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Working with Web Pages in Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010

Key Points

  • In SharePoint Foundation 2010, a website is a collection of web pages.

  • There are two types of web pages—wiki pages and Web Part pages. On a Team site, blank site, or Document Workspace, the default web pages are wiki pages that are stored in a SharePoint Foundation–based wiki library named Site Pages.

  • Both wiki pages and Web Part pages can contain Web Parts.

  • A page can contain static and dynamic content, which is typically limited to no more than two or three screens of information.

  • Create forward links to pages by using double square brackets around a WikiWord. For example, type [[BedRoom]] to create a link to the page named BedRoom. The page does not have to exist when the forward link is created.

  • The easiest way to create a new wiki page is to create a forward link to a nonexistent page.

  • Major versioning is enabled on wiki page libraries, and therefore no amendments are lost.

  • Web Parts are reusable components that can contain any type of web-based content. They can display the contents of lists and libraries, as well as other content, such as the results of database queries, websites, web pages, files, and folders.

  • Web Parts are organized by categories.

  • The Lists and Libraries category contains an XLV Web Part for each list or library created in the site.

  • The Closed Web Parts category is a temporary storage space for Web Parts that have been removed from a web page by using the Close button.

  • A Web Part page can have two versions: a Shared version and a Personal version. All users can see changes made to the Shared version. Changes made to the Personal version are visible only to the user who altered his or her Personal version of the Web Part page. A user can reset the Personal view to the Shared view setting if desired.