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Here is what I want to accomplish:

Inside of a Wiki Library, user says they need a new page and creates one using the [[ ]] syntax. Then when the user clicks that new link, they are asked to create a new page. Instead of a blank page being created, I want the page to have a layout and fields like Enter Description Here and Select a Topic with a drop-down menu.

I was able to create a content type and page layout but I'm not sure how to get the Wiki to use the new page layout instead of the old one.

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You should enable publishing feature. Then

Site Actions -> Site Settings -> Look and Feel -> Page Layouts and Site Templates

Here you can set the default page layout.

  • The publishing feature was already set. I set the default page layout to my custom wiki page layout. Then i went to my wiki library page to create a new page using the [[]] method. When i clicked the link to create a new page, it still created the page using the blank template. @amalhashim – Kizzie Oct 31 '14 at 15:09
  • @Kizzie as per this thread the setting needs to be saved twice. Give it a try. – Amal Hashim Oct 31 '14 at 17:09

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