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I've This Code to Add Page from Page Layout

 using (SPSite site = new SPSite(w.Url))
        {
            using (SPWeb web = site.OpenWeb())
            {
                PublishingSite pSite = new PublishingSite(site);
                SPContentType ctype = pSite.ContentTypes["Page"];
                PageLayoutCollection pageLayouts = pSite.GetPageLayouts(ctype, true);
                PageLayout pageLayout = pageLayouts["/_catalogs/masterpage/gallery.aspx"];
                PublishingWeb pWeb = PublishingWeb.GetPublishingWeb(web);
                PublishingPageCollection pPages = pWeb.GetPublishingPages();


                //
                try
                {
                    PublishingPage pPage = pPages.Add("photogallery.aspx", pageLayout);

                    SPListItem newpage = pPage.ListItem;
                    newpage["Title"] = "Gallery" + " | " + web.Name;
                    newpage.Update();
                    Console.ForegroundColor = ConsoleColor.Green;
                    Console.WriteLine("Gallery Page Successfuly created for " + web.Name);

                    newpage.File.CheckIn("all looks good");
                    newpage.File.Publish("all looks good");
                }
                catch (Exception e)
                {
                    Console.ForegroundColor = ConsoleColor.Red;
                    Console.WriteLine("The Gallery Page is Already Created for this site! You can Recreate It");  
                }

            }
        }

How can i apply Layout to existing Default homepage Site/subsite/default.aspx ?

pWeb.DefaultPage //returns the Default.aspx page

but i dont know how to change its layout

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The default.aspx page is a web part page. You can change the layout of a layout page and not the webpart page. If you requirement is to set a layout page as the home page of site, then you can use following code sample:

using (SPSite site = new SPSite("http://YourSite"))
{
    using(SPWeb web = web = site.OpenWeb("SubWeb"))
    {
        SPFolder rootfolder = web.RootFolder;
        rootfolder.WelcomePage = "Pages/Home.aspx";
        rootfolder.Update();
    }    
}

UPDATE

To update the "SharePoint Server Publishing" Feature in all subsites of a site collection, use follwoing PS code:

$site = Get-SPSite "http://aissp2013/sites/team"
foreach ($web in $site.AllWebs)
{
    $FeatureID = "94c94ca6-b32f-4da9-a9e3-1f3d343d7ecb" 
    Write-Host "Enabling feature in $web"
    Enable-SPFeature -Identity $FeatureID -Confirm:$false -Url $web.url -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
}
Write-Host "Finished!"
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  • The 'Pages' Document Libarary is missing :( – Ahmed Aborady Feb 18 '15 at 14:36
  • it thew that exception – Ahmed Aborady Feb 18 '15 at 14:36
  • I found that server publishing feature is disabled on all sub sites how can i enable them on all sub sites ? – Ahmed Aborady Feb 18 '15 at 14:43
  • Use a PowerShell code to loop through all sub sites and update the feature. – Nadeem Yousuf-AIS Feb 18 '15 at 14:56
  • i used This script can u take a look ? its loading for very long time no sigle writeLine in powershell sharepointfix.com/2011/01/… – Ahmed Aborady Feb 18 '15 at 15:07

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