Create Custom Page Layout in SharePoint 2016

Create Custom Page Layout in SharePoint 2016

In this post, we’ll explain how to Create Custom Page Layout in SharePoint 2016 using SharePoint Designer 2013.

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What’s Page Layout in SharePoint?

  • Page Layout is a system content type template created by the Publishing feature.
  • It’s used as a predefined template to customize the SharePoint Page structure as you prefer.
  • It’s only available for Publishing sites or sites that have the Publishing feature enabled.

Create Custom Page Layout in SharePoint 2016

Steps

  • Open your Publishing site > Site Actions.
  • Site Settings > Galleries > Master pages and page layouts.
Create Custom Page Layout in SharePoint 2016
  • At “Master pages and page layouts”.
  • From the above ribbon, click on New Document > Page Layout.
Create Custom Page Layout in SharePoint 2016 using SharePoint Designer 2013
  • At the New Page Layout page > Content Type Group.
  • Select “Page Layout Content Types“.
  • At the “Content-Type Name”, select an “Article Page”.
  • Specify et the URL Name, Title as you prefer.
  • Click OK.
Create Custom Page Layout using SharePoint Designer 2013

Create Custom Page Layout using SharePoint Designer 2013

Steps

  • Open SharePoint Designer > Open your site.
Open SharePoint Designer 2013
  • Go to All Files >_catalogs >masterpage directory.
  • Your newly page layout should be listed.
Master Page in SharePoint Designer 2013
  • Right Click on your Page layout and select “Check Out”.
  • Again, right-click on your page layout and select “Edit file t in Advanced Mode”.
  • Perform your updates as you prefer.
  • Once you finished your updates, save your page layout.
  • From the above ribbon, click on “Check-in”.
Check in Page Layout in SharePoint
  • Finally, check “Publish a major version” and approve your page to be available in Page layout gallery with your customization.
Publish and Approve in SharePoint Designer
  • Go back to your site, Open your page.
  • Edit your page, click on Page layout.
  • Great, the page layout should be listed and ready to use now.
Page Layout in SharePoint 2016

Applies To
  • SharePoint 2016.
  • SharePoint 2013.
  • SharePoint 2010.
Conclusion

In conclusion, we have briefly explained how to create custom page layout in SharePoint 2016 using SharePoint Designer 2013.

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