I have to create a small Intranet site for my company and I have to work with SharePoint Online. I added a Blog (from the prebuild template) for publishing articles but I cannot edit the page at all because the 'Edit Properties' button is greyed out.

Does anybody know how to edit the site?

Thank you.

EDIT: Mixed up 'Edit Properties' and 'Edit site', corrected it.

  • Site edit or Edit page? – Samir Khimani Feb 16 '17 at 13:36
  • Used the wrong english expression, corrected it. – jsmolka Feb 16 '17 at 13:52

I had a similar option in SharePoint Online trying to edit a Blog site homepage. Enable the site feature "Site Pages", then you can edit the blog homepage. To verify its not permissions, use a site collection admin account to test.

I blogged the solution here: https://eschrader.com/2018/02/28/sharepoint-online-blog-site-how-to-edit-the-homepage/

Enable the Site Pages feature, then you can edit the Blog site homepage


Make sure all pages are checked in, it could be that the default page is checked out from the initial creation of the site.


It's SharePoint OOTB page so we can't edit properties for that page. It is limitation by design.

You can edit properties of pages which are under "Site Pages" and "Pages" library.

  • Ok, let's say I want to edit this picture. How should I do it? (sorry for the noob-ish question) – jsmolka Feb 16 '17 at 14:06
  • It's not image but it is different different web part. You need to learn how to edit web part. – Samir Khimani Feb 16 '17 at 14:07
  • I just want to edit the blog like this. Seems like it was possibly in previous versions but isn't in the recent SharePoint Online. – jsmolka Feb 16 '17 at 14:22
  • No I don't think it was possible. SharePoint don't allow us to edit OOTB pages. – Samir Khimani Feb 16 '17 at 14:30
  • Seems like it was possible. Could you tell me where to edit the web part (and the picture) now? I seems like I am unable to find it online. – jsmolka Feb 16 '17 at 14:37

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