I have a Team Site collection which has the Publishing features enabled. When I click on the Site Settings icon and select "Add a Page" it always wants to create a site page under the "Site Pages" library. How can I change this default to a wiki page under the "Pages" library?

I've already limited the Page Layout and New Page Default Settings under the Site Settings / Page Layout and Site Template Settings but it doesn't seem to have effect.

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To get this working you need to go to

Site settings >> Manage site features - Find Site Pages feature, Deactivate it (Don't worry this won't delete your site pages library)

now try clicking "Add a Page"

Add a Page

To get a wiki as default change default content type of your Document library to Wiki

  • Thanks, I don't see a Site Pages feature under either the Manage Site Features or the Site Collection Features. Do you know if it's part of another feature?
    – gsr51
    May 31, 2017 at 19:14
  • I searched and found that "Site Pages" are part of the "Wiki Page Home Page" feature. I disabled it and it seems to do the trick. Thanks!
    – gsr51
    May 31, 2017 at 19:18
  • i know this is 2 years old, but I have been searching for this exact answer for DAYS! took so many different ways of constructing a google search to find this answer. TYVM
    – Bob Nocraz
    Mar 26, 2019 at 12:14

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