SharePoint, Office 365, Azure, and Front end JS geek. – Chicago IL
SharePoint, Office 365, Azure, and Front end JS geek. – Chicago IL

Create Communication Site – URL Trick

Recently I wanted to create a Communication site in Office 365 but did not see the “+New” menu on the tenant SharePoint landing page.   However, I switched to another tenant and watched HTTP traffic over F12 Network tools.   Here I could see the exact URL for the APSX new Communication Site form.

Adding the URL suffix “/_layouts/15/CreateGroup.aspx” allowed me to successfully create a Communication Site on other tenants.   Hope this helps!   Cheers. 

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Resolution

  1. Navigate to portal root https://tenant.sharepoint.com/
  2. Append URL with suffix “/_layouts/15/CreateGroup.aspx” for a complete URL such as https://tenant.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/CreateGroup.aspx
  3. Form to create Team or Communication Site is now visible
  4. Select “Communication
  5. Provide URL, type, and description

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PowerShell Error

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New-PNPTenantSite : The web template SITEPAGEPUBLISHING#0 is not available for sites on this tenant.

Reference

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