How can I save or check in my Home.aspx pagelayout?

Whenever I try to save or check in my Home.aspx pagelayout welcome page I get the following error.

Invalid SPListItem. The SPListItem provided is not compatible with a Publishing Page.

And this:

Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing.PublishingPage.GetPublishingPage(SPListItem sourceListItem) +303
   Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing.Internal.WebControls.PublishingPageStateControl.RaisePostBackEventForPageRouting(String eventArgument, SPRibbonCommandHandler control, RaisePostBackEventDelegate raisePostBackEventDelegate) +110
   Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing.Internal.WebControls.PublishingPageSaveAndStopEditHandler.RaisePostBackEvent(String eventArgument) +134
   System.Web.UI.Page.RaisePostBackEvent(IPostBackEventHandler sourceControl, String eventArgument) +29
   System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint) +2981

I have created home.aspx as a new pagelayout as a welcome page.

2 Answers 2


It would help to see your code, but you can try this one.
I think this would do the trick.

using (SPSite site = new SPSite("http://myservier"))
    using (SPWeb web = site.OpenWeb())
        PublishingSite pSite = new PublishingSite(site);
        SPContentType ctype = pSite.ContentTypes["MyWelcomePage"];
        PageLayoutCollection pageLayouts = pSite.GetPageLayouts(ctype, true);
        PageLayout pageLayout = pageLayouts["/_catalogs/masterpage/PageLayout.aspx"];
        PublishingWeb pWeb = PublishingWeb.GetPublishingWeb(web);
        PublishingPageCollection pPages = pWeb.GetPublishingPages();
        PublishingPage pPage = pPages.Add("home.aspx", pageLayout);
        SPListItem newpage = pPage.ListItem;
        newpage["Title"] = "Page added programmatically";

        newpage.File.CheckIn("CheckIn programmatically");
        newpage.File.Publish("Publish programmatically");

Good luck.

  • Please forgive my stupidity - where do I need to place this code? Jan 10, 2013 at 14:50
  • Did you create your home.aspx page programmatically? or by using the SharePoint UI? Jan 10, 2013 at 14:56
  • I created it with Sharepoint Designer Jan 10, 2013 at 14:58
  • Try to deactivate and reactivate the SharePoint Server Publishing site feature Jan 10, 2013 at 15:02
  • I have tried that - it didn't seem to work ... Jan 10, 2013 at 17:02

From your comments, it seems you created the Page Layout using SharePoint Designer.

Can you try to re-create the Page Layout using SharePoint Design Manager?

Tutorial: How to: Create a page layout in SharePoint 2013

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