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You reach a site that uses a standard SharePoint template when you browse to the URL for a public-facing site


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Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:
  • You browse to the following website:
    http://YourDomain-web.sharepoint.com
    Note In this web address and in the following web addresses, YourDomain represents the domain that you use for your Microsoft SharePoint Online site collections.
  • You are directed to one of the following websites:
    • http://YourDomain-web.sharepoint.com/sitepages/home.aspx
    • http://YourDomain-web.sharepoint.com/pages/forms/allitems.aspx
    • http://YourDomain-web.sharepoint.com/default.aspx
  • The website loads

In this scenario, you notice that the page displays a SharePoint template instead of the standard public-facing site template.

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Cause

This behavior occurs for one of the following reasons:
  • The Wiki Page Home Page Feature is enabled on the public-facing site.
  • An incorrect home page is set as the default home page.

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Resolution

To resolve this issue, follow these steps, depending on the website to which you are directed.

If you are directed to http://YourDomain-web.sharepoint.com/sitepages/home.aspx:
  1. Browse to the following website:
    http://YourDomain-web.sharepoint.com/_layouts/managefeatures.aspx
  2. Deactivate the Wiki Page Home Page feature.
  3. Browse to the public-facing site URL.
If you are directed to http://YourDomain-web.sharepoint.com/sitepages/home.aspx and if the steps that you followed earlier did not resolve the issue, or if you are directed to http://YourDomain-web.sharepoint.com/pages/forms/allitems.aspx or to http://YourDomain-web.sharepoint.com/default.aspx:
  1. Open the public-facing site by using Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010.

    For more information about how to use SharePoint Designer together with Office 365, visit one of the following Microsoft websites:
  2. On the left menu, open the Site Objects section, and then select All Files.
  3. Click the Pages folder.
  4. Right-click default.aspx, and then click Set as Home Page.
  5. Browse to the public-facing site URL.

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Keywords: KB2632912, o365, vkbportal230, vkbportal237, vkbportal231

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Article Info
Article ID : 2632912
Revision : 1
Created on : 10/21/2011
Published on : 10/21/2011
Exists online : False
Views : 60