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Which types of pages in SharePoint are modern pages and which are classic pages.

Is it possible to see what type of pages they are when they are created?

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In SharePoint online, when you open Site Pages library, you can see two types of pages:

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  • Web part page: these are classic experience pages
  • Site Page: these are modern experience pages

Identify type of page after creation:

  1. Using look & feel:

    After page creation, you can easily identify the type of page by it's look & feel (see below differences).

    Differences between classic pages and modern pages:

    Classic web part page:

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    Modern site page:

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  2. Using content type:

    Alternatively, you can add Content Type column in site pages library using view settings. It will show you the page type like:

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    Where Space type is related to SharePoint Spaces.

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Here is how you can tell the difference between the classic and the modern pages. Just a few differences. But there are a lot more:

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You can also review the SharePoint classic and modern experiences article from support.microsoft.com.

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