SharePoint Pages | An Introduction To Its Different Types

by | MS SharePoint

Creating a page in SharePoint is a great way to communicate and share ideas or information using different types of files. In this article, we’ll provide an overview of the different types of SharePoint pages.

SharePoint pages are for displaying our site’s contents. They are like a canvas or screen for users to see documents and other information that they need.

Creating SharePoint Pages

Under the Pages section is where we can check the current pages on our SharePoint site. In this example, we have a wiki page and a homepage.

SharePoint pages

To create a new page, we can click the New button and it’ll show us the 3 different types of pages that we can create.

SharePoint pages

1. Wiki Pages In SharePoint

Wiki Page has been around with SharePoint for a very long time. This is the most flexible type of page that we can create. 

SharePoint pages

This contains textboxes, images, app parts, web parts, buttons, and all other things we need to create a customizable page. 

2. Site Pages In SharePoint

Site Page, also known as “publishing page,” is primarily used for the content of our SharePoint site. These are pages that are created, edited, or customized by end-users. 

SharePoint pages

It’s less customizable than a Wiki Page. However, it’s more dynamic. Site pages tend to use templates far often, which makes them look a lot better. 

Hence, Wiki Pages might be the most customizable and give us the most amount of control, but Site Pages can provide templates that make our page look more appealing. 

3. The Web Part Page In SharePoint

Finally, we have the Web Part Page. These are made up of small web parts or a combination of information from other sources. We can only insert Web parts from our SharePoint with this type of page. This is now a deprecated piece of page on SharePoint. However, Microsoft still chose to include Web Part Page here for some organizations that has been using SharePoint for a while and still want this option to add a page. 

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Generally, these are the three main SharePoint Pages that are available for users to create. Always keep in mind that the type of page you need to create always varies on what you and your team need.

When you have a better understanding of each of the SharePoint page types, you can make more strategic decisions on what type is right for you and your team, as well as the best time to use them.

You can learn more about these types of pages by checking out our introductory course to SharePoint which is also included in the list of relevant links below.

All the best,


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