SharePoint Site Admins Quick Reference

Below a list of SharePoint URL Shortcuts for common SharePoint administrative functions. For most of the URLs you must have administrator privileges on the site. Some URLs require administrative rights on the SharePoint server. With this quick list, you can perform a number of actions faster than via the Admin GUI.

All links in this list refer to the English language directory (1033). For other languages you can replace 1033 with the correct LCID.

For example: Dutch 1043.

Quick URL Shortcuts

Here is the list of Quick URL Shortcuts to Frequent SharePoint Links:
  • Add web parts to any page: append  ?PageView=Shared&ToolPaneView=2
  • Create New Site Content (List, Library, etc)  /_layouts/create.aspx
  • Create New Site: _layouts/NewsbWeb.aspx
  • List Template Gallery: _catalogs/lt/Forms/AllItems.aspx
  • Master Page Gallery: _catalogs/masterpage/Forms/AllItems.aspx
  • Manage your Alerts  _layouts/SubEdit.aspx
  • Create New Alert: _layouts/SubChoos.aspx
  • Manage Site Collection Administrators  /_layouts/mngsiteadmin.aspx
  • Manage Sites and Workspaces /_layouts/mngsubwebs.aspx
  • Manage People  /_layouts/people.aspx
  • All People view: /_layouts/people.aspx?MembershipGroupId=0
  • Manage User Permissions /_layouts/user.aspx
  • Modify Navigation  /_layouts/AreaNavigationSettings.aspx
  • Modify Site Navigation: _layouts/SiteNavigationSettings.aspx
  • Recycle Bin /_layouts/AdminRecycleBin.aspx
  • Site Directory _layouts/SiteDirectorySettings.aspx
  • Save Site as Template: _layouts/savetmpl.aspx
  • Site Settings page: _layouts/settings.aspx
  • Create New Web Part Page: _layouts/spcf.aspx
  • Site Template Gallery : _catalogs/wt/Forms/Common.aspx
  • Site Column Gallery  /_layouts/mngfield.aspx
  • Site Content Types /_layouts/mngctype.aspx
  • User Information List /_catalogs/users/simple.aspx
  • Site Content and Structure Manager /_layouts/sitemanager.aspx
  • Site Usage Summary /_layouts/SpUsageWeb.aspx
  • User Alerts  /_layouts/sitesubs.aspx
  • View All Site Content /_layouts/viewlsts.aspx
  • Web Part Gallery: _catalogs/wp/Forms/AllItems.aspx
  • Web part maintenance mode:  append ?contents=1 to the URL of the page
  • Login as another user: /_layouts/closeConnection.aspx?loginasanotheruser=true
  • Open the page in Edit Mode:  In Address bar, Type “javascript:MSOLayout_ToggleLayoutMode();” or “javascript:MSOTlPn_ShowToolPane(’2′);” in the Address bar

Users and permissions

Function Add to the URL  Notes
Site settings siteURL/_layouts/settings.aspx
People & Groups siteURL/_layouts/people.aspx
Site collection Administrator siteURL/_layouts/mngsiteadmin.aspx


Function Add to the URL  Notes
Site columns siteURL/_layouts/mngfield.aspx
Site content types siteURL/_layouts/mngctype.aspx
Web parts siteURL/_catalogs/wp/Forms/AllItems.aspx
 List templates siteURL/_catalogs/lt/Forms/AllItems.aspx
Master Pages siteURL/_catalogs/masterpage/Forms/AllItems.aspx
Themes siteURL/_catalogs/theme/Forms/AllItems.aspx
Solutions siteURL/_catalogs/solutions/Forms/AllItems.aspx

Portal and WSS

Function Add to the URL Notes
Manage List Template Gallery siteURL/_catalogs/lt/Forms/AllItems.aspx
Manage Site Collection Users siteURL/_layouts/1033/siteusrs.aspx To access you must be an admin on the server or a site collection admin for the site.
Manage Site Groups siteURL/_layouts/1033/role.aspx
Manage Users siteURL/_layouts/1033/user.aspx
Manage Web Part Gallery siteURL/_catalogs/wp/Forms/AllItems.aspx
Site Usage Report siteURL/_layouts/1033/UsageDetails.aspx
Site Usage Summary siteURL/_layouts/1033/Usage.aspx
User Information siteURL/_layouts/1033/userinfo.aspx
Web Parts Maintenance Page PageURL?contents=1 Add to the end of the page URL

Portal Only

Function Add to the URL Notes
Create siteURL/_layouts/spscreate.aspx
Create list in a different portal area siteURL/_layouts/1033/new.aspx?
When you save a template in a portal area and try to create a new list in a different portal area, the template will not show on the Create page. Use this URL to force it to show. More info.
Manage Audiences siteURL/_layouts/1033/Audience_Main.aspx
Manage Site Template Gallery siteURL/_catalogs/wt/Forms/AllItems.aspx Show site template gallery
Manage User Alerts siteURL/_layouts/1033/AlertsAdmin.aspx
Site Settings siteURL/_layouts/1033/default.aspx
Sites Registry /SiteDirectory/Lists/Sites/Summary.aspx

WSS Only

Function Add to the URL Notes
Add Web Parts Pane PageUrl?ToolPaneView=2 Add to the end of the page URL *Not supported by MSFT on Form Pages*
Create SiteURL/_layouts/create.aspx Shows old school 2007 create screen
Documents and Lists SiteURL/_layouts/1033/viewlsts.aspx
Manage Cross Site Groups SiteURL/_layouts/1033/mygrps.aspx
Manage My Alerts SiteURL/_layouts/1033/MySubs.aspx
Manage Site Template Gallery SiteURL/_catalogs/wt/Forms/Common.aspx
Manage User Alerts SiteURL/_layouts/1033/SiteSubs.aspx
Site Settings SiteURL/_layouts/1033/settings.aspx
Top-level Site Administration SiteURL/_layouts/1033/webadmin.aspx


Function Add to the URL Notes
Instellingen voor pagina-indelingen en sitesjablonen SiteURL/_layouts/AreaTemplateSettings.aspx Manage which templates may be used when creating a new site or page layout.
Instellingen voor de hoofdpagina van de site SiteURL/_layouts/ChangeSiteMasterPage.aspx Manage which master template is used.
Selecteer welke welkomstpagina u voor deze site wilt gebruiken. SiteURL/_layouts/AreaWelcomePage.aspx Manage default page of site
In place records management SiteURL/_layouts/InPlaceRecordsSettings.aspx  Instellingen voor declaratie van records
Create new site SiteURL/_layouts/newsbweb.aspx Create new spweb


Purpose Add to the URL Notes
Create new publishing page SiteURL/_layouts/createpublishingpagedialog.aspx  Create new publishing page

Usage Reports

Purpose Add to the URL Notes
The Site Collection Summary SiteURL/_layouts/usage.aspx The only report that shows total registered site collection users, and storage compared to quota.
Web-scoped Usage Detail report SiteURL/_layouts/UsageDetails.aspx The only built-in reports that can show a cross-tab of items by day. Monthly summary and daily views for each of several metrics.
Site Collection-scoped Usage Detail report SiteURL/_layouts/SpUsageSite.aspx Includes Quick-launch links for Search Queries and Results reports.
SiteURL/_layouts/SpUsageWeb.aspx Easily digestible information on a single Site.
Site Collection-scoped Search Query report SiteURL/_layouts/SpUsageSiteQueries.aspx Rolling 30 day and 12 month query charts, Top query phrases, and percent of queries by scope.
The Results report link points to SiteURL/_layouts/SpUsageSiteResults.aspx Most popular results, and diagnostic tables. Zero result queries, Best Bet info, queries with low click-through to results.
 Storage Metrics SiteURL/_layouts/StorMan.aspx Show size / usage of Sitecollection


Purpose Add to the URL Notes
Sites SiteURL/_layouts/viewlsts.aspx?ShowSites=1 Shows current subsites
Documents SiteURL/_layouts/viewlsts.aspx?BaseType=1 Shows current Document libraries
Lists SiteURL/_layouts/viewlsts.aspx?BaseType=0 Shows current lists
People and groups SiteURL/_layouts/people.aspx Shows SharePoint Groups
Poll Shows current Polls


Purpose Add to the URL Notes
Groepen instellen voor deze site SiteURL/_layouts/permsetup.aspx Toont de standaard groepen van de site
Check user Permissions SiteURL/_layouts/chkperm.aspx Check permissions for a user on a site

Look and Feel / Uiterlijk

Purpose Add to the URL Notes
Welcome page SiteURL/_layouts/AreaWelcomePage.aspx
Title, description icon SiteURL/_layouts/prjsetng.aspx
Hoofdpagina / Masterpage SiteURL/_layouts/ChangeSiteMasterPage.aspx
Pagina-indelingen en sitesjablonen SiteURL/_layouts/AreaTemplateSettings.aspx
Structuurweergave SiteURL/_layouts/navoptions.aspx
Website theme SiteURL/_layouts/themeweb.aspx
Navigation SiteURL/_layouts/AreaNavigationSettings.aspx
Save site as template SiteURL/_layouts/savetmpl.aspx

SharePoint 2013

Purpose Add to the URL Notes
Change the look SiteURL/_layouts/15/designgallery.aspx From here, pick our a unique color theme.

Central Administration

Purpose Add to the <Central Admin URL>:Port Notes
Services on Server _admin/server.aspx
Servers in Farm _admin/FarmServers.aspx

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SharePoint Site Admins Quick Reference