Friday, 24 February 2017

Overview of SharePoint Online Page Types-Part1

Today, I am writing about Overview of SharePoint Online Page Types, this article will describe and demonstrate about SharePoint online pages and screen shots for the same.
Let us come out from definition world and make it simple of SharePoint online, everyone is having their own thoughts about all object where they can make it understandable in own way partly from definition, the same way we are going ahead and will take a look for SharePoint pages and their types.
SharePoint Page is nothing but a screen for user where all content and data will show. Just take example of SharePoint Team site page where we can see firstly is Home Page, on the page we can edit, add, modify, and add quick launch or navigation to navigate on other page as well or delete the any content from this page.
Basically, a page will display images, hyperlinks, the requisite lists and libraries, web parts, and text.
So maybe you will think if these all about pages in SharePoint then why you need to learn more about Page, unlikely SharePoint pages is having different types of the pages and there is collection of types and subtypes for all pages.
SharePoint online is having two primary types of pages in Microsoft SharePoint Online or On-premises Master page and Application Page, but we can see there are many types of pages available on Microsoft SharePoint, Like Site pages, wiki pages, web part pages, application pages. Let us start from one by one.
Site Page: Site pages are pages where we can create, edit, and customized by end users.  This page is specially used for the content in a site. When a page is newly created using the default option from site content site pages or site content and click on New and select page or we can create the same from team site page, left corner site setting gear box and select add an page, other way to create site page is from site pages List under the site contents and click on new and site pages from the same, it will becomes viewable in the Site Contents under Site Pages (not ‘Pages,’ as these are publishing pages).
See below steps to create Site pages in SharePoint Online:
  • Login to SharePoint online site and click on setting (gear Box) and select add a page and assign the name for page and click on save and close.
  • Another method is creating using Site contents, navigate page to site contents page and select New option and click on Page, assign the name and save and close.
  • Assign the name and select + button it will explore some new Features which we can add to the page; here I am selecting a text and adding one image of myself see below screen shot:
  • Once all done save and publish this page to explore and viewable for all.

  • Finally we can create Site page from Site pages library, Open the site pages from Site contents and click on new and then select site pages, it will prompt the screen to add name and features, once all done save and publish this pages
  • We can find all create site pages under the site pages gallery from Site contents only; see below screen shot:
Moving to the next page called Wiki Page.
Wiki Page: it is known as a content page as can add content to wiki pages by typing and formatting text. Making changes in wiki page is easiest way, just click on edit bottom at the top of page and it will immediate appears the page as an editor’s version where we can do modification as required.   
  • Let’s show you how to create wiki pages on SharePoint online
  • Login to the Site and click on Site contents option from Gearbox (setting) in right side corner of the page.
  • On the site contents, page select site pages and click on New.
  • Once selected Wiki page, it will open with New Tab of the browser, here Just enter the Name of page and click on Create Option:
  • As soon as it will prompt us with page called, edit page mode.
  • Here, as we mentioned above, feel the data because it will open default blank page only.
  • We can add images, sources code, can add table and many things with the same we can do and share with team; this is easiest way to do with Wiki page. Once all done about editing and adding save the page, it will show like this.

Web part Page: A page, which can display a combination of information from other sources like it will fetch some data and appear on the page from other foundation. Web Part pages can display many types of data, including lists, other web pages, search results, or data retrieved from other servers.
Web part page is made up of a “web part” and contains content like files and documents. You can only insert Web Parts from your SharePoint with this type of page.
We cannot edit this page, there will no edit option available for this web part.
  • Let us start from using web part page and we will show the demo.
  • Login to the SharePoint site page, and open site contents page and select site pages from the same, above describe the steps.
  • On the Site pages, select New and add New Web part page.
  • Once selected it will take to new page where it will ask for enter name, Layout (defined the style and appearance of page), save location (select from drop down) and click create.

  • Web part page is created we can see the result page will be in edit mode where selected layout will appear like below screen shot:
  • Here we can select add a web part and can create page accordingly, in my last article I have described details about web parts in SharePoint Online, refer below URL for more details:

To be continuing for the next article I will be writing about Application Page and Master Page.

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