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 Archives

News; Highlighted Content

Blog posts have been replaced with News items

BlogBlog Notifications

News; Highlighted Content

Blog posts have been replaced with News items

BlogBlog Tools

News; Highlighted Content

Blog posts have been replaced with News items

Business DataBusiness Data Actions

None

Business DataBusiness Data Connectivity Filter

None

Business DataBusiness Data Item

None

Business DataBusiness Data Item Builder

None

Business DataBusiness Data List

None

Business DataBusiness Data List Related List

None

Business DataExcel Web Access

File Viewer

File Viewer shows files of any type

Business DataIndicator Details

None

Business DataStatus List

None

Business DataVisio Web Access

File Viewer

File Viewer shows files of any type

CommunityAbout This Community

Text

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

CommunityJoin

None

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

CommunityMy Membership

None

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

CommunityTools

Text

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

CommunityWhat's Happening

Site Activity; Highlighted Content

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

Content RollupCategories

None

Deprecated since 2010

Content RollupContent Query

Highlighted 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 Search

Highlighted Content; *SPFx Modern Search

Content RollupProject Summary

Text

Content RollupRelevant Documents

Highlighted Content

Content RollupRSS Viewer

RSS

Content RollupSite Aggregator

Sites

Content RollupSites in Category

None

Deprecated in 2010

Content RollupSummary Links

Quick Links; Hero

Content RollupTable of Contents

None

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

Content RollupTerm Property

None

Shows the properties of terms

Content RollupTimeline

None

Content RollupWSRP Viewer

None

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

Content RollupXML Viewer

None

Document SetsDocument Set Contents

None

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

Document SetsDocument Set Properties

None

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

FilterApply Filters Button

None

FilterChoice Filter

None

FilterCurrent User Filter

None

FilterDate Filter

None

FilterPage Field Filter

None

FilterQuery String (URL) Filter

None

FilterSharePoint List Filter

None

FilterSQL Server Analysis Services Filter

None

FilterText Filter

None

FormsHTML Form

PowerApps; Microsoft Forms

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

FormsInfoPath Form

PowerApps; Microsoft Forms

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

List/Library (Apps)List

List; 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)Documents

Document 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)Microfeed

Conversations

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 Assets

Text

Media and ContentContent Editor

Text; Image; *PuzzlePart Script Editor

Media and ContentGet Started With Your Site

Text

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 Viewer

Image

Media and ContentMedia

Stream Video; Office 365 Video; YouTube; Embed

Media and ContentPage Viewer

Embed

Media and ContentPicture Library Slideshow

Image 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 ContentSilverlight

None

Silverlight has been deprecated

SearchCatalog-Item Reuse

None

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 Tag

Highlighted Content; *SPFx Modern Search

Search-Driven ContentPictures

Image Gallery; Image; Highlighted Content

Search-Driven ContentPages

Highlighted Content; Document Library

Document Library can be used to display a page library

Search-Driven ContentPopular Items

Highlighted Content

Search-Driven ContentRecently Changed Items

Site Activity; Highlighted Content

Search-Driven ContentRecommended Items

Highlighted Content

Search-Driven ContentVideos

Steam Video; Office 365 Video; YouTube; Embed

Search-Driven ContentWeb Pages

Highlighted Content; *SPFx Modern Search

Search-Driven ContentWiki Pages

Highlighted Content; *SPFx Modern Search

Social CollaborationContact Details

People

Social CollaborationNote Board

None

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

Social CollaborationOrganization Browser

None

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

Social CollaborationSite Feed

Conversations; Highlights

Social CollaborationSite Users

People

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

Social CollaborationTag Cloud

None

Social CollaborationUser Tasks

Planner; List

This is a different experience.

 Classic Web Part Category Classic Web Part Modern Web Part Notes