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Edit a Wiki Page, Introduction

A SharePoint Online tutorial by Peter Kalmström

SharePoint iconWhen you create a new site collection or classic subsite, the home page will be a wiki page. Here you can add text or links or insert images, videos etc. directly into the page or insert various kinds of web parts and customize them.

The wiki pages are coded in HTML, but Microsoft has also made it easy to customize them without using code. Content can be added with tools in the SharePoint ribbon, and if you add web parts you can edit them in a right pane. It is also easy to regret changes.

In the the demo below, Peter Kalmström, CEO and Systems Designer of kalmstrom.com Business Solutions, focuses on page customization with the SharePoint ribbon tools. He only shows how to reach the HTML code.

If you want to use HTML code, you should be aware that there are some restrictions in the use of CSS and JavaScript. We recommend the Content Editor web part.

This is what Peter shows in the demo:
  • How to open a page in edit mode.
  • How to check out a page while editing so that no one else can edit the same page.
  • How to Remove a web part.
  • How to enter and format text in a web part.
  • How to use Ctrl +Z and Ctrl + Y for undo and redo.
  • How to apply styles to text in a web part.
  • How to save the changes to the web part.

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