Links web part in page layout

Posted on 2011-10-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have a links list at the top level of my 2010 publishing site. I would like to insert it as a web part or dataview in my page layout, so that it is shown on all pages derived from that page layout. However, pages created in a subsite from this page layout give an error:

"List does not exist. The page you selected contains a list that does not exist.  It may have been deleted by another user."

I've tried saving the web part to the top level gallery, and whether I choose the option to always use the links from the top site or to use links relative to the current site, I get the same error.

So does anyone have any suggestions as to how to make this work?  It used to work in 2007.

Many thanks for your time.
Question by:TEEDA
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    Here is a video to get you going...

    SharePoint 2010 - Display list or library on another site
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    Author Closing Comment

    Good old Laura! She's a gem.  I followed these instructions and voila! It works, even though the web part is inserted in a page layout.  

    Thanks so much - this will make maintaining umpteen links so much easier for my end users.

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