Create a SharePoint Intranet
A PowerShell with SharePoint tutorial
The is the last article in our Tips series on PowerShell
with SharePoint, which is finished by som articles on how
to create an intranet with subsites for three departments
in a small company. The department names are added to a
Departments array, which is the basis for most of the code.
The root site is a
HQ Communication site, and in several articles before
this one, Peter Kalmström has shown how to create one
subsite for each department and add a common
navigation for all sites. He has also given the three
apps for photos and tasks and
pages for progress, problems and plans, and each one
has its own
The code for all this has become rather long, so Peter has
progress messages so that we can follow the creation
process in the PowerShell ISE console pane.
Now Peter will add a video to a Content Embed web part on
the homepage of the Sales subsite. He will use the cmdlet
Add-PnPClientSideWebPart, which adds a client-side (modern)
web part to an existing client-side page.
The modern SharePoint Content Embed web part requires that
the value of the WebPartProperties parameter is given as
a Json string, because its settings are stored and set via
a Json property on the web part. Therefore, we must build
a Json string from the YouTube embed code to use it in PowerShell.
Connect-PnPOnline ($URL + "/Sales/")
#Building json string
#Change here for another video
$YouTubeVideoEmbedCode = '<iframe
width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/WrVC0iIlmaQ"
frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay;
encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>'
$YTVideoProps = New-Object WebPartProperties
$YTVideoProps.embedCode = $YouTubeVideoEmbedCode
[string] $WebpartPropsJson = (ConvertTo-Json $YTVideoProps)
#End building json string
Add-PnPClientSideWebPart -Page "Home" -DefaultWebPartType ContentEmbed -WebPartProperties $WebpartPropsJson
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