Create site page in SharePoint online

In this SharePoint Online tutorial, we will discuss what are site pages in SharePoint Online? Then we will see, how to create site page in SharePoint Online. I will also show you, how to copy an existing site page and create a new page from that in SharePoint Online.

We will also see:

  • How to copy site page from one site to another site using Power Automate or Microsoft flow.
  • Cannot create a site page. please have your administrator enable the required feature on this site
  • Create site page option missing in SharePoint Online modern sites
  • Site assets library missing SharePoint Online

What is a site page in SharePoint Online

SharePoint site page is used to display and organize the content in the pages of the SharePoint site. So each site has multiple pages and it can be located in the site page library in the SharePoint site.

SharePoint site pages are a great way to share ideas using images, excel, word and documents, and more. We can create and publish the page quickly and easily.

How to Create site page in SharePoint online

Here we will learn how to create SharePoint site page in a modern SharePoint Online site.

Check out What is SharePoint Online Modern Experience.

Follow the steps to create SharePoint modern site page:

  • Open the SharePoint site where you want to create a page (Make sure you are at the home page).
  • Click on the Dropdown arrow next to the + New button.
  • Select Page.
create site page template in SharePoint Online
create site page template in SharePoint Online
  • We get three options to create a site page using the SharePoint page template.
    • Blank– Start from scratch. Add column, text, images, link, video, and more.
    • Visual – Visually attractive template with a focus on images that complement your text.
    • Basic – Basic two-column template with an emphasis on text and example of text formatting.

I have used Blank template to create SharePoint site page.

  • Click on Create.
create site page template in SharePoint Online
create site page template in SharePoint Online
  • Add a name to the Page.
create site pages in SharePoint Online
create site pages in SharePoint Online

Now, you can simple Publish the page and the site page will be available to the users.

But, if you want to display any information, then you can add various modern SharePoint web parts.

  • Click on the Plus button after each section to add web parts. For example, I have added File viewer, Document Library, News, and Event.
create site pages in SharePoint Online
create site pages in SharePoint Online
  • After adding web parts, you can publish.

Now, page is created, you can see the page in SharePoint site.

create site pages in SharePoint Online
create site pages in SharePoint Online

The file will be available in the Site pages library in the SharePoint Online site.

Copy Site Page and Create a New Page

Now, we will see how to copy site page in SharePoint Online by using an existing page.

Here we will learn how to copy pages in SharePoint sites

  • Open the SharePoint site
  • Navigate to pages in Quick launch.
  • Then select a page which page you want to make a copy.
  • Click on the Copy to icon to copy the pages in same site and same library.
copy SharePoint site page
How to copy site pages in SharePoint Online
  • Click On Copy here. After that you can see the replicate of that page.
copy SharePoint site page
copy SharePoint site page

Copy SharePoint site page using Microsoft flow or Power Automate

In modern SharePoint sites, there is no functionality to copy a SharePoint site page from one SharePoint site to another. But you can copy site pages from one SharePoint site to another using power automate. Using power automate you can copy a single page at a time.

You may like, What is Microsoft flow or Power Automate + How to use flow with examples.

To create a flow follow the steps

  • Open power automate (flow.microsoft.com)
  • Click on Create.
  • Select Instant cloud flow.
SharePoint online copy modern page to another site using power automate
sharepoint online copy modern page to another site
  • Give a flow name, under choose how to trigger this flow click on Manually trigger a flow. Click on create.
SharePoint online copy modern page to another site
sharepoint online copy modern page to another site
  • Click on the Next step to add an action.
SharePoint online copy modern page to another site
sharepoint online copy modern page to another site
  • Select copy file for SharePoint.
sharepoint online copy modern page to another site
sharepoint online copy modern page to another site
  • Give Current site address, file to copy(which file you have given that one will copy), destination site address, destination folder, and select copy with new name if another file is already in destination sites.
sharepoint online copy modern page to another site using flow
sharepoint online copy modern page to another site
  • Click on Save.
  • Then click on the Test icon and select manually and hit the Test button.
sharepoint online copy modern page to another site using flow
sharepoint online copy modern page to another site
  • Sign in to run the flow. Once you get sign in click on the Continue
  • Click on the Run Flow
sharepoint online copy modern page to another site using flow
sharepoint online copy modern page to another site
  • Click on the hyper text Flow run page to see whether your flow is successful or not.
sharepoint online copy modern page to another site
sharepoint online copy modern page to another site

Now, you can check destination site pages whether it is copied from source site.

SharePoint online copy modern page to another site using flow
sharepoint online copy modern page to another site

This is how to copy site pages from one site to another site using Microsoft flow or Power Automate.

Cannot create a site page. please have your administrator enable the required feature on this site

Let us see, how to solve an error: Cannot create a site page. please have your administrator enable the required feature on this site. The error comes while trying to create a site page in SharePoint Online or in SharePoint 2013/2016.

Recently, I was trying to create a site page in SharePoint Online site. But it gave an error as Cannot create a site page. please have your administrator enable the required feature on this site.

The error looks like below:

Cannot create a site page. please have your administrator enable the required feature on this site
Cannot create a site page

The error was coming because “Site Pages” feature is not activated in the SharePoint Online site.

Open SharePoint Online site, then click on the Gear icon -> Site Settings.

Then in the Site Settings page, click on “Manage site features” which is under “Site Actions“.

In the Site Features page, search for “Site Pages” site feature and click on Activate button to activate the “Site Pages” feature like below:

Cannot create a site page. please have your administrator enable the required feature on this site
Cannot create a site page sharepoint online

This SharePoint we learned how to resolve Cannot create a site page. please have your administrator enable the required feature on this site error in SharePoint Online Office 365.

Create site page option missing in SharePoint Online modern sites

Now, let us see, how to enable create site page option in SharePoint Online modern sites. We will also see, how to enable modern UI experience in Office 365 SharePoint Online document libraries.

Recently we wanted to create a site page in Office 365 SharePoint online site to use Microsoft’s new Modern UI features. But when we open the new team site collection, we could not see an option to create a new Site Page in Site Pages library (where we can use the modern UI feature). We can only see Wiki Page, Web Part Page and Link like below:

site page option missing in SharePoint
site page option missing in SharePoint

Also, we can not see the Site Pages document library in Site Contents in SharePoint Online sites.

Create site page option missing in SharePoint

Here we wanted to have the Site Pages document library and also wanted to enable the New experience of the document library.

So first we need to activate the below site features. For this Open the SharePoint site settings page and then click on manage site features and then you can see below two features, activate these two features.

  • Site Pages
  • Wiki Page Home Page
create site page option missing in SharePoint Online modern sites
Create site page option missing in SharePoint

Next is we need to make sure to enable morden UI features for site pages to document library. For this Open the document library and then go to Library settings-> Advanced settings.

create site page link missing in SharePoint
Create site page option missing in SharePoint Online

And then go to List experience and choose the radio button (New experience) like below:

enable create site page option in sharepoint online
Create site page option missing in SharePoint

Once all the things are set close the browser and refresh. Next time you will open Site Pages, you suppose to get Site Page option as shown below.

enable create site page option in sharepoint online
Create site page option missing in SharePoint

Sometimes, after doing all these also, I can not see the Create site pages option. So we have to enable the site page option in the SharePoint Online admin center.

Open SharePoint Online admin center and go to the settings page. If you are using modern SharePoint Online admin center, then you can also directly access the Settings page from the below URL:

https://yourtenantname-admin.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/online/TenantSettings.aspx

Then you will see an option as Site Pages. Here make sure Allow users to create Site Pages option is enabled.

If not enabled, enable it and it will take 3/4 hours to reflect.

create site page option missing in SharePoint

Here, we saw, how to solve the error create site page option missing in SharePoint Online modern sites. We saw how to enable create site page option in SharePoint Online modern site.

Site assets library missing SharePoint Online

Let us see, how to solve the site pages library missing in SharePoint Online or SharePoint 2013 issue. Also, sometimes you do not see the Welcome Page link under Look and Feel in the Site Settings page in SharePoint Online/2013/2016/2019.

Open SharePoint Online/2013 site, from the right side, click on the Settings icon and then click on Site Settings.

Under Site Actions click on “Manage site features”.

Then in the Site Features page, search for “Wiki Page Home Page” feature and click on Activate.

site pages library missing in sharepoint 2013
site pages library missing in SharePoint 2013

Now, go to Site Settings > Under Look and Feel Click on Welcome Page. It will appear like below:

Site pages links missing in SharePoint 2013
Site pages links missing in SharePoint 2013

Similarly, the site pages library will also be available in the SharePoint Online/2013 site.

This is how to solve the site pages library missing in SharePoint 2013/2016 or SharePoint Online.

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In this SharePoint tutorial, we will discuss:

  • What is a SharePoint Online site page?
  • How to create site page in SharePoint Online?
  • How to copy an existing site page and create a new page in SharePoint Online?
  • How to copy a site page in SharePoint Online from one site to another site using Power Automate or Microsoft flow?
  • Cannot create a site page. please have your administrator enable the required feature on this site
  • Create site page option missing in SharePoint Online modern sites
  • Site assets library missing SharePoint Online
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