Page templates for Modern Pages and Libraries that allow removal of elements and reuse
Allow page authors to design page templates right in the Page Edit UI. Page edit would allow them to remove the Title Banner, Logo, left navigation, Edit link, New Link, Share Link, Search box and save the template for reuse.
Page Templates would support web parts and new developed custom JS controls for things like custom navigation controls.
We are working on a solution to save a modern page as a page template. This list of available templates will be shown to users when they click New > Page or New > News. It will include some out of the box templates from Microsoft and any templates saved to the site.
This does not affect the Site header, navigation, search box, command bar, or other site elements.
The thing I struggle the most is all the white space, not being able to use all of the available width of a modern site page on a classic site, too much space between the web parts. The columns don't adjust to the width of the data and I haven't found any good way to use the two column layouts. Regardless which format of the two column choices I select, the data in the web parts doesn't display properly.
Thanks, but saving a modern page as a template does not address the loss of functionality. Ideally, would we be able to turn off many parts of the modern page like the Title, Search, Navigation, etc..
Mandino Nabula commented
Love modern page, though the drastic change doesn't come as intuitively for some users who are accustomed to classic page. A template that allows a couple of default web parts (text, image) would be a good start for users who doesn't know what to do with a blank page. TY!
Ryan Healy commented
If we could have some configurable elements, like hide/show, then just using the ability to create copies would suffice, templates wouldn't be necessary.
Having said that being able to provision pages through code would be helpful so templates would be welcome
D Mogren commented
We are struggling with the over abundance of white space. Configurable spacing is needed.
I truly like where modern sites are going but we need more flexibility in removing white space / page layout, list view web part configuration, navigation control, search functionality...you know, like what we have with previous SP versions. Consultants are asking for this. Customers are asking for this. MS - Please help those that are helping you.
Robert Wagenaar commented
maybe we could build it ourselves using PnP-JS-Core?