Choose display fields on Highlighted Content webpart
Allow to display filename attribute instead of title in Highlighted content webpart
We are thinking about a plan for editing the highlighted content display fields, but do not currently have a timeline for this feature
Thomas Sondergaard commented
For pages, it would make sense to show the page owner in the Highlighted Content web part instead of the person who last edited the page.
As part of new Govt web standards we are required to show file type and size on all documents. This is not possible with the current display of this webpart. It would be helpful if the columns displayed could be selected from a range of options
It makes very little sense to use Title when Name is the predominant field now used elsewhere in SharePoint.
There is a community project which has developed something similar to the Highlighted Content web part but which allows selection of display fields : https://github.com/SharePoint/sp-dev-fx-webparts/tree/master/samples/react-content-query-webpart Unfortunately this community project web part does not pull back information from more than one site collection. Please extend the Highlighted Content webpart to display any fields like this community web part. Note : the Highlighted Content web part DOES return information from multiple site collections, in our case those connected to a Hub site which is VERY useful.
It is possible to make Highlighted Content webpart display filenames instead of title. By editing the title property in the search schema settings and promote "Basic10" property (which for some reason represents filename) to the top.
However, this "fix" has negative side-effects on other webparts (e.g. news webpart not displaying the news headline, but instead something like "news-file-name.aspx"
The possibility to tailor what is being displayed (texts as well as the image) would be really useful
Thanks Meg, exactly our point.
Meg Still commented
Say the organisation has a template for Project Documentation.
Each time a new project is added that template is to be used to record specific information about the project.
Where Highlighted Content webpart falls short is when:
A) The template has a place holder "Project Documentation" in the documents title property field
B) the user doesn't maintain the title property field when using the template to build a new document (saved with a unique filename).
you can pretty much guarantee that there will be a lot of documents listed in the Documents Highlighted content called "Project Documentation"
Please can we edit the column to select either Title OR Filename.
In addition/alternative to this, I would also like to be able to replace some of the default columns with other columns. So, instead of displaying Modified and Modified By, it shows a custom column e.g. Doc-ID, which could be something like CAT-POL-001.
Certainly agree that the Modified and Modified By does waste real estate.
Expanding on the title of this suggestion, please allow suppression of default fields - for example, person and date. The Highlighted Content web part has proven to be highly useful to provide convenient dynamic visual tile curation of a collection of pages that have common attributes. In this case, the only thing often needed is the image and title. The rest of it often becomes repetitive clutter that takes up page real estate.