Change the properties of a page on a publishing site

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When working with pages in a Publishing site, you can change the metadata properties associated with those pages. For example, you can change the content type that the page is based on, change contact information for the page owner, or change the target audience for the page. Using the method to change page properties that is described in this article is especially useful when editing properties that are not displayed in the on the page or in the content editor by default

Note: In order to work with publishing pages, an administrator must first enable the Publishing feature.

Not all changes you make to the page's properties appear on the page itself. Several properties simply enable you to view more details that are associated with the publishing pages when you view them in a list.

  1. In the site where the page is located, on the Site Actions menu Site Actions , click View All Site Content.

  2. Under Document Libraries, click Pages.

  3. In the Pages list, click the name of the page that you want to change properties for.

    The publishing page appears.

  4. On the Ribbon, click the Page tab, click Edit Properties, and then click Edit Properties again.

  5. Select the content type template that you want to associate with the page.

    Note: The properties available for you to modify depend on the content type that you select.

  6. In the Name box, type the file name for the page. This name appears in links to the page in the site.

  7. In the Title box, you can accept the default title, which is the same as the Name, or you can type a new title for the page. In certain page layouts, the title appears in the upper-left corner of the page.

  8. In the Description box, type an optional description about the contents of the page. In certain page layouts, the description is displayed on the page.

  9. Enter contact information for the page owner in the contact fields. The Contact, Contact E-Mail Address, Contact Name, and Contact Picture fields appear in the system library where the page is stored.

  10. Next to Rollup Image, select the Click here to insert a picture from SharePoint link to browse for and select an image from the Site Collection Images library. This image would appear, for example, in a content query Web Part when the page is displayed in results.

    Rollup image

  11. Select the target audience that the page is directed to by clicking Browse Browse .

  12. If you are working with the Article Page or Welcome Page content type, the following properties can be modified:

    • Next to Page Image select the Click here to insert a picture from SharePoint link to add the main image for the page.

    • Next to Page Content, select the Click here to add new content link to add or change content on the page.

    • Next to Summary Links, there are several options for managing links on the page. You can create a new link and a new heading for a group of links. You can also configure the styles, layout, and order of the links.

      Configure link layout

    • For an Article Page content type, you have the option to enter a Byline, Article Date, and Image Caption for the page image.

    • All content types support entering keywords in the Managed Keywords box. Keyword based searches use these keywords to quickly find matching content.

  13. Select the Open Web Part Page in maintenance view link to close Web Parts on the page, restore defaults to Web Parts, or delete Web Parts from the page.

  14. Click Save on the Edit tab to save the properties you have changed.

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