With the addition of modern web parts that are wholly different than classic web parts, you’ll need to determine at some point whether the thing you did in the classic experience will still work in modern. With names like “Hero” and “Highlighted Content,” it can be hard to find out which web parts are the same as, similar to, or completely different from their classic counterparts.

We’ve compiled this list of web parts analogs from the perspective of matching intention rather than trying to exactly match each web part at a 1:1 ratio. For this reason, you may see some classic web parts that have several modern web part alternatives as different options for accomplishing a task. In addition, some modern web parts are marked with an asterisk (*) that indicates they’re a community-created web part. We’ll be creating a package that includes all these web parts and installation instructions soon. Finally, it’s important to note that many classic web parts don’t have modern alternatives, either because the function has been deprecated or because it simply doesn’t exist yet.

To download the SPFx Modern Search web part package for free, click here. To download the PuzzlePart Script Editor web part for free, click here.

If you have any suggestions or think something’s missing, send us a note at shepherd@sharepointshepherd.com.

 Classic Web Part Category Classic Web Part Modern Web Part Notes
BlogBlog ArchivesNews; Highlighted Content

Blog posts have been replaced with News items

BlogBlog NotificationsNews; Highlighted Content

Blog posts have been replaced with News items

BlogBlog ToolsNews; Highlighted Content

Blog posts have been replaced with News items

Business DataBusiness Data ActionsNone
Business DataBusiness Data Connectivity FilterNone
Business DataBusiness Data ItemNone
Business DataBusiness Data Item BuilderNone
Business DataBusiness Data ListNone
Business DataBusiness Data List Related ListNone
Business DataExcel Web AccessFile Viewer

File Viewer shows files of any type

Business DataIndicator DetailsNone
Business DataStatus ListNone
Business DataVisio Web AccessFile Viewer

File Viewer shows files of any type

CommunityAbout This CommunityText

The model has changed. Users don't join communities. This web part essentially showed only text.

CommunityJoinNone

The model has changed. Users don't join communities.

CommunityMy MembershipNone

The model has changed. Users don't join communities.

CommunityToolsText

The model has changed. Users don't join communities. This web part was manually configured with text.

CommunityWhat's HappeningSite Activity; Highlighted Content

Different experience - communities don't work the same way.

Content RollupCategoriesNone

Deprecated since 2010

Content RollupContent QueryHighlighted content; *SPFx Modern Search

Content Query is similar to Content Search but is limited to the current site collection. While no modern web part has this limitation, they can be set to restrict results to the desired site collections.

Content RollupContent SearchHighlighted Content; *SPFx Modern Search
Content RollupProject SummaryText
Content RollupRelevant DocumentsHighlighted Content
Content RollupRSS ViewerRSS
Content RollupSite AggregatorSites
Content RollupSites in CategoryNone

Deprecated in 2010

Content RollupSummary LinksQuick Links; Hero
Content RollupTable of ContentsNone

The push towards separate site collections makes a web part to display the hierarchy unlikely.

Content RollupTerm PropertyNone

Shows the properties of terms

Content RollupTimelineNone
Content RollupWSRP ViewerNone

Used for Java interoperability, but infrequently used. Unlikely to have a modern version.

Content RollupXML Viewer*XML
Document SetsDocument Set ContentsNone

Used for document set welcome pages, which are currently classic only

Document SetsDocument Set PropertiesNone

Used for document set welcome pages, which are currently classic only

FilterApply Filters ButtonNone
FilterChoice FilterNone
FilterCurrent User FilterNone
FilterDate FilterNone
FilterPage Field FilterNone
FilterQuery String (URL) FilterNone
FilterSharePoint List FilterNone
FilterSQL Server Analysis Services FilterNone
FilterText FilterNone
FormsHTML FormPowerApps; Microsoft Forms

These aren't HTML forms but instead general forms replacement options

FormsInfoPath FormPowerApps; Microsoft Forms

These aren't InfoPath forms but instead general forms replacement options

List/Library (Apps)ListList; Highlighted Content

Highlighted Content can be used to roll up any content, even specified to lists and content types, but the display templates can't be customized.

List/Library (Apps)DocumentsDocument Library; Highlighted Content

Highlighted Content can be used to roll up any content, even specified to libraries and content types, but the display templates can't be customized.

List/Library (Apps)MicrofeedConversations

The model has changed. The best solution is to enable Microsoft Teams in the site and use it for conversations; if Yammer is enabled, the Conversations web part can be used.

List/Library (Apps)Site AssetsText
Media and ContentContent EditorText; Image; *PuzzlePart Script Editor
Media and ContentGet Started With Your SiteText

The classic version was basic text with some premade links. You can get a similar result with a customized Text web part.

Media and ContentImage ViewerImage
Media and ContentMediaStream Video; Office 365 Video; YouTube; Embed
Media and ContentPage ViewerEmbed
Media and ContentPicture Library SlideshowImage Gallery; Hero

Though Hero is not a slideshow, you can still use it to display several images. Both modern web parts must be configured with the desired images - they're not pulled automatically.

Media and ContentScript Editor*PuzzlePart Script Editor
Media and ContentSilverlightNone

Silverlight has been deprecated

SearchCatalog-Item ReuseNone
SearchRefinement*SPFx Modern Search
SearchSearch Box*SPFx Modern Search
SearchSearch Navigation*SPFx Modern Search
SearchSearch Results*SPFx Modern Search
SearchTaxonomy Refinement Panel*SPFx Modern Search
Search-Driven ContentItems Matching a TagHighlighted Content; *SPFx Modern Search
Search-Driven ContentPicturesImage Gallery; Image; Highlighted Content
Search-Driven ContentPagesHighlighted Content; Document Library

Document Library can be used to display a page library

Search-Driven ContentPopular ItemsHighlighted Content
Search-Driven ContentRecently Changed ItemsSite Activity; Highlighted Content
Search-Driven ContentRecommended ItemsHighlighted Content
Search-Driven ContentVideosSteam Video; Office 365 Video; YouTube; Embed
Search-Driven ContentWeb PagesHighlighted Content; *SPFx Modern Search
Search-Driven ContentWiki PagesHighlighted Content; *SPFx Modern Search
Social CollaborationContact DetailsPeople
Social CollaborationNote BoardNone

The model has changed. The best solution is to enable Microsoft Teams in the site and use it for conversations.

Social CollaborationOrganization BrowserNone

Though no web part is available, you can use Delve to navigate the organization hierarchy.

Social CollaborationSite FeedConversations; Highlights
Social CollaborationSite UsersPeople

Must be manually configured. Currently, no modern web part displays all users of a site.

Social CollaborationTag CloudNone
Social CollaborationUser TasksPlanner; List

This is a different experience.

 Classic Web Part Category Classic Web Part Modern Web Part Notes