The SharePoint Site Contents page

The new SharePoint Online Site contents page has been redesigned to help site owners, members and visitors get an immediate view into the activities within the site, like site visits and trending content. Plus, it provides clearer access to add lists, document libraries, subsites and apps. It still offers all of the features you're used to if you've used the Site contents page before.

Site Contents page

Note: If your Site Contents page doesn’t look like this, don’t worry! We’re rolling out the new Site Contents page over the next few months, so if you don’t have it yet, you’ll see it soon.

Go to the Site Contents page

To get to the Site Contents page:

  1. Go to the site you want to see Site Contents for.

  2. On the left side, click Site Contents. Or, go to Settings Small Settings gear that took the place of Site Settings. and then Site Contents.

What you see on the new Site Contents page

Site visits and Trending content

Now, you can easily view the number of visits to your site within a rolling 7-day period. You can also view trending content - the most popular content on your site - over a rolling 2-week period.

Site Contents Visits and Trending boxes

To drill into more details on Site visits, click the View report link at the top of the Site visits box. To see more content and numbers of views, click View report link at the top of the Trending content box. You’ll see a report like this:

Site report


Need help getting started creating and setting up content? Check the Tips box. You can go directly to the pages where you can set up and customize your site, lists, libraries, and more. Click Show next to see each tip.

Site Contents Tips box

Create a new list, document library, subsite or app

Besides using the Tips box to get started creating popular items, you can click New at the top at the page, and go to the familiar page where you can name and set up your new item.

View and work with all of your content and subsites

Select Contents to see the familiar view and interaction capabilities of all of the content on your site, including Documents, Site Assets, Pages, and more.

Contents section on Site Contents page

Select Subsites to see the subsites and number of views for each, and to interact with them by clicking on the subsite you want to work with. Click the ellipses (…) to go to the Site Contents page for that subsite.

Subsites section on Site Contents page

How do I go back to classic view?

If you want, you can return to classic view of the Site Contents page by clicking Return to classic SharePoint at the bottom left. You will be in classic view for the remainder of your browser session. If you close your browser and then re-open the Site Contents page, you will again see the new Site Contents experience.

If you are an administrator and want to change the default experience to classic for your users, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Admin centers and then SharePoint.

    Admin, SharePoint

  2. Choose Settings.

  3. Next to SharePoint Lists and Libraries experience, select either Classic experience or New experience (auto-detect).

    Setting for default List and Library experience

Note: Although this section refers to lists and libraries, it also used to set the default experience for Site Contents.

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