I have two site collections. On the first, I can make modern pages, add news articles, images etc and then set that or any page in the Site Pages folder as a home page by right clicking.

On site two, I can make the pages, but the option to set that as a home page is not there.

Both sites have the same permissions. Both pages are checked in when trying to set it.

Whats going on here? I've spent hours on a new page for site two and now I fear I will have to modify the "default" classic home page which is not what I want to do.

  • Are they both modern site collections? Commented Aug 12, 2020 at 16:01
  • They are indeed. I've checked site features. Checked everything i can think of. Commented Aug 12, 2020 at 16:19
  • How do you have the "classic" home page on a modern site collection? It sounds as though one of your site collections was originally classic. Commented Aug 12, 2020 at 17:38
  • Both of the site's had classic looking pages. Don't know how. Maybe they are wiki or webpart pages? Commented Aug 12, 2020 at 17:40
  • Are you viewing the pages library using the new experience? Commented Aug 12, 2020 at 17:42

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Please go to SharePoint Designer and check if you can set the home page as shown below:

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You could also try to use powershell to set home page and compare the result.



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