A: Yes, it's possible to use a custom page as a home page. You can set it in multiple ways:
- If you have enabled the Publishing features on your site, or your site was created from a Publishing template, then you can just go to Site Actions, Site Settings and click Welcome Page, then select a page.
- You can open the site in SharePoint Designer, right-click any .ASPX page, and select Set as Home Page.
- If you're a developer, you can set the home page by using code. See the MSDN page "SPFolder.WelcomePage property" for more information.
- If you're a SharePoint administrator, you can use a Windows PowerShell script to select a master page:
$site = Get-SPSite http://yourserver/sites/yoursite $web = $site.RootWeb (or $web = $site.OpenWeb("yoursubsite") $folder = $web.RootFolder $folder.WelcomePage = "SitePages/home.aspx" (or $folder.WelcomePage = "default.aspx") (or $folder.WelcomePage = "Shared%20Documents/mycustomwebpartpage.aspx") $folder.update() $web.Dispose() $site.Dispose()
For SharePoint 2007, replace the first line of the above script with the following:
[System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("Microsoft.SharePoint") $site = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite("http://yourserver/sites/yoursite")