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Blugold Insider: Page Types

There are two types of pages you can add to your Insider site: Publishing Pages and Site Pages. We recommend using Publishing Pages in order for you and your team to have greater control over the content on your site.

Publishing Pages


  1. Click the gear in the top right corner of your site, and click Site Contents.

    site contents

  2. You will be taken to a page showing all of the Apps on your site. Find the Pages app, and click the Pages icon.

    pages icon

  3. In your pages library click Files in the Library Tools tab at the top of the screen, and click the New Document icon on the far left of the ribbon.

    new document icon

  4. Add a Title, Description, and URL for your page.

  5. In the Page Layout list, scroll down and select (Welcome Page) Blank Web Part page. Then, click Create.

  6. To navigate to your new page, click on the page Name in the Pages Library.

Don't see a Pages Library? Publishing might not be turned on for your site. Contact your SharePoint Site Analyst or to get that problem solved.

Editing and Publishing

  1. To edit your page, click the gearin the top right of your site, and click Edit Page.

    edit page

  2. Saving your Publishing Page is a three step process.
    1. Select the Page tab on the toolbar, and click the Save icon.
      check in publishing
    2. From the Page tab, click the Check In icon.

      Note: While the page is checked out to you, you are the only one who is able to edit the page and see any changes you've made to it.

    3. From the Publish tab, click the Publish icon.

      publish page

      Note: Before you publish the page, the changes you have made will only be visible to users with certain levels of access to your site. This allows you to make changes to your page and share these with other members of your team first before pushing the changes out to the general users of your site.

      Note: Alternatively, you can skip straight to step three of saving your Publishing Page. This will automatically complete steps one and two for you.

Site Pages


  1. Click the gear in the top right of your site, and click Site Contents.

    site contents

  2. You will be taken to a page showing all of the Apps on your site. Find the Site Pages app, and click the Site Pages icon.

    site pages icon

  3. Go to the Files tab on the toolbar, and click the black arrow next to the New Document icon.

    new document drop down

  4. Here you can click to add either a Wiki Page or a Web Part Page.
    1. A Wiki Page is for mostly textual content.
    2. A Web Part Page is for a page that will mostly use Web Parts.

  5. The next screen will vary depending on which type of page you've decided to add.
    1. Wiki Page: Enter a page name.
    2. Web Part Page: Enter a name, layout, and save location.

      Note: Keep in mind that the name you choose will be both the URL and the page title. Attempt to keep the page title as short as possible in order to keep the URL clean.

      Note: Keep the default Site Pages save location.

      When you click on the layouts, a visual representation will appear to the left. Pick whichever layout you think will suit your needs.

  6. Once you've finished, click Create.

Editing and Saving

  1. To begin editing a Site Page, select thePage tab in the toolbar, and click the Edit Page icon. You may also click the gear in the top right corner of your site and select Edit Page. 


  2. Once you are finished editing the page, select the Page tab, and click the Stop Editing icon. Once this icon is clicked, a site page is automatically saved.


    Note: A Site Page also includes the Check In Check Out system the Publishing Pages and Document Libraries use, but it is never activated automatically.

Help Desk

For more information or to request a service, contact the LTS Help Desk:
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