We had a requirement to copy few web part pages from Staging environment to production. Achieved it with "Content Deployment Wizard" tool. However, copied pages gave this error message:
"This page is not using a valid page layout. To correct the problem, edit page settings and select a valid page layout."
Root cause of the problem is: Page layout URLs are hard-coded in the publishing/web part pages. When you copy/move them from one site to another (or during export-import).
Solution is: You'll have to update it. Here is the easiest way:
- Open you site in SharePoint designer, Navigate to the library (usually: Pages), Right click on your copied page, choose "Detach from page layout"
- Now, again right click on the page and choose "Reattach to Page Layout". Ignore any error it throws.
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