Change landing home page in SharePoint

This is an article will tell you how to change the landing home page of SharePoint into a custom page that you designed or developed on your own. This will help you when you create a project for the client and deliver to them. It is very easy to change the home page as you desire.

When exporting and importing sites throughout SharePoint 2010 that are upgraded sites from SharePoint 2007, you probably noticed that the homepage for the imported site defaults to SharePoint 2010’s wiki-style page at /SitePages/Home.aspx.

Step 1:
Open->Start->All programs ->Microsoft Sharepoint 2010 products ->

Step 2:
Open ->Sharepoint 2010 Management Shell -> Run as Administrator ->

Step 3:
provide cd <Space> “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\BIN”

Step 4:
Place the following code in the PowerShell to change welcome page of SharePoint.

If you’re a SharePoint administrator, you can use a Windows PowerShell script to select a master page.

Below is a script I created that will prompt you to enter the Web Application and Welcome Page and then loop through each site in the Web Application and set the Welcome Page. Save this as a .ps1 file and run it from the SharePoint 2010 Management Shell:

$assignment=Start-SPAssignment
$web=Get-SPWeb -Identity "https://sharepoint:1000" -AssignmentCollection $assignment
$rootFolder=$web.RootFolder
$rootFolder.WelcomePage= "SitePages/CPITHome.aspx"
$rootFolder.Update()
Stop-SPAssignment $assignment
$web.Update()
$web.Dispose()
Stop-SPAssignment $assignment

Step 5:
Go and check the homepage landing in the site.

Method 2:
If the publishing features are enabled for a site then else
Open > Site Settings -> Site Collection Administration
Select ->Site Collection Features
check -> SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure -> active

Open > Site Actions ->Manage site feature
Activate -> SharePoint Server Publishing feature
Now check
Open > Site settings -> Welcome Page

Step 1: Site Actions, Site Settings, Welcome Page

Step 2: Change the URL

Method 3:
SharePoint 2010 gives you an easy way to change the default homepage when users hit your site. In order to set one of your custom pages as the default homepage, you can go to that page and click on the “Make Homepage” button in the ribbon under the “Page” tab in the “Page Actions” category.

Open SharePoint designer.
Step 1: Create a custom welcome page
Step 2: Right-click the new page and click “Set as Home Page”

Method 4:
Step 1: Open Visual studio
Step 2: Create SharePoint project
Step 3: connect to the site using code as given below

using (SPSite oSiteCollection = new SPSite("http://MyServer/sites/MyWikiSite"))
{
SPWeb oWebsite = oSiteCollection.OpenWeb();
SPFolder oFolder = oWebsite.RootFolder;
oFolder.WelcomePage = "My Wiki Library/MyWelcome.aspx";
oFolder.Update();
oWebsite.Dispose();
}

Step 4: Now deploy the code and see the changes in the welcome page.

These are a different way of changing the welcome page in SharePoint 2010 and also SharePoint 2013 version.

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Hope this article is useful for you.

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