My SharePoint website developed on Office 365 online having the default home page redirects the url from (eg. www.abc.com) to (eg. www.abc.com/SitePages/Home.aspx).

I am looking for an option/solution for taking the /SitePages/ from URL for SEO purpose so that the default home page redirects to the main url (eg. www.abc.com) , removing anything after the site name from url.

How can this be done?

  • I have a subsite and there are some sitepages. I want to have my URL xxx.com/subsite/page1 instead of xxx.com/subsite/sitepages/page1. IN reviewing your response above, there are no page folder under my subsite to move to. What should I do?
    – user33086
    Sep 3, 2014 at 21:20

2 Answers 2


OK, I got the answer. All you need to do is copy the .aspx page from SitePages into the Pages directory, set it as the Home Page through SP Designer. The extra folders and names will disappear :)

If you don't see the Pages directory, first enable the Publishing feature on the site.

  • There are no pages directory for me to move to under my subsite.
    – user33086
    Sep 4, 2014 at 5:59
  • It is present in the "All Files" folder. You can access it via Sharepoint Designer.
    – Avy
    Jun 26, 2015 at 12:30

site content > Pages > select page in ribbon click on make homepage. any page you will select as make home page will be default home page for the site. image set as home page

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge that you have read and understand our privacy policy and code of conduct.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.