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Home site on SP + New butt drop down is missing the ability to add list, document library, page, etc

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The home site (+ New) drop down button is missing the ability to add a list, document, library, page, etc. I can't figure out why it disappeared. 

Here's the default button: 

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The only option now that are available are these. What happened to the options?

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6 Replies
The drop down changes from if you are on a site page that isn't the home page. The drop down only shows if you are on the "official" home page. I select the page from your Site Pages library and then pick Make this page the homepage from the menu to see if it doesn't fix it.
Best Response confirmed by Beau Cameron (MVP)
Solution

@lukevang Only the homepage +New button allows you to create other content libraries (lists, doc libs, apps) within your site. When viewing a given "page" or "news post" your contextual to the content you're currently viewing and therefore you're only able to create a New page (using the templates gallery) or start with a copy of this page/news post.

 

This is similar to document libraries, where the +New button allows you to create folders or documents, but not lists or pages.

 

It's (trying) to be contextually relevant to the area of SharePoint you're in.

 

Sounds like it's confusing you however. Love your feedback on how we could make that more clear. I think it would be equally confusing if all options were available everywhere, but love to hear from you.

Hi @lukevang,

 

It looks like you are on a Site Page when clicking "New" in the second image. The first image looks like you're on the home page of the site - which allows for the full range of new items.

 

I hope this helps.

 

Norm

What the others have said is probably what is happening: you are not at the home page in your site
That's what I initially thought was happening but even as I set the page as the homepage, the options are still not showing up.
It could be some other site setting. I usually solve the issue by making sure that the page is the home page. It might be time for a support ticket if there aren't any other suggestions.