Content Type availability in a different Site Collection


  • Hi

    Will a Content type created in one site collection (root) show in another site collection?

    If not, how do people get around this? should I simply duplicate?


    Friday, September 13, 2013 7:52 AM


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  • By default it won't. Site Columns and Site Columns are site collection specific.

    However if you do wish to share them accross Site Collections you can designate one of them as a Site Collection Hub. These hubs can publish the content types and any columns they use to subscriber Site Collections.

    Wictor Willen has a good blog post on how to design/build your Content Type Hub:

    Friday, September 13, 2013 8:02 AM
  • Alex

    Thats a great solution, is it something you have also implemented yourself?

    Friday, September 13, 2013 12:18 PM
  • Yes, i've used it quite a few times and it generally works well. It's a routine thing to have if you're using content types heavily.

    In some cases (normally complicated ones) people deploy the content types by code, which has a few advantages but is much more complicated to do. I don't think that will be applicable for your situation.

    Friday, September 13, 2013 12:28 PM
  • Hi

    I've set a content type hub in Metadata Service Application using the host address of SharePoint server (http://myServer01). However we normally access Sharepoint via http://sharepoint. This is in the AAM settings.

    When I attempt to publish the CT I get a proxy error when using the url http://sharepoint

    But it works fine when using url http://myServer01

    Because the normal access is via http://sharepoint I was wondering if this may have any long term problems apart from me forgetting which url I ought to use!


    Friday, September 20, 2013 12:14 PM