New Modern Page Title/Banner Layouts in SharePoint Online/O365

Recently, SharePoint Online/O365 (and soon SP 2019?) released an upgrade to the page title area of modern pages. Previously, the header area of a page was restricted to a banner image and text. Then they released an update that allowed customizing the image. Then removing the image. Now we’ve leaped ahead and you can choose from four layouts:

First edit the modern page and click the “Edit” icon on the title area:

Select a layout & alignment

Image and title

Plain

Color block

Overlap

Add “tag” text above the title

Show published date

Don’t forget to save your changes and publish your page when finished.

Create old web part page instead of using SharePoint framework’s new page experience

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The new SharePoint framework has a lot to offer in the way of development possibilities and user-friendliness. Creating a page using their new default page experience seen above is much more intuitive, inherently mobile-friendly and easy to whip together some decent-looking dynamic content in just a few clicks. But this new experience doesn’t allow for adding web parts like you may be used to. And customizing layouts isn’t as accessible as it once was. The following few steps will allow you to create a page that utilizes familiar layouts (columns and sidebars) and web parts.

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