External content into Modern Page Template

Kennedy, Andrew 1 Reputation point
2021-08-30T15:49:49.697+00:00

Maybe not considered "external content", but I have a spreadsheet containing page content - page title, description, page body, etc. which I was planning to copy/paste into around 30 pages using the same template. There has to be a better way, right? :)

I am using a Modern page, with Modern web parts... so I hope this is still possible.

Andrew

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  1. Emily Du-MSFT 43,256 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-08-31T08:20:28.817+00:00

    @Kennedy, Andrew

    Based on your description, I understand that you want to create 30 modern pages with template based on a csv file.

    First, you could create a site template in the site pages library, then create a csv file to store the site collection information, after that, run following PowerShell to create 30 modern pages with template based on a csv file. But you cannot set description and page body for newly created modern pages, due to they are not available parameters of Set-PnPClientSidePage command.

    Connect-PnPOnline -Url "https://mytenant.sharepoint.com/sites/SiteName"  
      
    # load the CSV file into a variable for looping  
    $CSV = import-csv -Path 'C:\Users\RD\Desktop\Products.csv'  
      
    # set the path to my SharePoint sites Site Pages folder  
    $sitePath = '/sites/SiteName/SitePages/'  
      
    # load the page template we created earlier  
    $template = Get-PnPClientSidePage -Identity "Templates/Product-Template"  
      
    # loop over all the rows in the CSV file  
    foreach ($row in $CSV) {  
      
       # set the full file name from the FileTitle in the CSV and add .aspx  
       $fullFileName = $row.FileName + '.aspx'  
      
       # create a variable for the full path to the file  
       $fileURL = $sitePath + $fullFileName  
      
       # save a new SharePoint Page based on the Page Template we loaded earlier  
       $template.Save($fullFileName)  
      
       # run Set-PnPClientSidePage using the identity of the file we just saved to set the title and  
       # publish the page which is required before creating a navigation node  
       Set-PnPClientSidePage -Identity $fullFileName -Title $row.PageTitle -Publish  
      
       # add the page to the QuickLaunch navigation which is at the top of Communication sites  
       $nav = Add-PnPNavigationNode -Title $row.NavTitle -Url $fileURL -Location "QuickLaunch"  
    }  
    

    Reference:
    PowerShell: Create SharePoint Online pages from a template and add them to navigation

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