Create and edit classic SharePoint pages

Applies to: SharePoint Online, SharePoint Server 2019, SharePoint Server 2016, SharePoint Foundation 2010, SharePoint Server 2010.

If you are using SharePoint Online, you can design 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 format 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 your desired site for producing the page, click Site Contents. You can locate this on the left side navigation or from the Settings ConfigureAPowerBIAnalysisServicesConnector_settingsIcon gear.
  1. Visit the Site Pages library, and select +New.
  1. Enter the New page name, and press Create. The page is created and opened for editing in the browser.

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Edit a page

  1. Direct from your page, select the Page tab on the ribbon, and then choose Edit. This step is irrelevant if you want to edit a page that you just created, since 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.

  1. To configure the columns, sidebar, header, and footer for a page, select Text Layout on the ribbon and choose your desired option, like Two columns with header. You can alter the text layout later by repeating this step.
  1. Write the text for the page.
  1. To transfer a style to text in a page, highlight your desired text to apply a style, select the Format Text tab, press Styles, and then pick your preferred style to set, such as Highlight. Repeat this step with other text to which you want to apply styles.
  1. You use corresponding steps for other page editing options, like picking 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.
  1. To insert objects to a page, in the ribbon, press 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.

  1. After you have finished editing the page, select Save on the Page tab.

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Delete a page

  1. From a page,select the Page tab and then choose Delete Page.
  1. Once prompted, press OK.

The page is sent to the Recycle Bin for deletion. If you unintentionally deleted the page, you could be able to restore.

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