designer Galleries

A SharePoint Online tutorial by Peter Kalmström

SharePoint icon The SharePoint Web Designer Galleries
is where you manage all reusable components in a SharePoint site collection, like data containers, templates, layouts, and solutions.

SharePoint Web Designer Galleries

When you create a new site manually, the SharePoint Web Designer Galleries will be displayed in the Site settings by default. This is however not the case with the default team site.

The same goes for the Content Editor, and the reason for this difference is that scripting is not allowed in the default team site. You have to allow it manually. When you create a new site, scripting is enabled by default.

As shown in the article about getting started with SharePoint Online, a team site has already been created when you start using SharePoint. Due to the default settings, this team site does not show the SharePoint Web Designer Galleries, which might cause problems to SharePoint administrators.

In the demo below Peter Kalmström, CEO and Systems Designer of kalmstrom.com Business Solutions, shows the difference between default and manually created site collections, He also explains how to enable the SharePoint Web Designer Galleries group in the Site settings of a default site. These are the steps:
  1. Open the SharePoint admin center.

  2. In the left menu, click on 'settings'.

  3. Scroll down and find the Custom Script section.

  4. Enable the radio button 'Allow users to run custom script on self-service created sites'.

Also refer to the kalmstrom.com Blog post
about enabling the Web Designer Galleries

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