I have encountered this issue working on several Sharepoint 2010 publishing sites. If I create a page with a custom Page content type then edit the page properties, the content type automatically changes to the default Sharepoint 'Page' content type. I can manually switch it back to my custom page type but I wanted to try and find a way to prevent the content type from changing in the first place. I always add my custom page content types to the Pages library. Was wondering if anyone else has encountered this issue and if there is a way to prevent the content type from switching when I edit page properties?

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Page Layouts can be tied to specific Content Types; is it possible that your selected Page Layout is changing your content type?

  • Never realized that before, I always made my layouts with the default Page content type.
    – bberndt
    Mar 7, 2017 at 20:11
  • I think the reasoning is that you can use fields in your layout that you know are going to be present in the Content Type... Mar 7, 2017 at 23:31

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