The Microsoft SharePoint Training Series: How To Create And Edit Web Page Content Using SharePoint




Microsoft’s SharePoint provides a collaborative and shared content management environment to corporations to group its employees for projects. The network suite allows members to keep track of deliverables, interact with other employees working on the same project, and stay updated with announcements.

By creating a site, members can participate in projects, update others on their part of the work, communicate with other employees working on the same project, and keep track of other important updates including deadlines for deliverables. There are many advantages of using SharePoint to track the progress of your employees.

Following the steps mentioned below will allow you to accomplish some of the important changes and to fill your newly created site with content that is relevant to you. You can also take SharePoint online training courses if you wish to become an expert at creating and editing web page content using SharePoint.

Add or Edit Navigation Links

  • Locate the Settings icon on the top right corner and select Site Settings from the menu.
  • On the next screen, you will be presented with a lot of menus. Under the ‘Look and Feel’ list, click on ‘Quick Launch’.
  • Once you are on the navigation page, click on New Navigation Link.
  • Enter a description and place the correct URL of that particular page in the web address text box.
  • Similarly, you can edit or delete a navigation menu by clicking the small icon next to its name.

Enabling Tree View

Enabling Tree view will allow you to view menus comprehensively.

  • Go in to Central Administration and choose the site you wish to add content to
  • Locate the Settings icon on the top right corner and select Site Settings from the menu
  • Under the ‘Look and Feel’ list, click on ‘Tree View’
  • Simply enable the option by checking the box right next to ‘Enable Tree View’
  • Click on Ok and you will be taken back to Site Settings page where you will see some options below ‘Edit Links’ on the left-hand side.

Editing Title, Description, and Logo

Want to change the title of your site or have a custom logo that you would like others to see? Follow these steps:

  • Go in to Central Administration and choose the site you wish to add content to
  • Locate the Settings icon on the top right corner and select Site Settings from the menu
  • Under the ‘Look and Feel’ list, click on ‘Title, Description, and logo’
  • Once you are on the next screen, enter the name of your site in the Title and Description section
  • In the Logo and Description section, upload an image from your computer. Alternatively, you can type in text in the description box to be displayed as your logo
  • Click on ‘Ok’ and you will be taken back Central Administration screen where you can notice the changes made.

Change Theme of the Site

After you have done updating the title and logo for your site, you can perhaps take a look at the many themes available at your disposal. Follow the steps below, to learn how to change the look of your site:

  • Go to Central Administration and choose the site you wish to add content to
  • Locate the Settings icon on the top right corner and select Site Settings from the menu
  • Under the ‘Look and Feel’ list, click on ‘Change the look’ from the list
  • The next screen will present you with more than a dozen themes with a preview box of how your current site looks in the highlighted theme
  • Once you have decided on a theme, click on it and you will be navigated to the theme’s page.
  • You can further customize the theme by choosing a different color, font, or background from the options panel on your left
  • Click on ‘Try it now’. You will be taken to a live demo of the site.
  • If you like the way it looks then simply click on ‘Yes, keep it’.

Create Content Type

  • Go in to Central Administration and choose the site you wish to add content to
  • Locate the Settings icon on the top right corner and select Site Settings from the menu
  • Look for the ‘Web Designer Galleries’ menu and select Site Content Types from the list
  • Select ‘Create’ on the next screen where you can see all your existing content types, if you have any
  • Once the New Site Content Type windows opens up, provide a name and description in the appropriate section
  • Select the Parent Content Type
  • Select where the new content type is going to. Choose from an existing group or make a new group. The new content type will show up accordingly on the screen page with other content types.
  • Once you are done then hit the ‘Ok’ button.

Add Columns to Content Type

  • Go in to Central Administration and choose the site you wish to add content to
  • Locate the Settings icon on the top right corner and select Site Settings from the menu
  • Look for the ‘Web Designer Galleries’ menu and select Site columns.
  •  On the next page, click on the ‘Create’ button
  • You will navigate to the Create Column page. Enter the column name in the Name and Type section. There will be a list of categories to choose from. Tick the one that defines what the column is about
  • Choose a group under the Group section. You can choose from a list of existing groups that you may have or you can create a new group by providing a name in the text box.
  • Provide an optional description in the Additional Column Settings
  • Click on ‘Ok’ and you are done

Hopefully, with the instructions laid out above, you can start creating and editing content on your SharePoint sites. If you want to go deeper, you can take one of our SharePoint online training courses.

About The Author
Dennis
Enterprise Account Manager at QuickStart

Dennis Tello

Dennis is a passionate individual with eight years of experience in the industry. He loves working with organizations large and small, helping them train their technology teams. He specializes in DevOps training and has helped a number of organizations turn their IT teams into game-changers.