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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
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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

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

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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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