How to Create a New Web Part Page in SharePoint

By Ken Withee

You can use links to connect your Wiki Content pages and Web Part pages in SharePoint. A Web Part page can also be set as the home page.

To create a new Web Part page:

  1. Click the Settings gear icon and choose Site Contents.

  2. Click the Site Pages library or whichever library you want to hold your new Web Part page.

  3. Click the Files tab of the Ribbon.

    The Files tab appears.

  4. Click the New Document drop-down list on the left of the Ribbon and select Web Part Page.

  5. Enter a name for the new page in the Name text box, and then select a Layout by clicking a layout in the Choose a Layout Template box.

    Click different options in the list box to see a thumbnail of the layout options.

    Layouts for Web Part pages can’t be changed after the fact. You don’t need to use every zone that appears on your layout, but you do want to select a layout that supports the desired design of your page.

  6. Select the document library that will contain this page by selecting an option from the Document Library drop-down list.

    Web Part pages are stored in libraries, so by default the Site Pages library is selected for you. You can also create a new library to store your Web Part pages if you want to be different.

  7. Click the Create button.

    Your new Web Part page opens in Edit mode, ready for you to start adding Web Parts.

You can change the home page of your site to any Wiki Content page or Web Part page. Simply click the Make Homepage button in the Page Actions area of the Edit tab on the Ribbon while editing the preferred page.