Friday, 24 February 2017

Overview of SharePoint Online Page Types-part2

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

Hi, welcome back to the article about Overview of SharePoint Online Page Types-part2. i have described about the first part of the same in last article, see from the below URL:
Application page: Application pages are used to support application operations in SharePoint online or On-premises version. In case of Office 365 SharePoint it used to store cloud, which will be, maintain by Microsoft, if we are using SharePoint On-premise Application pages are stored on the file system of the front-end Web server in the %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server. Creating application page is quite difficult than all above categorised SharePoint online page.
For more details of Application Page see below URL:
Master Page: SharePoint master pages is chrome type page, which provides us the interface and overall layout of the pages on a SharePoint site. The common elements of a page. Its header, navigation links, Site Actions menu, and so forth. They are placed in the same areas regardless of the page you are viewing. We can see default page of any SharePoint site and some of SharePoint site page is very different from each other. So maybe you will think how SharePoint is having different style page customised requirement.
Note: Master page gallery and page layout galleries is nothing but Document Library.
Below is the screen shot of SharePoint default page and customised page:
  • Default page of any SharePoint page will be like below screen shot:
Here we can see the Header, Footer, navigation page is defined, so the below layout is fixed by default we cannot change the interface of this page, to change an interface we need customization in the master page.
  • Customise site page of SharePoint, which you can done and make as your requirement from master page as I said above.
  • In the SharePoint online, we can check the Master page from site setting of page and select master page and page layout from web designer galleries.
  • From the master page and page layout page, we will get List of folder and files where all page and layout is defined.
To check more about master page look below demonstration from MSDN site:


One of awesome article is exist on the internet world which will solve your maximum of doubts:

  • Let us see how we can change the Layout of SharePoint page or customize from default page.
  • To change anything we need an Application SharePoint designer, we can open our site and can do modification, as you required. To open in SharePoint designer, click on site page enter the Site URL and it will prompt us for password, enter password and wait for some time. Once all set we can see the Home page SharePoint site will appear on the Designer.
  • Here we need to select the master page, and click on Seattle. Master. It will open page in edit mode where you do your own customization and save the same.
  • We need to publish to same to take effect on the site.


SharePoint tip: The difference between a web part page and wiki page, look for the edit button on the top of the page. If it is there, then you have yourself a wiki page. By default, our team site page is Wiki page where we can edit and modify the page.

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