By default in Sharepoint 2010, new pages I create have a really rich editing experience, allowing the user to add formatted text and webparts into the same content area e.g. default page. These pages are 'Wiki pages' and get stored in the Site Pages library.
Having now enabled publishing mode so as to create a branded template for our pages (with fixed column widths and the like), it seems like the control being used for the content area is different - only allowing content to be placed in web part areas e.g. new template. These pages are 'published pages' and get stored in the pages folder.
We really want to use a blend of the two. The published page gives lots of control over column widths etch that we don't seem to get from the wiki pages but the wiki page editor is much better. Is there any way to use the same control that's being used on the wiki page in a published page?