Our content editors have created a new community subsite and whilst it has adapted to the master page i have created it seems to have its own page layout...but i can't find this anywhere or work out which ones it using.

Whatever its using its come in with a lot of extra CSS DIV's and tables etc and i want to try and remove this? Anyone ran into this issue or know how to modify the community template?

or do i just need to modify the aspx pages?



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According to the ONET for Community sites it uses a page layout called welcomelayout2.aspx

Located at ~SiteCollection/_catalogs/masterpage/welcomelayout2.aspx

Full Module for default page:

<Module Name="TopicsDefaultPage" Url="$Resources:osrvcore,List_Pages_UrlName;" Path="">
            <File Url="Default.aspx" Type="GhostableInLibrary" >
                <Property Name="PublishingPageLayout" Value="~SiteCollection/_catalogs/masterpage/welcomelayout2.aspx, ~SiteCollection/_catalogs/masterpage/welcomelayout2.aspx" />
                <Property Name="ContentType" Value="$Resources:cmscore,contenttype_welcomepage_name;" />
  • thanks! been trying to track that down for a while...will have a look at that.
    – Stephen
    Jun 12, 2013 at 14:35
  • hmm dont think thats the case for office 365 environments...
    – Stephen
    Jun 12, 2013 at 14:38
  • Strange, you'd figure that they should not write the same thing twice:/ Jun 12, 2013 at 14:46
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    Agreed...it looks to me when you create a community site the pages are created as .aspx pages without any reference to page layouts which is frustrating as i now need to make the same changes to 7 pages which are all involved in the community site!
    – Stephen
    Jun 12, 2013 at 14:50

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