How to change the default display, edit or create page for a SharePoint list


When you create a new SharePoint list you get 4 pages out of the box:

  • AllItems.aspx: the default view page
  • DispForm.aspx: the display page
  • EditForm.aspx: the edit item page
  • NewForm.aspx: the create a new item page

My rule no. 1: never modify the default pages! When you want to modify them create a copy and modify the copy.

When you’ve created a new page you want to set it as the default page. You can use SharePoint Designer to do this:

Open SPD en right click on the list and select “properties”.

In the new window select the corresponding file you want to set a default page.