Change the Default Index Page in Plone

How to change the default home page of your site in Plone to a different object.

If you are looking to change the default page in Plone, for example have some sort of folder listing or display a custom template of some sort.

Log into the Zope Management Interface and select the Properties tab at the top of the page.

You will see the value "default_page", if the site is default and hasn't been edited it will likely be set to "front-page". You can update this value to whatever the ID of the item you would like to display when the site loads.

An example would be for a file repository or company intranet, you may not want to display any particular home page and instead get right to a listing of files and folders, in this case you could change the "default_page" value to "folder_listing".