In order to get an overview let’s start by look at the difference between a WSS site and the SharePoint Central Administration (SPCA) tool.
The WSS Web site is named Team Site and here are their Home pages (default.aspx) both shown:
In every WSS site you can find following pages:
SPCA specific pages are described here: https://rasor.wordpress.com/2008/08/25/wss-howto-use-wss-central-administration/
In the WSS Header of a WSS page you can find (if you have the authority):
- Identity of you, who are logged on and a dropdown list for the personalization/membership actions.
- A help button
- Site Actions dropdown list
- A horizontal menu
- A vertical menu in the left side
On a WSS Page you can find Site Content (Web Parts and other ASP.NET content).
(default.aspx) See image above. It is a customable site page. It uses content defined on the All Site Content.
(_layoutsviewlsts.aspx) is an app page. The Site Content is used in the rest of the pages (site pages, admin pages and app pages) in the site.
I guess Site Content is the same a module in other CMS systems like DNN. Site Content is synonym with Web Parts in WSS term. In this site the list of Web Parts is:
- Document Libraries
- Discussion Boards
- Sites and Workspaces (Guess this is not a web part?)
Notice: You can filter content, so only part of it is viewed. See the dropdown list in the right side of the page:
- My Settings
- Sign in as Different User
- Sign Out
- Personalize this Page
– A horizontal menu and a vertical menu in the left side.
WSS (Web Part) Page
A Web Part dropdown list:
- Close. This will remove the Web Part from the page! You can add it again without loosing the existing data.
- Modify Shared Web Part. This will go directly to the Edit Page mode with the propetiy page of the Web Part open.
An internal dropdown list within the Lists-Web Part with a capability to filter and set sort direction:
(_layouts/create.aspx) is an app page. Here you can add pages and resources available for the them.
Notice: The lists: Administrator Tasks and Distribution Groups are only available in the SP Central Administration site.
(_layouts/settings.aspx) is an app page. Here you can manage some settings for this site.
There are two things to note:
- The heading Site Collection Adminitration is only available if you are on the toplevel site.
- SP Central Administration don’t have the links to
- Regional settings
- Delete this site