SharePoint Online: How to Save a Modern Page as Template?

Requirement: Save a page as a template in SharePoint Online.

How to Save a Modern Page as Template in SharePoint Online?

Page Templates in SharePoint Online provides great re-usability and saves a lot of time. Once you finish customizing a page by adding web parts, content, styles, etc. you can save it as a template and create new pages from it, so that you don’t have to start from scratch again! To save any modern page as a template in SharePoint Online, follow these steps:

  • Navigate to the page which you would like to save as a template.
  • Edit the page and choose the “Save as template” menu item from the save drop-down menu.
  • This saves the page as a template under the “Templates” folder of the site pages library. At a later point of time, You can edit this page template if need. Updating the page layout won’t affect any page that are already created from the template.
how to save a page as a template in sharepoint online

Alternatively, you can navigate to any page, and click on “Promote” from the toolbar and choose “Save as Page Template” to create a new page template. You can also use: New >> “Copy of this page” from the drop-down menu of any page to create a new page from an existing one.

save page as template in sharepoint online

And now, anyone can create new pages from the template! If you choose a page template, a new modern page will be created exactly with the same structure and look & feel of the template page.

how to create sharepoint online page template

You can click on the little three vertical dots to set it as a default template or remove the template from site!

Once you create a page from the template, you can further customize the created page by adding/removing web parts and other content (That won’t affect your saved template, BTW!).

Salaudeen Rajack

Salaudeen Rajack is a SharePoint Architect with Two decades of SharePoint Experience. He loves sharing his knowledge and experiences with the SharePoint community, through his real-world articles!

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