SharePoint Online – Change the Title of the newsfeed in the SiteFeed WebPart

My colleague has created our intranet in SharePoint online. Using standard features in SharePoint we wanted to have a Wall feature (like Facebook) where users could post what ever they wanted.

We decided to use the SiteFeed WebPart. This is a WebPart which is unique for every site, using SharePoint list called “MicroFeed” to provide data. This is the same way as the Microblog is used on MySite.

The SiteFeed WebPart looks quite good and it provides all the functionality we wanted for a Wall feature, such as comments, likes, tagging people and other social stuff.

The problem

The SiteFeed Title “Neewsfeed” can’t be changed. This is NOT the title of the standard WebPart control, this is a built in title in SiteFeed WebPart. This title is not hard-coded, but it’s located in a predefined resource, profilebrowserscriptres.resx, which requires hive-access to change. See this blog-post for more information about the resx. Bare in mind that changing the resource will change the SiteFeed Title everywhere.

The WebPart has Chrome Type none by default, which means that the standard WebPart Title won’t be displayed.

Ok, so let’s try first to change the built-in title with JavaScript.