How to Create Wiki Pages in SharePoint 2013

In Brief...

Content often doesn't warrant an official list or library that needs extensive data entered. You may simply want to create a brief text paragraph and insert images, with a view to existing lists. A wiki style page is perfect for that purpose. It is quick and easy to build and stores in a regular library.


  1. To create a new wiki style page, navigate to Site Contents.
    Site Contents

  2. Click on Site Pages.
    Site Pages

  3. Go to FILES > New Document > Wiki Page.
    Wiki Page

  4. Name the page. Remember to follow your organization's naming conventions. Click Create.
    Name Page

  5. Click on the PAGE tab. This tab has commands for file management, sharing, and permissions.
    Page Tab

  6. Next, go to the FORMAT TEXT tab. Text layout is a great way to rearrange the placement of items on your page. When formatting text, always try to use Styles whenever possible.
    Format Text Tab

  7. Many items can be inserted by clicking on the INSERT tab. Keep in mind that images or files need to be stored in SharePoint so others may gain access to them.
    Insert Tab

  8. Type in content (I have entered 'Welcome' in this example). Select and choose a style, such as Heading 1.
    Format Heading 1

  9. To save changes made to the page, go to PAGE > Save > Save.
    Save Page

  10. The page is now displayed.
    Page Complete

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