How to Create Sites in SharePoint 2013

In Brief...

Creating sites and subsites in SharePoint provides the opportunity to use several templates each with lists and libraries pre-loaded to meet every need.


  1. To create a new subsite in the current site go to Settings > Site contents.
    Settings, Site Contents

  2. Scroll down and choose new subsite.
    New Subsite

  3. Type in a Title and Description. Avoid using spaces and special characters when entering the Web Site Address. Your organization may have further naming rules. The Title and Description may be changed later if you change your mind. The Template Selection may differ from what is shown, as your organization may customize the templates available.
    Title Description Name and Template

  4. Scroll down and decide how you want to handle permissions. Navigation Inheritance controls where shortcuts will be added. Both Navigation and Navigation Inheritance may also be changed at a later time. Click Create when you are done.

  5. The site is ready.
    New Subsite

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Tracy has been a senior graphic designer/programmer, instructor, and consultant since 1993 and has developed hundreds of logos, marketing materials, websites, and multimedia solutions for customers worldwide, including involvement in large corporate software rollouts. She has helped many organizations optimize and streamline data solutions. She teaches both onsite and online courses and has her CTT (Certified Technical Trainer) certification. Tracy specializes in teaching graphics, desktop publishing, web design, reporting/productivity applications, as well as the creation of online courses with software from leading vendors.