In a previous post I have tried to display some SharePoint pages examples built with the standard Article Page Layouts. With this one I’m going to show you how to add a custom column to the Article Page content type and how to use it on the sites pages.
So, let’s create a site column. Please go to Site Setting -> Site Columns (below Galleries).
Click the Create button. On the new page please complete the column details (name, description, type etc.) and the click Ok.
Now, go back to the Site Settings page and click on the Site Content Types (it is located below Galleries). Scroll down to the Page Layout Content Types and click on the Article Page link.
It is time to add the column created earlier to this content type. Please click on the Add from existing site columns button.
In order to use it we still have to add this column the the page layout design. So, please open Share Point Designer and the root site of your site collection.
I will edit the ArticleLeft.aspx – a page layout which corresponds to the Article Page content type. There is no rocket science here. After you open and check-out the file just click on the Insert section (from the Ribbon) and then: SharePoint -> Show Toolbox.
Just insert the custom field where ever you want it within the page layout. After that save the page, check it in, publish it and approve it.
If everything is fine when you edit a page which is using the modified page layout you should see the custom column within the SharePoint Page.
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