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SharePoint 2010 Content Query for Blog Posts

I hope this post will help many of you feel comfortable with using the Content Query Web Part.In this post I will walk you through the process of creating a content query web part and configuring it to show custom field types. I will also give details on how to use XSLT to stylize and format the data being pulled. I will be using the following scenario as an example. Say that you had a site collection with a top level publishing site. This publishing site would display a the most recent blog posts from all blog sites within its own site collection. To solve this problem we will use a Content Query Web Part and a customized ItemStyle.xsl using XSLT.Please note that the “SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure” needs to be enabled at the site collection to display the content query web part.Step 1: Add a Content Query Web Part to PageNavigate to the site that you want the blog posts to show up and click on edit page. Under Editing Tools in the Ribbon, Click on insert > Web PartUn…