News Web Part - filter by Managed Metadata

Respected Contributor

I have added a Managed Metadata (with allow multiple choices enabled) column to the Site Pages library. When I use the News web part and choose the Page Properties filter, i can set it "Equal" to a value, but I can't use Contains or any other filter type. This prevents us from displaying a news article that has more than one attribute selected in the Managed Metadata column.

Is this is a known limitation or a bug?

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Hi @Dean Gross 

I have exactly the same issue. 


As a news manager/page owner I need to be able to add multiple items as filters specifying X and Y as well as X or Y categories. So that I can show the news I want on my page.


It took me a while to figure out that to see if my filter had worked I had to click the "Apply" button (different functionality to other modern webpart filter settings).




Hi Dean,


Did you find a solution to this? I'm having the same problem. I have a custom column in the pages library but unable to filter by it in the News web part. I selected 'page properties' in the filter but my custom column doesn't show. I only have 'Title'.




I just checked my modern sharepoint intranet home page, news carosel.

In the webpart filter, the only drop down options I have are a "blank" drop down item and "title" item, then the equals,contains etc drop down

I thought that the news filter used to have a "managed property" drop down option along with the "title" option. But I may be mistaken. When I checked just now only the "Highlighted content" web part had the "managed property" filter option.

Perhaps you could use "Highlighted" content Paul ?


@Dorje McKinnon Thanks! I found the answer to my problem. I was using a Boolean (Yes/No) column for my news pages library and it looks like this is not a supported data type for the News web part filter. I changed to Choice and it now shows in the drop-down.:smile:


Supported column types:

  • Single line of text
  • Multiple line of text
  • Choice (Multi Choice)
  • Number
  • Currency
  • Lookup
  • Hyperlink or Picture
  • Calculated
  • Computed
  • Managed Metadata
  • Approval Status