Difference Between Pages And Site Pages Libraries

Most of us beginners to SharePoint have a question in our minds about the difference between Pages and Site Pages.

Basically, Pages and Site Pages both are OOTB libraries provided by SharePoint then what is a difference between these two libraries?

Pages Library

  • A Pages library is a document library that contains all the content pages for a publishing site.
  • A site that has thousands or tens of thousands of pages stored in the Pages library must consider a unique set of issues that relate to managing these pages and providing navigation between them in a site.
  • Please find the below screenshot for Pages Library.

Site Pages

  • Site Pages library that contains all your pages (including the home page) so as you create new content.
  • We can create the below pages using Site Pages.

    • Wiki Page
    • Web Part Page
    • Site Page

  • We will discuss these Pages in my next article.
  • Please find the below screenshot for Site Pages.