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Create a site

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Follow the steps in the sections below to create a site.

Create a site under the current Web site

Note: The Create Subsite right must be assigned to your site group for you to complete these steps. You have this right automatically if you are a member of the Administrator site group.

  1. On the top link bar, click Create .

  2. In the Web Pages section, click Sites and Workspaces .

  3. In the Title and Description section, type a name and description for the new site.

  4. In the Web Site Address section, type the Web address (URL) that users will type to go to the new site.

    Note: The first part of the address is provided for you.

  5. In the Permissions section, specify whether you want the site to use the same accounts and site groups information as the current Web site.

  6. Click Create .

  7. On the Template Selection page, click the type of site that you want to create and then click OK .

Note: If you enable unique permissions, a copy of the parent site's user accounts and site groups remain with the subsite. You can then delete any accounts and site groups that you don't want and add new ones as needed. The subsite will also retain the same site group setting for anonymous (guest) users as the parent site, unless you specify a different site group.

Create a top-level Web site by using Self-Service Site Creation

Note: The Use Self-Service Site Creation right must be assigned to your site group for you to complete these steps. By default, members of the Reader, Contributor, Web Designer, and Administrator site groups have this right. Before anyone can use these steps, an administrator must first enable Self-Service Site Creation in the SharePoint Central Administration pages.

  1. Go to the top-level site in the site collection.

    If you are in a subsite, click the Up to parent_site_name link on the top link bar to navigate to the parent site. Repeat this step until you reach the top-level site.

  2. On the home page of the top-level site, click Announcements .

  3. Click the announcement titled Self-Service Site Creation .

    Note: If the announcement isn't in the list, contact your server administrator to get the address (URL) of the Self-Service Site Creation page.

  4. In the body of the message, click the link to the Create Web Site page.

  5. In the Title and Description section, type a name and description for the new site.

  6. In the Web Site Address section, type the Web address (URL) that users will type to go to the new site.

    Note: The first part of the address is provided for you.

  7. In the Your E-mail Address section, type the e-mail address that you want to use for receiving alerts about this site.

  8. In the Language section, select the language to use for the new Web site.

  9. Click OK .

  10. On the Template Selection page, click the type of site that you want to create, and then click OK .

Create a top-level Web site from SharePoint Central Administration

  1. On the server running Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services, click Start , point to All Programs , point to Administrative Tools , and then click SharePoint Central Administration .

  2. Under Virtual Server Configuration , click Create a top-level Web site , and then under Current Virtual Server section, click Choose Virtual Server . On the Virtual Server List Page , click the virtual server you want.

  3. Do one of the following:

Create a site under a predefined URL path

  1. On the Create Top-Level Web Site page, in the Site Name and URL Path section, select Create site under this URL .

  2. In the Site name box, type the name for the top-level Web site.

  3. In the URL path box, select the path to use.

    The name and URL path are combined with the server name to create the full URL to the site. For example, if you create a top-level Web site on http://servername under the /sites URL path and use Site001 as the name, the full path to the new top-level Web site is http://servername/sites/site001.

Create a site at a predefined URL path

  • On the Create Top-Level Web Site page, in the Site Name and URL Path section, select Create site at this URL .

  • In the URL path box, select the URL to use for the top-level Web site.

    The site is created at the top level of the URL path you select. For example, if you create a top-level Web site on http://servername, at the /portal URL path, the full path to the new site is http://servername/portal.

  • In the Site Collection Owner section, type the user name (in the form DOMAIN\username) and e-mail address (in the form someone@example.com) for the user who will be the site owner and administrator.

  • If you want to identify a user as the secondary owner of the new top-level Web site (recommended), in the Secondary Owner section, type the user name and e-mail address for a secondary owner and administrator of the new site.

  • If you are using quotas, in the Quota Template section, select a quota template to use.

  • In the Site Language section, select the language to use for the top-level Web site.

  • Click OK .

The site owner can select a template for the site when he or she first browses to the URL, or you can browse to the URL on the confirmation page and select a template for the site yourself. You must send an e-mail message that includes the URL of the new site to the site owner and secondary owner when you have created the site. They are not notified automatically when you create a site.

Create a site from the command line

You can use the createsite operation to create a top-level Web site. The createsite operation takes the following required parameters ( url , ownerlogin , owneremail , and ownername ) and the following optional parameters ( lcid , webtemplate , title , and description ). For example, to create a top-level Web site called site1 on http://myserver/sites, you would use syntax similar to the following:

stsadm.exe -o createsite -url http://myserver/sites/site1 -ownerlogin <DOMAIN\user> -owneremail <someone@example.com> -ownername <full name>

You can use the createweb operation to create a subsite. The createweb operation requires the url parameter and takes the following optional parameters: lcid , webtemplate , title , description , convert (used to convert an existing folder to a Web site), unique (used to specify unique permissions for the subsite), and anonaccess (used to enable anonymous access for the subsite). To create a subsite called subsite1 under the site you just created, you would use syntax similar to the following:

stsadm.exe -o createweb -url http://myserver/sites/site1/subsite1
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