Add a page to a site

Using pages is a great way to share ideas using images, Excel, Word and PowerPoint documents, video, and more. You can create and publish pages quickly and easily, and they look great on any device.

When you create a page, you add and customize web parts with a toolbox available right in the editing pane. And, you can publish with just a click.

Notes: 

  • Some functionality is introduced gradually to organizations that have opted in to the Targeted Release program. This means that you may not yet see this feature or it may look different than what is described in the help articles.

  • You must be a site owner or SharePoint administrator to add pages. If you are a site owner but you are unable to add a page, your administrator may have turned off the ability to do so. 

  • This article applies to modern pages in SharePoint Online. If you are using classic pages, or you are using an earlier version of SharePoint, see Create and edit classic SharePoint pages.

Add a page

  1. Go to the home page of the site where you want to add a page.

  2. Click + New, and then select Page.

    New Page

    Alternately, you can go to an existing page, click + New, and select Start from a blank page. Or, you can choose Copy of this page to create a new page that has the same web parts and content as the existing page.

  3. Add a page title.

    Optionally, add an image to the title area by clicking the Add image button in the toolbar on the left.

  4. Hover your mouse below the title area and you'll see a line with a circled +, like this:

    Plus sign for adding web parts to a page

    Click + to add content like text, documents, video and more. To learn more about how to find and use web parts, see Using web parts.

    Add to page button

    You can also add sections and columns to a page. To learn more, see Add or remove columns on a page.

  5. When you're done editing, you can click Save and close to save your changes and close edit mode. Users won't see the page until you publish it. If you are ready for users to see the page, click Publish.

Help others find your page

The first time you publish your page, you'll be prompted to help others find your page. If you want to do this later, you can click Promote at the top of the page after the page is published.

Options to help others find your page.

You can use one or more of the following options:

  • Add page to navigation: Adds a link to your page, using the page title, to the left-side navigation.

  • Post as News on this site: Adds a News post to the Home page of your site. For more information on News, see Keep your team updated with News on your team site.

  • Email: Allows you to send an email with a preview of the page and an optional message to your selected recipients.

  • Copy address: The page address is shown so you can copy it and send to others.

Edit your page

To make changes to your page, do this:

  1. Go to the site where your page is.

  2. On the left side, click Pages.

  3. Select your page.

  4. Click Edit at the top right.

  5. Make your changes, and then choose Save and close to save your changes and close edit mode. If you're ready for users to see your changes, click Publish.

Notes: 

  • Specific permissions are required to edit and rename pages. If you can't rename a page, contact your site administrator to make sure you have Delete Items permission. If you can't edit a page, make sure you have Browse User Information permission.

  • If you are used to working with customized pages and site definitions, you should know that this type of page has no association with a site definition; therefore, it cannot be reset it to a site definition.

Send your page by email

When you use this feature, you can send an email that includes a link, thumbnail preview, description and an optional message to one or more people.

Send by email dialog box

Note: The people you share the link with must have the appropriate permissions to be able to see your page.

  • At the top of your page, click Send by email.

  • Enter the name(s) of the people you want to send to in the To: box, and add a message if you want.

  • Click Send.

Delete your page

  1. Go to the site where your page is.

  2. On the left side, click Site Contents.

  3. On the left side of the Site Contents page, click Pages.

  4. Select the page, and then click the ellipses (...) to the right of your page.

  5. Click Delete.

Using web parts

Web parts are the building blocks of your page. You'll see them when you click the + sign on the page to add content to your page. For more information on the different types of web parts and how to use them, see Using web parts on pages.

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