How to edit your existing public website in Office 365

INTRODUCTION
This article describes how to locate the list of pages for your Microsoft SharePoint Online Small Business public website. When you access the pages by using the methods in this article, the website editing tools and tabs are active when you open the pages. 

Note The guidance in this article concerns the site that existed before the upgrade to the next version of SharePoint Online. This guidance doesn't apply to the new public website that was created during the upgrade.

Important Microsoft has discontinued the SharePoint Online Public Website feature. Customers who currently use this feature will continue to have access to the feature for a minimum of two years after the changeover date of March 9, 2015. New customers who subscribe to Office 365 after the changeover date won't have access to this feature. For more information, go to the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
3027254 Information about changes to the SharePoint Online Public Website feature

PROCEDURE
Use one of the following methods to access the list of pages.

Method 1

Browse to the pages library, or enter the URL for the pages list in your browser’s address bar. To browse to the list of pages, follow these steps:
  1. Sign in to your SharePoint Online Team Site. Or, if you haven’t made changes to the Member Login link on the public website, you can access the Team Site by clicking the link on your public website.

    Note If you access the Team Site through the public website link, make sure that you're logged in as a user who has the appropriate permissions to change the public website.

    If you don't see the Member Login link, you can change the display options for the site to display the link. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Access the public website in Edit mode.
    2. On the Design tab for the public website editing tools, click Setup.

      Screen shot of Design tab, highlighted Setup option
    3. In the Setup window, click Display "Member Login" button in navigation, and then click OK.
    4. Click the Save icon in the upper-left corner of the page to save your changes.
  2. On the Team Site, click the Website link at the top of the page.

    Screen shot of Team Site, highlighted Website link
  3. Click the page that you want to change.

    Note The page opens by having the editing tools and tabs active.

Method 2

Enter the URL of the pages list directly into your browser’s address bar. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Browse to the SharePoint online public website that existed before the upgrade.
  2. Delete all text after the ".com" part of the URL.
  3. Add "/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx" to the end of the URL, and then press Enter to access the pages list. For example, if the URL of your public website is http://contoso.sharepoint.com, use http://contoso.sharepoint.com/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx

    Note Make sure that you're logged in as a user who has the appropriate permissions to change the public website.
  4. Click the page that you want to change. The page opens by having the editing tools active.
MORE INFORMATION
For more information about how to work with your two Office 365 public websites, go to the following Microsoft website:

Still need help? Go to the Office 365 Community website.
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Article ID: 2840053 - Last Review: 03/23/2016 19:18:00 - Revision: 12.0

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