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 First 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.

Sample page

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

  3. Add a page title.

  4. Click + to add content like text, documents, video and more. To learn more, 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.

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 Site Contents.

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

  4. Select your page.

  5. Click Edit at the top right.

  6. 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.

Note: 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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