I want to modify the layout of my page Index.aspx.

I adapt the html code with my change and i deploy the change on my sharepoint server. The problem was, i cannot the change. There was only the old page layout.

On a forum i found a code that can "apply" the change but the code crashed my application.

$spWeb = Get-SPWeb("mywebsite")
$spFile = $spWeb.GetFile("mywebsite/Pages/Index.aspx") 
$spFile.Properties["PublishingPageLayout"] = "/_catalogs/masterpage/Pages/Index.aspx, Index" 
$spFile.CheckIn("Update page layout via PowerShell",[Microsoft.SharePoint.SPCheckinType]::MajorCheckIn) 

How can i rollback the change ?

1 Answer 1


This post has a slightly different method for changing the page layout that might work for you: http://myspworld.wordpress.com/2012/08/16/powershell-script-to-change-the-page-layout/

$spWeb = Get-SPWeb("http://yourwebapplication.com/yoursite")
$pWeb = [Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing.PublishingWeb]::GetPublishingWeb($spWeb)
$pSite = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing.PublishingSite($spWeb.Site);

$siteLayouts = $pSite.GetPageLayouts($false)
$myLayout = $siteLayouts["/_catalogs/masterpage/yourpagelayout.aspx"]
$query = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.SPQuery
$query.ViewAttributes = "Scope='RecursiveAll'"

$pages = $pWeb.GetPublishingPages($query)

foreach ($page in $pages)
    if ($page.ContentType.Name -eq "Folder")

    $page.Layout = $myLayout
  • It work. I can see my Index.aspx page !
    – Sancho
    May 21, 2014 at 14:38

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