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I am trying to create a second publishing library in my site for holding News Articles. When I try and create a new Article in that library I get an exception error. Is this normal behaviour? I don't want to store lots of news articles in the same library as normal pages.

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It's limitation in SharePoint, There is only one page library per WebSite. But there are other workaround.

Solution A
Create sub-web to separate your article more.

Solution B

  • Create a new Content Type inhering from "Page" content type.
  • Add new column to store article categories into new content type.
  • Add the content type to page library.
  • Now you have 2 types of articles template to choose from.
  • Further create new library View to separate it.

Solution C
Create folder in page library to separate your articles.

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You can have only one Pages library per site; this library is king-of hard-coded in the product.

But why don't you simply create folders/subfolders in the main Pages library, to sort your articles?

  • Thanks for your answer. That was my next thought if this was an ootb feature. – Razzmos Jan 7 '17 at 10:53

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