Edit your public website

Note: The SharePoint Online Public Website information in this article applies only if your organization purchased Office 365 prior to March 9, 2015. Customers who currently use this feature will continue to have access to the feature for a minimum of two years after the changeover date of March 9, 2015. New customers who subscribed to Office 365 after the changeover date don't have access to this feature. Moving forward, Office 365 customers have access to industry-leading third-party offerings that enable them to have a public website that provides a complete online solution and presence. For more information about this change, see Information about changes to the SharePoint Online Public Website feature in Office 365.

Looking to quickly update or edit your public website in Office 365? Do it now by following these steps.

If you are new to Office 365 or have upgraded your Public Website to the latest version and are editing your new site,

  1. From the Sites page, click on the Public site tile.
    If you’re prompted to sign in, enter your Office 365 user name and password.

    Public site tile selected

    Note: Do you have two public websites? If you’ve been with Office 365 awhile, you may have tiles for Public site and Public site (new). Public site is your existing, or pre-upgrade, website. Public site (new) is the new version of the website available after you upgraded to the latest version of SharePoint Online and Office 365. Click the version that you want to work on.

  2. Click Sites to change the look of your website,edit the title, or make other site level changes or click Page to customize pages on your website.

    Public website Site menu

Don’t see the Browse, Page, and Site options? Here’s a handy trick. Add \pages to the end of your website address (URL). For example, if your site is https://contoso-public.sharepoint.com, then change it to this:

https://contoso-public.sharepoint.com/pages

Public website URL with "/pages" added

Other ways to get to your public website

These options work if you are a new customer, have upgraded your public website or are still using your pre-upgrade website.

If you have an Office 365 Small Business or Office 365 Small Business Premium plan:

  1. Sign in to Office 365 with an account that has Admin permissions.

  2. Click Admin.

  3. Scroll to see Manage your Organization.

  4. Under Website, click Manage your public website.

    Manage your public website

  5. Click the public site tile that you want to work on. If you’re prompted to sign in, enter your Office 365 user name and password.

Note: Do you have two public websites? If you’ve been with Office 365 awhile, you may have tiles for Public site (current) and Public site (new). Public site (current) is your existing, or pre-upgrade, website. Public site (new) is the new version of the website available after you upgraded to the latest version of SharePoint Online and Office 365.

If you have another Office 365 plan:

  1. Sign in to Office 365 with an account that has Global administrator permissions.

  2. Click Admin>SharePoint.

    Admin menu options

  3. In Site collections, click the public website link that you want to work on.

    Public website in SharePoint Admin Center > Site Collections

  4. Click the Web Site Address link. If you’re prompted to sign in, enter your Office 365 user name and password.

    Site collection properties for public website

  5. Don’t see the Browse, Page and Site options?

    Public website Site menu

Add \pages to the end of your website address (URL). For example, if your site is https://contoso-public.sharepoint.com, then change it to this:

https://contoso-public.sharepoint.com/pages

Public website URL with "/pages" added

Learn more

To learn more about customizing your website and pages, see Public Website help for Office 365.

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