How to Create a SharePoint Site?

SharePoint site offers a safe and secure platform to manage, store, share, and retrieve information from any device. This SharePoint Online tutorial will explain all the information about how to create a SharePoint site.

  • How to create a SharePoint Online Team site (create group connected SharePoint site)
  • How to create a SharePoint Online Communication site
  • Create a SharePoint team site classic experience
  • How to create a SharePoint team site without a group

In SharePoint, you can create different types of sites like:

  • Team site
  • Team site without Office 365 group
  • Communication site
  • Classic SharePoint site, etc.

How to Create a SharePoint Site

SharePoint Online allows all users to create a new site by default. However, the global administrators or site administrators can restrict this capability. Also, a site or global administrator can create a site from the SharePoint Admin center.

I recently got an opportunity to create a SharePoint Online site in different ways. Let’s see how we will create a site in SharePoint Online from the SharePoint Online admin center as well as from the site home page.

Create A SharePoint Site In the SharePoint Admin Center

Now, let us see how to create a SharePoint site in the SharePoint admin center.

1. Create Group Connected SharePoint Site

A team site in SharePoint Online is a place to store, organize, share, and access information or documents from any device. This also helps increase team collaboration within a team or group within the organization.

Now, let us see, how to create a group-connected SharePoint site from the SharePoint admin center.

  • As a Site administrator or global administrator, you can create a SharePoint site from the SharePoint Admin Center. To achieve it, open your SharePoint Admin center [https://tenant-admin.sharepoint.com].
  • Then, expand the Sites dropdown -> Select Active sites -> Click on the + Create option like below.
How to Create a SharePoint Site
  • Once we click the Create button, it will redirect to the Create a site window, where we will get the options below. Such as:
    • Team site: Create a private space to collaborate with your team
    • Communication site: Share information that engages a board audience
    • Browse more sites: Select another site, such as a publishing portal or a non-connected team site
how to create a new sharepoint site
  • Then, Click on the Team site template -> Select a template “From Microsoft” or “From your organization“.
create group connected sharepoint site
  • Once you click on the Standard team template, it will give a Preview and Site capabilities. Then, click on the Use template button.
how to create a sharepoint team site in office 365
  • Next, give your Site name, Site description [Optional], Group email address and Site address will be created automatically [You can also change your Group email address], and select Group owner. Then, click on the Next button.
create a SharePoint Online site
  • Then, select Privacy settings -> Select a language -> Select Time zone -> Click on the Create site button.
  • Once your site is created, you can add members and click the Finish button.
Create a SharePoint Online Team site
  • Now, you can identify the created site under the Active sites. Once click on the Site URL, it will look like the below image.
Create a SharePoint Team site

This is how to create group connected team site in SharePoint.

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2. Create a SharePoint Online Communication site

Now, let me show you how to create a communication site in SharePoint Online from the SharePoint admin center.

A SharePoint Online Communication site is a place where we can convey information like news, updates, etc, to the entire organization. To create a SharePoint Online Communication site, follow the below steps.

  • On the “Create a site” page -> Click on the Communication site like below.
How to create SharePoint Communication site
  • Next, select the Standard team template, and it will give Preview and Site capabilities. Then, click on the Use template button.
  • Then, give your Site name and site description; the Site address will be created automatically, and select Group Owner. Then, click on the Next button.
  • Then, Select a language -> Select Time zone -> Click on the Create site button.
  • After creating the site, you can add members and click the Finish button.
  • Once you have created the site, click on the site URL to get the Communication site like a blow.
Create a SharePoint Online Communication site

3. Create a SharePoint team site without a group

Next, we will see how to create a SharePoint team site without a group. To do so, follow the below steps.

  • On the “Create a site” page -> Click on the Browse more sites button -> Expand the Choose a template dropdown -> Select Team site, and provide the information below.
    • Site name: Provide the team site name
    • Site Description: It’s optional
    • Site Address: By default, it will take the site name [You can also change it]
    • Primary administrator: You must select the site administrator
Create a SharePoint team site without group
  • Then, it will ask you to “Select a language” and the “Time zone” -> Click on the Create site button.
Create SharePoint team site without group
  • Once click on the Create site button, it will take a few seconds to create a site and you will get a created site under the Active sites like below.
Create a SharePoint team site without a group
  • Now, click on the Site URL to open the team site and have a look at the screenshot below for the output.
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This way, we can create a SharePoint team site without a group.

How to create SharePoint team site without group

This is how to create a team site without a group in SharePoint in the admin center.

4. Create a SharePoint team site classic experience

If you want to create a SharePoint site with a classic experience, then follow the below steps:

  • From the below “Create a site” page -> Click on Browse more sites button.
How to create SharePoint site
  • Next, expand the Choose a template dropdown -> Select More templates under the Other options window like below.
create a sharepoint team site in office 365
  • Next, on the Create Site Collection page, provide the below information. Such as:
    • Title: Provide the name of the site
    • Web Site Address: You have to give the website address name
    • Template Selection: Here, you can select language and template
    • Time Zone: Set your time zone as per your needs
    • Administrator: Provide the administrator’s name
sharepoint online create team site classic experience
  • Once click on the OK button, it will give a pop-up message like [The Active sites page in the new SharePoint admin center].
  • Then, go to the Active Sites and click on the created site URL.
create team site classic experience in sharepoint online
  • This way, you can create a SharePoint Online classic site. Have a look at the below screenshot for output.
How to create a classic team site in SharePoint

This is how to create a team site classic experience in SharePoint online.

Create a SharePoint Site from the SharePoint Home Page

Here, I will show you how to create a SharePoint site from a SharePoint Home page. To achieve it, open the SharePoint Home page [https://tenant.sharepoint.com] -> Select the + Create site option from the top navigation.

How to create site in SharePoint Online
  • Once click on the + Crate site button, it will redirect to the Create a site window where you will get two sites, i.e., [Team site and Communication site]. To create any of these sites, you can just follow the above-mentioned steps.
create a new sharepoint site

The next steps will be followed as above.

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Conclusion

I hope you got an idea of how to create a SharePoint Online site. This tutorial explained how to create a SharePoint Online site from the SharePoint Admin center and from the SharePoint Home page. Also, we discussed,

  • How to Create a SharePoint Online Team Site
  • How to Create a SharePoint Communication Site
  • SharePoint Online: create team site classic experience
  • Create a SharePoint team site without a group

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