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Webucator's Free SharePoint 2013 Tutorial

Lesson: Page Content

Welcome to our free SharePoint 2013 tutorial. This tutorial is based on Webucator's SharePoint 2013 End User Training course.

SharePoint offers a couple of ways to add content to the pages in a site. The latest technique and the one implemented by the Team Site template is through wiki style pages. Another method that has been part of SharePoint since the beginning is the use of Web Parts and Web Part pages. Both techniques are similar in the output that can be created, and both Web Part pages and wiki pages share the ability to add Web Parts to them.

Lesson Goals

  • Learn what wiki pages are.
  • Learn what Web Part pages and Web Parts are.
  • Learn how to add content to the Team Site Home page.
  • Learn how to change the layout of the Team Site Home page.
  • Learn how to create a Web Part page.
  • Learn how to create a wiki page library.
  • Learn how to add Web Parts.
  • Learn how to manage Web Parts.

Wiki Library Pages

Editing the Team Site Home Page

This walk-through will show you how to edit the Home page of a team site. This walk-through will use the Marketing team site created in an earlier walk-through. Sites based on the Team Site template store their default Home page in the Site Pages library that is an instance of a wiki library. The walk-through explore some of the tools available to wiki pages by modifying the site's Home page.

  1. Navigate to the Marketing team site in your browser.
  2. Remove the Get started with your site section from the home page.
    1. Click the REMOVE THIS link at the top of the Get started with your site sectionRemove this link
    2. Note the balloon tip notifying you that you can access the Getting Started tasks from the Settings menu at any time.Getting Started tip
  3. Add an image to the home page of the Marketing site.
    1. Click the EDIT link located below the Settings cog icon. Edit link.
    2. Click the INSERT tab to open the toolbar. Design tab
    3. Click the Picture drop-down link and choose From Computer in the list. Insert image menu.
    4. In the Upload Picture dialog form click the Browse button to open the Choose File to Upload dialog window. Select Picture dialog
    5. Navigate to the folder you downloaded to course files to and select the victory.jpg file. Click the Open button to complete the file selection.
    6. Click the OK button to complete the image upload. Note that the file will be loaded to the Site Assets library by default.
  4. Change the layout of the Marketing site's Home page.
    1. With the Marketing site's Home page still in edit mode, click the Format Text tab to open the toolbar. Format Text tab
    2. Click the Text Layout drop-down button and select One column with sidebar from the menu of options. Layout text options.
  5. Add text above the image added earlier.
    1. Hover and click just to the left of the image so that the insertion point is located right next to the image. Insertion point.
    2. Type the following text to the left of the image: Marketing Rules! Wiki text region
    3. Highlight the text we just typed, "Marketing Rules!" and click the Heading 1 option from the Styles area of the Format Text toolbar. Markup Styles menu
  6. Add a link to the Site Assets list inside the new region below the heading from the previous steps.
    1. With the Home page still in edit mode hover and click to add your insertion point just below the "Marketing Rules!" text. Insertion point.
    2. On the new line type the following: [[. A menu will open after you type the second "]", select List: from the menu.wiki menu
    3. From the second menu, select Site Assets/ from the list.wiki menu
    4. Type "]]" to the end of what we entered in the previous steps. The completed link should look similar to the following image.wiki menu
    5. Click the Save button on the toolbar to save your changes.Save and Close button
    6. Verify the wiki style link to Site Assets works by clicking it. It should take you to the Site Assets library. Calendar wiki link

Web Part Pages

Creating a Web Part Page

This walk-through will show you how create a new Web Part page in a team site. This walk-through will use the Marketing team site created in an earlier walk-through.

  1. Open your browser if it is not already open and navigate to the Marketing site.
  2. Create a new Web Part page in the Site Pages library of the Marketing site.
    1. Click the Site Contents link the Marketing site's Quick Launch menu. Quick Launch menu.
    2. Click the Site Pages link on the Site Contents page. Site Contents.
    3. Click the FILES tab in the Site Pages library to open the toolbar. Site Pages library.
    4. Click the New Document drop-down button and choose Web Part Page from the options menu. New Web Part Page menu.
    5. Type "MarketingInfo" in the Name field. Take a moment to read through the different options in the Layout list box as well as the options in the Save Location combo box.Web Part page create form
    6. Select Header, Footer, 3 Columns in the Layout list box and leave Site Pages as the choice for the Save Location. Click the Create button to complete the process.
    7. The new Web Part page will look similar to the image below. Note the regions within the page that are arranged based on the layout option you chose when you created the page and inside those regions are links that allow you to add Web Parts.Web Part page edit mode

      The next walk-though will show you how to add Web Parts into some of those regions.

    8. Leave the MarketingInfo page in edit mode for the next walk-through.

Working with Web Parts

Adding Web Parts to Pages

This walk-through will show you how to add Web Parts to the MarketingInfo Web Part page of the Marketing site. Due to the large number of Web Parts, this walk-through will only use a few of them but the basic use and properties are shared by all Web Parts.

  1. If the MarketingInfo page is not open, then open it from the Site Pages library in the Marketing site. The Site Pages library is not listed on the Quick Launch menu by default so to view it you can click the Site Contents link within the Quick Launch menu.
  2. Add a Content Editor Web Part to the Header region of the MarketingInfo page.
    1. With the MarketingInfo page open in edit mode, click the Add a Web Part link in the Header region. Web Part page edit mode
    2. From the Web Parts list pane, select Media and Content under Categories and then select Content Editor from under Web Parts. Click the Add button to add the Web Part to the Header.Web Parts list
    3. Click the Click here to add new content link within the newly added Content Editor Web Part.Content Editor Web Part
    4. Type "Marketing Information" inside the Content Editor Web Part.
    5. Highlight the text "Marketing Information" and click the Heading 1 style from the Styles group in the FORMAT TEXT toolbar. Markup Styles menu
  3. Add an Image Viewer Web Part to the Header region of the MarketingInfo page.
    1. Before you add an Image Viewer Web Part, you need to add an image you can link to. Click the Site Contents link in the Quick Launch menu. Navigate Up menu
    2. Click the Site Assets link on the Site Contents page.
    3. Click the new document link on the Site Assets page. Site Assets library
    4. Click the Browse button in the Add a document dialog.
    5. Navigate to the folder you downloaded the class files to and select the formal-with-laptop.jpg file. Click the Open button to complete the file selection.
    6. Click the OK button to complete the upload process.
    7. Click the Site Contents link in the Quick Launch menu.
    8. Click the Site Pages link on the Site Contents page.
    9. Click the MarketingInfo link in the Site Pages library to open our Web Part page so you can add the Image Viewer to it.
    10. To edit the page, click the Page tab and select Edit Page from the toolbar.Page tab
    11. Click the Add a Web Part link above the Content Editor Web Part in the Header region.
    12. From the Web Parts list pane, select Media and Content under Categories then select Image Viewer from under Web Parts. Click the Add button to add the Web Part to the Header region.Web Parts list
    13. Click the open the tool pane link within the newly added Image Viewer Web Part.Image Viewer Web Part
    14. In the Image Viewer properties pane, type either the full path or the relative page to your Site Assets library and the "formal-with-laptop.jpg" image. In this walk-through example the root relative path is /sites/student00/marketing/siteassets/formal-with-laptop.jpg, you can use the Test Link link to verify the path. Click the OK button at the bottom of the properties pane once you have verified the path.Image Viewer properties
  4. Add a List View Web Part to the Middle Column region of the MarketingInfo Web Part page.
    1. Click the Add a Web Part link in the Middle Column region.Add Web Part link
    2. From the Web Parts list pane, select Apps under Categories then select Site Assets from under Web Parts. Click the Add button to add the Web Part to the Middle Column region.Web Parts list
  5. Click the Stop Editing button on the PAGE tab toolbar to view the results. Page tab
  6. Remove the Image Viewer and Content Editor titles from their respective Web Parts.Web Part page with parts
    1. Click the Edit Page link on the Page toolbar.
    2. Hover the mouse cursor over the upper-right corner of the Image Viewer Web Part and click on the down-down arrow that appears. Select Edit Web Part from the drop-down menu.
    3. In the Image Viewer Web Part properties pane, expand the Appearance settings.Web Part properties pane
    4. In the expanded Appearance settings, click the Chrome Type drop-down field and select None from the list.Web Part properties pane
    5. Click the OK button at the bottom of the properties pane to save the changes to the Web Part.
    6. Repeat the previous steps to remove the title from the Content Editor Web Part.
    7. Click the Stop Editing button on the PAGE toolbar to see the results.

Working with Wiki Pages

Duration: 15 to 25 minutes.

In this exercise, you will add a new wiki page to the root parent site's Site Pages wiki library. You will explore the editing tools by editing and adding content to the new wiki page.

  1. Create and edit a new page in the Site Pages library of your root parent site.
    1. Make sure you are on the Home page of the root site.
    2. Click the Site Contents link in the Quick Launch menu. Contoso Quick Launch Site Contents circled
    3. Click the Site Pages link on the Site Contents page. Site Contents

      The Site Pages is a wiki page library created by default when the Team Site was created. It is also where the sites default Home page is located.

    4. Click the new Wiki page link in the Site Pages library page. Contoso Site Pages Add new page link circled
    5. In the New Item form, enter "NewCEO" in the New page name field. Click the Create button to complete the process. New Page dialog form
    6. Your browser will now be on the new blank page in edit mode. Take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the FORMAT TEXT and INSERT toolbars.Page editing toolbar
    7. Enter the following text into the new page, each on a separate line:

      New CEO of Contoso

      Please Welcome Wilbur Whipple as the new CEO of Contoso.

      Wilbur's achievements to date include:

      Masters degree from NYU

      Former CEO of Intel

      Retired Marine Sergeant

    8. Select and highlight the line "New CEO of Contoso" and click the Heading 3 option from the Styles options in the FORMAT TEXT toolbar.Format Text tab toolbar
    9. Select and highlight the three lines of Wilbur's achievements, Master's degree from NYU, Former CEO of Intel, and Retired Marine Sergeant. Click the Bullets button on the FORMAT TEXT toolbar in the Paragraph group.Format Text tab toolbar
    10. Click the Text Layout drop-down button on the FORMAT TEXT toolbar in the Layout group. Select the One column with sidebar option.Format Text tab toolbar
    11. Click in the upper-left corner of the new sidebar box to place your insertion bar at that point.Wiki demo page with sidebar
    12. Click the INSERT tab to open the toolbar.Editing Tools toolbar insert tab circled
    13. Click the Picture drop-down in the INSERT toolbar and select the From Computer option. Editing Tools toolbar insert tab Picture circled
    14. In the Upload Image dialog form, click the Browse button to open the Choose File to Upload dialog window.Select Picture dialog
    15. Navigate to the folder you downloaded the class files to and select the ceo-wilbur.jpg file. Click the Open button to complete the file selection.
    16. Click the OK button to complete the image upload. Note that the file will be uploaded to the Site Assets library by default.
    17. The final formatted version of the wiki page should look similar to the following image. Wiki demo page completed version

      Note that with the picture selected in the wiki page there is a new IMAGE toolbar tab for formatting the picture on the page.

    18. Click the PAGE tab and then click the Save button to save your wiki page edits back to the Site Pages wiki library.Wiki edit page tab with save and close circled
  2. Edit the Home page of Contoso Home Site and add a link to the new CEO wiki page.
    1. Click the Contoso Home Site link in the Top Link Bar to navigate to the Home page of Contoso Home Site. Contoso top link bar with Home link circled
    2. Click the REMOVE THIS link on the home page to remove the Get started with your site region. Remove this link.
    3. Click the Edit icon to switch the Home page into edit mode.Contoso top link bar with Edit icon circled
    4. Click inside the Home page just below the welcome paragraph to place your insertion bar at that point.Contoso Home page edit mode with click here callout
    5. Enter the following text at the insertion point:

      Introducing the new CEO of Contoso [[

    6. >After you type the second square bracket, you will get a drop-down menu of available pages to link in the Site Pages library.Wiki link menu
    7. Select NewCEO from the drop-down link choices and finish the link by typing two closing square brackets ]].
    8. The final text should look like the following with the page in Edit mode.Wiki style link in edit mode
    9. Click the Save button on the FORMAT TEXT tab toolbar to save your changes.Wiki editing toolbar format text tab and save and close circled
    10. Note how the square bracketed text has become a link to the NewCEO wiki page you created earlier.Wiki link in browse mode

Working with Web Part Pages and Web Parts

Duration: 15 to 25 minutes.

In this exercise, you will create a new Web Part page and add Web Parts to it.

  1. Create a new Web Part page.
    1. Click the Site Contents link in the Quick Launch menu. Site Contents link.
    2. Click the Site Pages link on the Site Contents page. Site Pages link.
    3. Click the FILES tab to open the toolbar. FILES tab.
    4. Click the New Document drop-down arrow and then choose the Web Part Page option. Web part page choice.
    5. Type "MyWebPartPage" in the Name field. Take a moment to read through the different options in the Layout list box as well as the options in the Save Location combo box.Web Part page create form
    6. Select Header, Left Column, Body in the Layout list box and leave Site Pages as the choice for the Save Location. Click the Create button to complete the process.
    7. Your new Web Part page will look similar to the image below. Note the regions within the page that are arranged based on the layout option you chose when you created the page and inside those regions are links that allow you to add Web Parts.Web Part page edit mode
  2. Adding a Content Editor Web Part to the Web Part page and create sample content.
    1. With the MyWebPartPage you created in edit mode, click the Add a Web Part link within the Header region.
    2. This will open a new area below the toolbar with categorized Web Parts to choose from. Take a few moments to browse the different categories and Web Parts within those categories. Note how you can choose which region on the Web Part page the Web Part will be added to with the Add Web part to: drop-down field.Web Parts picker region
    3. Select the Media and Content category and select the Content Editor Web Part. Click the Add button to add it to the Header region.
    4. Click the link Click here to add new content inside the Content Editor Web Part you just added.
    5. Type the following text inside the Content Editor Web Part.

      My Web Part Page

      Welcome to my Web Part page.

      This content was created using the Content Editor Web Part.

    6. Select and highlight the line "My Web Part Page" and click the Heading 1 from the Styles area of the FORMAT TEXT tab toolbar. Format Text tab toolbar
    7. Select and highlight the text "Content Editor" and click the Bold button from the Font area.Format Text tab toolbar bold circled
  3. Add a List View Web Part on the Web Part page.
    1. Click the Page Tools Insert tab and click the Web Part icon in the Web Parts area.Page Tools Insert tab with Web Part circled
    2. Click Apps in the Categories list box, Favorite Cars in the Web Parts list box, and Body from the Add Web Part to: combo box. Add Web Part insert tab toolbar
    3. Click the Add button to insert the selected Web Part to the Body region.
    4. Hover your mouse over the top right corner of the new Favorite Cars List View Web Part and click on the arrow that appears and from the drop-down menu select Edit Web Part.Web Part menu with Edit Web Part circled
    5. The previous step will open a properties control for the Favorite Cars List View Web Part with several expandable property regions. Take a few moments to expand and read through the various property options the Web Part offers.Favorite Cars Web Part List View properties
    6. Expand the Appearance region in the Favorite Cars List View Web Part properties control.
    7. In the Appearance region, replace the text in the Title field with "Really Fast Cars" and select Title and Border in the Chrome Type combo box.Favorite Cars Web Part Appearance region
    8. Click the OK button at the bottom of the Web Part properties control to save your property changes.
    9. Click the Stop Editing button on the PAGE tab on the page's toolbar to view the final version of the page.Web Part page Stop Editing control circled