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Types of Web Pages in SharePoint 2010

By Vanessa L. Williams

Part of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Although SharePoint 2010 gives you a lot of helpful tools to work with content, the ability to communicate effectively with your team, starting with a customizable home page, pulls everything together. Using web pages and Web Parts is how you arrange and present information in a collaboration site. Team sites use wiki pages to make it easy for everyone on your team to share information.

Page Default Location Typical Usage Scenario
Publishing Page* Pages library Complete control over look and feel; more granular content
management.
Web Part Page None; can reside in any library or folder To display Web Parts; no content management requirement.
Wiki page Site Pages Pages that look and function like the home page.
*Requires SharePoint Server 2010 Standard license