Tag Archives: Publishing

SharePoint ‘Site Content and Structure’ Admin Page

There have been numerous time I’ve need to publish multiple documents in one go. You could use PowerShell or better still the UI…

Welcome to the Site Content and Structure administration page:
https://[TENANT].sharepoint.com/<SITE-PATH>/_layouts/15/sitemanager.aspx

The Site Content and Structure has been around since SharePoint 2007 and it really shows. But don’t let that get in the way of useful functionality. It is still available in SharePoint Online, even though the link has been removed from the Site Settings page.

Imagine you need to publish 50 site pages in one go:

  1. Navigate to the Site Content and Structure using the URL above
  2. Click on Site Pages, within the left navigation
  3. Select the pages to publish
  4. Click on the Actions menu and then Publish

You will see there are other options:

  • Copy…
  • Move…
  • Delete
  • Check Out
  • Discard Check Out
  • Check In
  • Publish
  • Unpublish this version

Perhaps Microsoft will revive the Site Content and Structure and give it the modern face-lift it deserves…? Vote here if you feel the same: https://sharepoint.uservoice.com/forums/329214-sites-and-collaboration/suggestions/37335316-bring-back-the-site-content-and-structure-page

SharePoint: Enable Publishing features

To use the Web content management features, you need to turn on the Publishing feature on a site or site collection. You can then brand the site so that it has your corporate look and feel, and enable users to edit the corporate site within the context of the Web. Once the Publishing functionality has been turned on, you can also create a multilingual site by creating a source site and then translating the site into other languages, which can be publish as separate sites.​

Enable the SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure feature for a site collection

Use the following procedure to enable the SharePoint Server

Publishing Infrastructure feature at the site collection level.

  1. To enable the SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure feature for a site collection:
  2. On the Site Actions menu, point to Site Settings, and then click Modify All Site Settings.
  3. Note: If you do not see additional items when you point to Site Settings, click Site Settings.
  4. If you are not at the root of your site, under Site Collection Administration, click Go to top level site settings.
  5. On the Site Settings page, under Site Collection Administration, click Site collection features.
  6. On the Site Collection Features page, next to Office SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure, click Activate.

Enable the SharePoint Server Publishing feature for a site

Use the following procedure to enable the SharePoint Server Publishing feature for a site.

To enable the SharePoint Server Publishing feature for a site

  1. On the Site Actions menu, point to Site Settings, and then click Modify All Site Settings.
    Note:  If you do not see additional items when you point to Site Settings, click Site Settings.
  2. On the Site Settings page, in the Site Administration section, click Site features.
  3. Next to Office SharePoint Server Publishing, click Activate.

The source of this information is located here: http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/sharepoint-server-help/enable-publishing-features-HA010157772.aspx