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Creating Page Layouts in SharePoint 2010

Written By: Hesham Saad -- 6/14/2011 -- join -- contribute -- (21) comments -- printer friendly version

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Categories: Design, Features, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint Designer 2010, SharePoint Foundation 2010

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Problem

ManySharePoint portals require having various page layouts/templates available while creating a new pages. This tip explores multiple approaches in providing different options. 

Solution

A "Page Layout" is a page template that controls how the page looks and exactly which elements (such as lists and libraries) should be present on the page. We'll see how to create page layouts in SharePoint 2010 using these approaches below:

  • Creating Page Layout via SPD " SharePoint Designer 2010".   
  • Creating Page Layouts via default OOTB "Out of the box" SharePoint web browsable layouts.

1. Creating Page Layout via SPD "SharePoint Designer 2010":

- Click on Start > SharePoint > Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010:

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- Click on "Sites" > Type your "Site name" > Open:

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- Click "Page Layouts" under "Navigation":

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- Click on "New Page Layout" under the "New- Page Layouts" tab > Select "Page layout Content type" as the "Content Type Group" and "Article Page" as the "Content Type Name" then fill in the "URL Name" and "Title" as desired for the new page layout:

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- Here is the created page layout for "MSSharePoitnTipsSPDLayout.aspx". We can play around and change the HTML as we wish:

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