Create and edit classic SharePoint pages

If you are using SharePoint Online, you can create modern pages by following the instructions in Add a page to a site. If you are using previous versions or SharePoint or if you are using the classic experience of SharePoint Online, you can create web part pages using the following directions. You can also create web part pages using  Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010. 

To create, edit, or delete a page you must have at least the permissions obtained by being added to the Designers SharePoint group for the site.

What do you want to do?

Create a page

Edit a page

Delete a page

Create a classic web part page

Note: The steps for creating a page can vary, depending on factors such as the type of site and the permissions you have for the site.

  1. On the site where you want to create the page, go to Site Contents. You can find this on the left side navigation or from the Settings ConfigureAPowerBIAnalysisServicesConnector_settingsIcon gear.

  2. Go to the Site Pages library, and click +New

  3. Type the New page name, and click Create. The page is created and opened for editing in the browser.

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Edit a page

  1. From your page, click the Page tab on the ribbon,, and then click Edit. This step is unnecessary if you want to edit a page that you just created, because a newly created page is already opened for editing.

    Edit command of the Page tab

    Note: If the Edit command is disabled you may not have the necessary permissions to edit the page. Contact your administrator.

  2. To configure the columns, sidebar, header, and footer for a page, click Text Layout on the ribbon and select the option that you want, such as Two columns with header. You can change the text layout later by repeating this step.

  3. Type the text for the page.

  4. To apply a style to text in a page, select the text to which you want to apply a style, click the Format Text tab, click Styles, and then select the style that you want to apply, such as Highlight. Repeat this step with other text to which you want to apply styles.

  5. You use similar steps for other page editing options, such as choosing the font types and sizes for text, formatting lists, configuring paragraphs, and checking spelling. Many of the Word 2010 keyboard shortcuts you are familiar with, such as CTRL+I to italicize characters, are the same.

  6. To add objects to a page, in the ribbon, click the Insert tab, and use the commands to add tables, media, links, and Web Parts to the page. Learn more about using web parts on classic pages.

  7. When you have finished editing the page click Save on the Page tab.

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Delete a page

  1. From a page, click the Page tab and then click Delete Page.

  2. When prompted, click OK.

The page is moved to the Recycle Bin for deletion. If you accidentally deleted the page, you may be able to restore.

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