How to change the welcome page
When a new site is provisioned, SharePoint automatically creates a “home page” using a default page layout. If you don’t want to use this default layout, create a new page using the desired page layout For instance, all pages in your site use the “Content2” page layout. But the home page (default.aspx), which was created when the site was provisioned, uses the “SectionHome1” layout. Now, you can easily make any page the welcome page.
- Make sure the page you want to designate as the welcome page exists. If not, create the page.
- Navigate to the page you want to designate as the welcome page.
- From the Page tab, select Make Homepage from the Page Actions group.
This page will now be designated as the home page or (default).