News Page Categorisation and using KQL in a Highlighted content web part

We have built a light-weight Intranet using Communication Sites for a client that they needed the ability to categorise and display different types of pages and news. This article describes how to insert in more advanced queries (KQL) into a modern “Highlighted Content” web part (which is a little hacky) to extract specific categories and to setup page categorisation.

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SPFx: Cut the clutter

SharePoint Framework (SPFx) is new, lots to learn, explore and build new innovative modern features into SharePoint Modern Interfaces. With SPFX, you will notice you get a lot of extra files for configuration, libraries, temp code and compiled code; a lot of clutter and noise that’s not needed as part of the majority of development, it just gets in the way when I want to focus on the code! Huff….

SPFX Files
Lots of extra files, do we really need to see them?

The above example isn’t a large project but you can see lot more files that is necessary to SEE they are necessary for compilation, debugging etc. But really do we need to see these files?

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