Creating a SharePoint Site: Step-by-Step Guide
SharePoint is a great tool for collaboration for businesses small and large. If you’re looking into building SharePoint sites and utilizing them for internal sharing and communication you will first have to build out the site. Follow along with this guide and we’ll provide a step-by-step walkthrough of the process of setting up a SharePoint site in SharePoint Online. We’ll cover everything from setting up your SharePoint account, creating and customizing pages, as well as adding content and features.
Whether you are just getting started with SharePoint or need help troubleshooting existing issues, this post was made for you! So let’s get started and learn how to create SharePoint site pages.
Overview of SharePoint Pages
Before we dive into the steps of creating a SharePoint page, let’s take a quick look at what it is and how you can use it. SharePoint is an online platform for document storage, collaboration, and communication. It was created by Microsoft and is often used in businesses to manage content. You can create pages on SharePoint that act as websites, much like a blog or portfolio. A page on SharePoint allows you to customize it with text, images, videos, and other content. It can also be used for collaboration with others by allowing them to view and edit the page.
SharePoint in addition to OneDrive is quickly replacing on-premise servers by allowing for cloud file sharing without the need for a file server. With SharePoint pages, you can easily grant and remove access to a certain SharePoint site that contains company data that is needed to collaborate with other members of your team. In addition to file sharing, businesses can use SharePoint integrations to help remove expensive application servers and utilize Microsoft 365 cloud services instead.
Preparing to Create Your SharePoint Sites
Before getting started on creating your internal site page, you’ll need the building blocks of an account and subscription that provides you access to SharePoint Online. If your business already has Microsoft 365, you should have the ability to go in and create a new SharePoint site. If you don’t have a Microsoft 365 subscription yet, head over to our Microsoft 365 page here in order to get the proper licensing needed. If you don’t need the full Microsoft suite, you can opt for a SharePoint Online license only by visiting this Microsoft page.
Creating Your Sharepoint Site and Selecting a Page Title
Now that you have the proper credentials, you will have the ability to add a page. Begin by logging into your Microsoft 365 account and clicking on the “SharePoint” tab in the left-hand menu bar. You’ll be taken to a page where you can create a new Sharepoint site with a custom name and template. Select the “Create” option and type in what you would like to select as your page title. This is what will appear at the top of your SharePoint page, so choose a title that reflects its purpose.
Adding Content and Designing Your SharePoint Site
Once you have your page created and title picked, it’s time to design the layout of your site. You can customize the look and feel by selecting templates from within Sharepoint or uploading new ones. This includes changing colors, font styles, backgrounds, and adding elements like menus and images. To customize the layout and design, head over to the “Pages” tab in SharePoint and select the “Design” option. After you have finished customizing your SharePoint page, you can start to add content to your SharePoint pages.
Adding content to a SharePoint site is easy and intuitive. You can use basic text editors to write new pages of content or upload existing documents. Images and videos can also be added simply by dragging them into the desired location on the page. Publishing your changes is as simple as clicking the “Publish” button. This will make your new page live or update an existing page.
Add Features, Apps, and Integrations to Your SharePoint Pages
The final step in your new page layout is to integrate third-party apps with your SharePoint page. This allows you to extend the functionality of the page by adding more features and content. To do this, go to the “Integrations” tab at the top of your SharePoint pages and select which apps you would like to add. You can also customize how each app interacts with your page. Once you are all set make sure to save your changes!
SharePoint also allows you to add features and apps to your page, such as a chat widget or calendar. This is done by searching for and selecting the desired app from within Sharepoint. Once added, these apps can be customized further to suit your needs.
Sharing and Managing Permissions For Your SharePoint Site
Now that your new page is all built out, it’s time to share it with the world! To do this, go to the “Share” tab at the top of the page and enter in the email addresses of the people you want to invite to your site. You can also use the “Direct Link” option to copy and paste a link that anyone can click on to view your page. Be careful with how you distribute this link, as you want to make sure that it isn’t accessible to people that shouldn’t have access to it!
To further edit permissions, go to the “Manage Access” tab at the top of the page and select who has access to the site. From here you’ll be able to add or delete users as needed. Additionally, you can control what type of permissions each user has by setting either “Read” or “Edit” access.
Finally, you can keep track of all the changes that have been made to your page by going to the “History” tab and selecting which time period you would like to view. This is great for keeping track of who made what changes and when!
Wrapping Up – Creating SharePoint Pages
Creating SharePoint pages is a great way to bring your ideas to life and give your team access to important documents. With the help of this guide, you should now have all the information necessary to create and customize your own SharePoint page. As always, if you have any questions or need additional assistance feel free to give us a call at 888-475-7277 or reach out through our contact page.