Team site and publishing site in SharePoint 2016/2019

This SharePoint tutorial, we will discuss what is a team site in SharePoint? What is a publishing site in SharePoint? How to create a team site and publishing site in SharePoint 2016/2019.

What is team site in SharePoint?

Team site in SharePoint is a place where we and our team can work on projects and share project-related information between the team member from anywhere on any device.

A team site includes a group of related web pages, a default document library for files, lists for data management. We can create a separate Team Web site for every project in our team is working on.

What is a Publishing site in SharePoint?

By using a publishing site template we can create a publishing site. Publishing site means we can post the documents/information publicly, in other words, it is not limited within a team. This site is used to create communication portals and public websites.

How to create a team site in SharePoint 2016/2019?

Now, we will see how to create a team site in SharePoint 2016/2019 from SharePoint central administration.

Step-1: First we have to go to SharePoint 2016 central admins. Then click on create site collection which is in the application management section.

team site sharepoint
team site sharepoint

Step-2: In create site collection page first we have to choose under which web application we have to create the sites.
Step-3: In site collection page we have to give the title and description.

team site sharepoint 2016
team site sharepoint 2016

Step-4: Now we have to give the URL

create team site in sharepoint 2016
create team site in sharepoint 2016

And from collaboration group, choose Team Site template.

team site sharepoint 2013
team site sharepoint 2013

Step-5: After URL we have to put user name in “primary site collection Administrator” like below then click on ok.

sharepoint team site
sharepoint team site

Step-6: Now we have to wait for some time, then click on “View all site collections” to check the site collection created.

sharepoint team site examples
sharepoint team site examples

Step-7: Here we can find out how many site collection are created.

sharepoint team site template
sharepoint team site template

Step-8: Now when you will open the Team site in any browser we can find the page like below.

sharepoint 2016 team site
sharepoint 2016 team site

By default in a SharePoint team site, you can see the below items in the left navigation or quick launch.

  • Home
  • Documents
  • Site Contents
  • Recycle Bin

Team site provides a document library which you can use to upload, store and share documents with your team members.

sharepoint team site examples
sharepoint team site examples

From the SharePoint team site, Site Contents page you can see the default libraries which got created like:

  • Document
  • Form Templates
  • Site Assets
  • Site Pages
  • Style Library
sharepoint 2016 team site site contents
sharepoint 2016 team site site contents

By clicking on the Recycle Bin, you can navigate to the team site’s recycle bin.

sharepoint 2016 team site recycle bin
sharepoint 2016 team site recycle bin

How to create publishing site in SharePoint 2016/2019

The above steps can be followed to create a communication site also in SharePoint 2016/2019.

Just we need to change the Template Selection.

Click on the Publishing tab and then you can select the Publishing Portal SharePoint site template.

publishing site sharepoint 2016
publishing site sharepoint 2016

The default page or the home page layout of publishing site, is little different from the SharePoint team site.

publishing site sharepoint
publishing site sharepoint

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In this tutorial, we learned what is a team site in SharePoint? How to create a team site in SharePoint 2016/2019?

Also, we saw what is a publishing site and how to create a publishing site in SharePoint 2016/2019.

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