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.
- Navigate to portal root https://tenant.sharepoint.com/
- Append URL with suffix “/_layouts/15/CreateGroup.aspx” for a complete URL such as https://tenant.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/CreateGroup.aspx
- Form to create Team or Communication Site is now visible
- Select “Communication”
- Provide URL, type, and description
New-PNPTenantSite : The web template SITEPAGEPUBLISHING#0 is not available for sites on this tenant.