Displaying a Task List Timeline only – with the Timeline Web Part

When adding the Task List app in SP2013 it automatically displays a timeline.


The functionality of the Task List allows for the display of the tasks only, by following these steps:

  • Select the view you want to display without the timeline
  • On the List Tab select Modify View
  • Navigate to Style
  • Uncheck Show timeline above the view


As you can see, there is no option to deselect the tasks. But there is a solution to display the timeline only, and it comes in the form of the Timeline web part. And here is how it can be found:

  • Navigate to the page you want to add the timeline to
  • Edit page
  • On the top ribbon, select Insert Web Part
  • Select Content Rollup –> Timeline


  • After adding the web part to the page, open web part properties
  • In the first field Web URL, add the Task List url
  • Leave the Type, Source, and View Name fields as they are


  • Select OK on the web part and save page

And this is the end result:



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