Nov 16 2021 08:16 AM
Nov 16 2021 08:16 AM
Hi all. We are in the process of creating an intranet 2.0 in my organization and the question has come from on high as to whether it would be possible to feed specific news articles up to an intranet home page from a different site associated with the intranet hub site. I am currently exploring some form of universal tags or something of that nature that could fulfill this task but I wanted to seek insight from the group for alternatives if that doesn't pan out/exist. Any and all advice/guidance is greatly appreciated.
Nov 16 2021 08:56 AM
@andrewparrish if you are feeding flows up to the hub site from an associate site, it will feed up all the news posts, you can't specify which posts will flow up.
Intranet, SharePoint and Power Platform Manager (and classic 1967 Morris Traveller driver)
Nov 16 2021 10:51 AM
Nov 16 2021 01:50 PM
Nov 17 2021 11:35 AM
@andrewparrish Yes, you can create a news web part on Site A that pulls up only News articles from Site B that have a specific managed property. The editor on Site A needs to know the property name and values used on Site B in order to write the query and the property needs to be a managed property, but it is definitely possible if you have metadata on the pages in Site B.
Nov 29 2021 07:37 AM
@Susan Hanley Hi! Thank you for the confirmation that it should be possible. I am trying to get this working to show to my VP as we undergo a major facelift of our small intranet.
At the moment I am able to get it to recognize columns within the same page, but I am having no success with the hub site recognizing a column on the site pages page on site B.
Do you by chance no of any blog posts or further instructions that could walk me through this? My SharePoint skills are still in their toddler phase.
Nov 29 2021 08:50 AMSolution
Dec 21 2021 08:08 AM - edited Dec 21 2021 08:10 AM
@Susan Hanley Thank you so much for the information. You gave us hope to continue pushing through on this ask, and I am happy to report I was able to sit down last Friday night to build it out. It is working beautifully, and my COO was really happy!
Dec 21 2021 08:40 AM
Aug 29 2023 12:15 PM
@Susan Hanley Does this work even though we don't have subsites? I've done these steps, but still no managed property was created when I created the meta data in term store in Admin Center, both sites have the meta data columns, but no managed property created. We have a hub with related sites,, but they are not sub sites.
Just a thought of why it won't work for my environment. Thanks
Aug 29 2023 02:08 PM
@CLHess You definitely don't need/want subsites!! Have you created Site Columns or list columns? You will need to use Site Columns for this to work. If you created list columns, you will want to re-create the columns as Site Columns and then you should be able to search for the managed property and use it in a filter.
Aug 29 2023 02:48 PM
Oct 13 2023 09:24 AM
Your tips are much appreciated!
I did set up a global term group: News Categories, then Term Set: Professional Development, terms: Instructions, Training, Tutorials.
Then I proceeded to set up site columns in two separate sites using managed metadata column type.
Then on the main site, I used a filter using managed property using owstaxIdProfessionalx0020... "contains" - "Training", etc.
Nothing came up? I wonder because of the Hub Site settings? What did I overlook?
Oct 13 2023 10:42 AM
@renevisco Make sure you have selected both sites as a source for your query and then also make sure that you have created content and applied the metadata and published the pages. You actually have to use the metadata or it won't get picked up. You may want to try re-indexing the site as well.
Nov 01 2023 02:39 PM
I'm actually mystified that I was not able to reproduce the crawled managed properties on News Web Part coming from two sites.
Both sites have the same managed metadata column. I created a global term set and applied it to managed metadata columns on both sites.
Global Group Term Set
Managed Metadata Column
Professional Development Topic on Managed Property filter part in News web part.
Yes, I did reindex both sites. What did I overlook? Any help is much appreciated!
Nov 01 2023 03:24 PM
@renevisco Did you map the terms in the search schema to an available property? You may need to do that first to be able to refine on your custom property.