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When I go to Site Settings->Site Administration->Content and structure Logs I find, among other categories, the following two categories: Pages and Site Pages. I don't understand what's the difference between these two categories, and why are the pages I've created listed under Site Pages instead of Pages?

Thank you in advance!

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A Pages library is a document library that contains all the content pages for a publishing site. A site that has thousands or tens of thousands of pages stored in the Pages library must consider a unique set of issues that relate to managing these pages, and providing navigation between them in a site.

and Site Pages library that contains all your pages (including the home page) so as you create new content.

Edit #1 As Duncan said, the answer is copied from the link I already pasted above as Discussion Link Thank you Duncan for pointing out.

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please let us know if you have any query. Mark it as answer if it solves your query – Varun Verma Aug 20 '14 at 8:12
I can't really understand your answer. Your second paragraph seems to begin mid-sentence. I don't really understand the differences. Also, I don't think adding "Discussion Link" is really the same as saying "The entire contents of my answer has been plagiarised from this link". – Duncan Jun 15 '15 at 12:39
@Duncan, I have updated the answer. Thank you – Varun Verma Jun 16 '15 at 6:00
But your answer still doesn't make sense. Can you improve it? – Duncan Jun 16 '15 at 7:42

As Varun Verma answered already, I will try and support the answer with my own to get you as much resources/information as possible. :)

Content pages in Site Pages library are wiki pages. Page Layouts in Pages library, on the other hand, are the layout upon which a new Publishing page is created.

This article explains what page layouts are and how they relate to Publishing pages.

Source discussion

Also here is a link to a website with a good breakdown of the different pages and their features: Wiki Pages vs Web Part Pages vs Publishing Pages for Sharepoint Intranet Content Pages

I hope we have answered your question thoroughly enough! :)

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Nicely Said Tenttu! – Varun Verma Aug 20 '14 at 8:11
Happy to help! :) – Tenttu Aug 20 '14 at 9:47

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