How to Create a New Page

Step 1:

Navigate to the subsite where you want to add a page, e.g. Home > About Babson > Profile of Babson.

Screenshot Navigate To

Step 2:

If you are logged in, go to Site Actions dropdown and select New Page.

Screenshot New Page

Step 3:

A New Page dialog box will appear. Enter the page name using the site standards:

  • Use all lower case letters
  • No special characters like @, &, *, et. al.
  • Use a small number of words that intuitively describe the page, e.g. “student testimonials”
  • SharePoint will automatically place a hyphen (“-”) between words to eliminate spaces

Press the Create button.

Screenshot Create Button

Step 4:

SharePoint will take you directly into the page you’ve created and you’ll be in Edit mode.

Screenshot Edit Mode

Step 5:

Before you continue, update the page layout by selecting the Page tab and then Page Layout > Level 3 Column, which is the default layout for most pages.

Screenshot Layout

Step 6:

Add the page header image by clicking on the “Click here to insert a picture from SharePoint” link in the “Page Image” field. In the resulting box, select the Browse button to navigate to the correct image.

Screenshot Page Header

Navigate to the Images folder under the very top folder in your section, in this case About > Images.

Screenshot Select Photo

Click on the correct header image–in most cases this will be the L4-header–and hit the OK button to save. Do not enter anything in the Alternate Text area in the next box, just hit OK.

Step 7:

Update the Short Title and Long Title fields under Edit Properties so you will be able to publish the page. Go to Page tab and select Edit Properties under the Edit Properties icon.

Screenshot Edit Property

SharePoint will prefill the Short Title with the page name (e.g. “student testimonials”) and your name as Owner. These following 5 Properties fields should be corrected/filled:

  • Short Title (page title, e.g Student Testimonials)
  • Long Title (page title | section title, e.g. Student Testimonials | Profiles of Babson)
  • Meta Description (sentence of 165 words maximum, e.g. Hear from our students about their experiences in the Undergraduate program at Babson.)
  • Owner (blank unless you know the owner)
  • Babson Tags (e.g., student testimonial, profiles)


Screenshot Edit Properties


Screenshot Edit Properties

Click Save when you are done.

Screenshot Save Properties

Now you are ready to edit your page content!