I am trying to add page in SharePoint Online but page layout (Welcome Page) Search People is not showing up among the options.

Is it some SharePoint Feature that I need to activate to get the page layout?

  • I have my welcome page Search people set up but it doesn't pull anything in. I am trying to set up a company directory that is searchable but I am not having any luck. Jan 21, 2021 at 18:27

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You need to activate the following site collection feature:

Search Server Web Parts and Templates This feature will add the Search Server Web Parts and Display Templates to your site. Search will work on most sites without this feature being activated, but if you get a message about missing templates when searching, then activate this feature.

The layout should be available after you activate this. If not, check the Page layouts and site templates page under site settings. The site could be configured to only use certain page layouts.

-Hope it helps

  • I didn't found the exact match for Search Server Web Parts and Templates Features in site feature !! but yes I found Search Config Template Feature... are the both same ?
    – cjs
    Apr 21, 2015 at 9:33
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    You are looking at "Site Features" not "Site Collection Features"... Apr 21, 2015 at 12:14
  • Check answer given by Cherry Wang MSFT Support on community.office365.com/en-us/f/154/t/229652 Apr 26, 2016 at 6:20

The marked answer is incorrect. The Site Collection feature SharePoint Server Standard Site Collection features needs to be activated.


Thanks Rodirgo, your suggestion helped.

and in the mean time I get another workaround:


this link also provide solution.


Please try to enable the SharePoint Server Publishing site feature.

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