Are you having trouble when you try to create a full width Hero Web Part in a SharePoint Communication Site? Don’t worry, you don’t have to create a brand new Communication Site to get it back.
This might be the scenario:
Gee, those new Communication Sites in SharePoint look swell… check out that full width Hero Web Part!
Let’s create one from scratch by clicking on the plus sign symbol, then selecting the Hero Web Part.
Hmm, that’s not full width…
Ok, not a problem, I’ll just change the settings/Layout options. Wait, there’s no option to make this Hero Web Part full width. Where could it be?
That’s right, of course it’s not the Web Part itself but its container that dictates the column width. I’ll just edit the column, then…
Where’s the option to make my Hero Web Part full width? Shouldn’t it be here? What do I do now?
Yep, not so user friendly…
How to Create a Full Width Hero Web Part in a SharePoint Online Communication Site
Here’s the secret. If you want to add your own full width Hero Web Part, you’ll have to specify that you want a full-width section before you put the web part in it.
Hover on the dotted line after your section, then click on the plus sign on the left to add a new section.
Then, choose Full-width column.
Next, you should see the option to choose between an Image or a Hero Web Part. Click on the Hero.
Disclaimer: SharePoint Online is constantly changing. This may change, too. At the time I write this, it’s correct. If you’re reading this and that’s no longer the case, please let me know so I can update my post.
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