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How to fix permissions so users can contribute to a SharePoint Online list but NOT edit the site page that contains the list?

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I  have sub-sites in SharePoint online that I don't want users to change, but they need to be able to edit lists on the sub-site front page.  I can't find the right combo of permissions, have tried breaking permissions.  If they can edit the list, then they are always also able to change the site page.  How can i allow Contributor users to be able to add/edit/delete list items but prevent them from modifying site pages?
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I guess you are on the right track.
Breaking permissions is the way, how you separate the permissions to individual lists or libraries.

You can give users read permissions in general and contribute permissions to one individual list.
Site pages are also stored in a library with its own permissions. So if you users should not be able to edit site content, then you have to make sure they have only read permissions to this library.

Note that all permissions are granted by "permission levels". A permission level (like read, contribute etc)  is a set of predefined permissions you can grant to a group or user. If you need your own combination of permissions, you can create a new permission level and assign it to your users.
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i will get to this issue tomorrow.  CEO, I believe I already tried what you suggested, will take a very close look, see if there is anything I missed.
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i have not forgotten about this, just got busy with other issues.
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Bembi,

Finally getting back to this.  Happy Thanksgiving if you celebrate it...

Your suggestion worked, thank you! With inheritance broken,  I did have to create a special group with Edit permission.  I put the test users in a group with Read at the site level, then the new group on the List level.
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Thanks, problem solved.  Now not wary about creating SharePoint groups for permissions.