Blog site, Project site and Community site in SharePoint 2016/2019

This SharePoint tutorial, we will discuss what is a blog site, project site and community site in SharePoint 2016/2019. Also, we will see how to create a blog site, project site and communication site in SharePoint 2016.

What is a site in SharePoint?

SharePoint site is a web site where we can store the information or documents of the organization. It can have web apps like ‘document library’ where we can store the documents and lists where we can store information.

Similarly, we can create task lists which is used to store lists of any tasks. Calendars to store meetings or events which can be used for various operations in the team.

What is a Site Collection in SharePoint?

SharePoint site collection is a collection of SharePoint sites. It will have a top-level site and subsites are present below the top-level site.

While we are creating a site collection in SharePoint 2016, we need to choose a template.

There is presence of 4 groups such as:

  • Collaboration: This contains templates as “Team site”, “Developer site”, “Document center”, “Record center” etc.
  • Enterprise: This contains templates as: “Document Center”,  “Records Center”,  “Business Intelligence Center”,  “Enterprise Search Center”,  “Basic Search Center”,  “Visio Process Repository”,  “Community Portal” etc.
  • Publishing: This contains templates like: “Publishing Portal”,  “Enterprise Wiki”,  “Product Catalog” etc.
  • Custom: This will display custom templates if any.

Blog Site in SharePoint

A blog site is a site that is used to create a blog in the organization by using the SharePoint.

To create a blog site in SharePoint 2016, open SharePoint 2016 central administration. Click on the create site collection in the ‘Application Management’.

Then provide the below details to create a blog site:

  • Title
  • Description
  • URL
  • Template (Here select the Blog site template)
blog site sharepoint 2013
blog site sharepoint 2013

Once you click on Create, it will create a blog site and you can check below:

blog site sharepoint 2016
blog site sharepoint 2016

By default blog site will be having few blog related web parts like:

  • Blog categories
  • Blog tools
  • Archive etc.
blog site sharepoint online
blog site sharepoint online

Project site in SharePoint

SharePoint Project site is a site that is used for managing projects in your team.

Now, we will see how to create a project site in SharePoint 2016/2019.

Open SharePoint 2016 central administration, click on Create site collection which is under Application Management.

Then in the Create site collection page, enter the below things:

  • Title
  • Description
  • URL
  • Select a template (Here Select Project Site template)
project site template sharepoint 2013
project site template sharepoint 2013

Then click on Create, and it will create the project site like below:

project site template sharepoint 2016
project site template sharepoint 2016

If you will browse or open the SharePoint project site, you will see a site like a team site. But it will be having a few different lists gets created like:

  • Tasks list
  • Calendar list
  • Documents
  • Site Assets
  • Style library etc.

Apart from this, it will also display a project summery web part, where you can see the progress like below:

project site template sharepoint online
project site template sharepoint online

Community site SharePoint 2016

A SharePoint Community site is a site that is used for topic discussion with the other team members, for the entire organization.

In a community site, every one can discuss on a topic.

Open SharePoint 2016 central administration, click on Create site collection which is under Application Management.

Then in the Create site collection page, enter the below things:

  • Title
  • Description
  • URL
  • Site Template (Here the select the site template as Community site)
Community site template sharepoint 2013
Community site template sharepoint 2013

While creating a site by using “Community Site” template, it will create a community site which shows the given figure-

Community site template sharepoint 2016
Community site template sharepoint 2016

As you can see below, in a community site, anyone can start a discussion and other people can join in the discussion.

Community site template sharepoint online
Community site template sharepoint online

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Conclusion

In this tutorial, we learned what is project site in SharePoint? What is a blog site in SharePoint? What is a community site in SharePoint?

And also we saw how to create a project site, blog site and community site in SharePoint 2013/2016 from central administration.

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