SharePoint: Adding Pages to your Site

When adding a page to a SharePoint site, webparts are added and customized to build and create content for your page. Text, images, files, video, dynamic content and more can be added using the webparts listed in this article.


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Task: To add a page to a SharePoint site.



Step 1 - Click on the cog wheel in the upper right of the screen.

Step 2 - Choose Add a Page.

Step 3 - Name the page something related to the expected content.

Note: The page name is used to create the page URL, so ensure that it is correct. If you rename the page, all links will be broken and must be changed in all locations.


Step 4 - Choose to include/exclude a picture in the banner using the menu to the left.


Outcome: A new page is created.


Task: To add a webpart to your page.



Step 1 - Go to the page where you want to add a webpart.

Step 2 -  Click Edit at the top right of the page.

Step 3 - Hover your mouse above or below an existing webpart and a line with a circled will appear.

Step 4 - Click the +, a list of webparts will display.

Pages Web Parts










Step 5Type in the Search box, or click the Expand Button in the top right to show a larger view of webparts by category. Webparts can also be sorted in this view. 

Step 6Click on a webpart to select it.


Outcome: The selected webpart is added to your page.


Task: To move or remove a webpart from your page.



Step 1 - Go to the page where you want to add a webpart.

Step 2 - Click Edit at the top right of the page.

Step 3Hover the mouse over the webpart; a small toolbar on the left of the webpart will appear. 

  • To move the web part, click the Move webpart button (four arrows icon) and drag the webpart where you want it on your page.
  • To remove the web part, click Delete webpart button (trashcan icon).


Outcome: The selected webpart is moved or removed from your page.


Task: To create a news post to your page.

Note: News can be seen by anyone who has access to the site from the SharePoint landing page.



Step 1 - From the Home site of your site, if you have the news webpart, click Add.

Step 2 - Enter a name for the news post.

Step 3 - Add relevant webparts into the announcement, then save.


Outcome: A news post is added to the page.


Further reading:

More information available at Microsoft - Add Webparts.


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