We have a SharePoint 2016 test site with several sub-sites.

The homepage for some of our sub-sites have the following Page Tab Banner:

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While other sub-sites have the below much more restrictive Page Tab Banner:

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What is happening here? Why does the above banner not have a page history button? Is it a permissions issue? I should have full control to the site and this sub-site... Any assistance you can provide would be very much appreciated.

EDIT1: Thank you for the responses. I cannot reply to them (Need 50 Rep), so I will reply below.

  • vinit kumar - Both sites have the same features enabled.
  • Sohail Shaikh - Is it possible to convert a Web Part Page into a Wiki Page?
  • Tally - I checked the Advanced Permissions for both sites and when I typed my name it said that I have "Full Control" to each of them.

EDIT2: I think Sohail Shaikh's answer is what I needed to understand - The first banner is for a Wiki Page and the second is for a Web Part Page.

I activated a "Wiki Page Home Page" and the new homepage had the more advanced Page Banner.

Site Settings -> Site Actions -> Manage Site Features -> Wiki Page Home Page -> Activate.

You can access the old homepage from the Site Structure:

Site Settings -> Site Administration -> Content and structure

In my case, the old Web Part homepage was called "default" and the new Wiki homepage had been placed in the "Site Pages" folder.

  • Please check all the features Enabled is same in both the sub sites and check both the Page Library Advance settings. Commented Oct 16, 2018 at 7:04

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Below page toolbar refers to Wiki Page.

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Below page toolbar refers to Web Part Page:

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It could be that you have different permissions in each site/sub-site.

Regarding the Page History / Versioning - it might be that in Site A versioning is enabled, whereas in Site B versioning is not in use, therefore there is no version history available.

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