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Microsoft® SharePoint® Foundation 2010 Inside Out by Penelope Coventry Errin O’Connor Troy Lanphier, Johnathan Lightfoot, Thomas Resing, and Michael Doyle

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Web Parts on a Web Part Page

While there is little behavior difference between Web Parts on a wiki page and Web Parts on a Web Part page, let’s build a Web Part page to illustrate what the differences are.

Wiki pages are most often stored in the site pages library of a Microsoft SharePoint Foundation site, Web Part pages can be built in a document library, regardless of the library name.

Web Part pages are found in all but the Team Site template as the de facto page type and have a few interesting characteristics that make them different in behavior from their wiki page counterparts, such as:

  • No version control

  • No area for freeform content (graphics, images, and so on)

  • A very rigid structure that cannot be changed quickly—once a page layout is chosen, ...

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