I have a migrated site (from SharePoint 2016 to SharePoint 2019). My migrated site doesn't have some of the same features and same look that are found on modern site in SharePoint 2019. I want to get the migrated modern page site features and look for my migrated site home page. How can I do this? These are some methods I was thinking but don't know if this is smart way

  • create a new page using the modern experience
  • create a new page in a new subsite in the same site collection and save as template and make it my new home page

Probably not right on any points. Can you help?

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The classic pages/sites will remain classic after migration. The best practice would be to build everything from scratch in modern experience.

Also quoting from this document: Differences between modern and classic experiences for lists and libraries:

There's not a 1:1 mapping between all features on a classic site and a modern team site. But site collection administrators can update the home page to the new home page experience. To do so, create a modern page with the web parts you want and then set it as the home page for your classic site.

  • Thanks. What if Page is missing from +new drop down? Nov 18, 2020 at 13:56
  • @SharePointLady Possibly because the Site Page feature is not enabled. Go to Site settings > Manage site features and activate the "Site Pages" feature. After that, add the Site Page content type to the Page Library. Nov 19, 2020 at 1:11

There is no conversion process from classic to modern. For pages, you need to recreate pages as modern from scratch. If you want the site to use a modern template (Communications or Teams), then you need to create a new site.

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