How to Create a SharePoint Online Project Site: Step-By-Step

How to Create a SharePoint Online Project Site: Step-By-Step

Do you want to create a project site in SharePoint Online?

You may have tried creating a site the “normal” way and got confused about why you can’t find the option to create a project site.

In this article, I’ll share with you how to create a project site in SharePoint Online. Specifically, I’ll show you how to find the option.

Let’s get started.

Can you still create a project site in SharePoint Online?

Yes, you can still create a project site even with SharePoint Online.

With the modern experience, you have to dig a little deeper in the admin center to find the option to create a project site collection.

On the other hand, it’s easier to do so if your goal is to create a subsite focused on project management since it’s more straightforward.

Note: Talking about “subsites” and “site collections” can get a little confusing. If you need some help with it, check out this article.

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    How to create a SharePoint Online project site

    The steps vary a little depending on whether you want to create a site collection or a subsite. Here are the steps:

    Site collection

    The first thing you have to do is to get to the SharePoint admin center:

    • Click the app launcher icon in your tenant
    • Click “Admin” from the list of apps
    Click on the admin app under the app launcher panel

    Then:

    • Expand the options for admin centers in the left panel
    • Click the “SharePoint” option
    Find SharePoint under the admin centers group

    Once you’re in the admin center:

    • Expand the “Sites” menu
    • Go to the “Active sites” page
    Navigate to the active sites page on SharePoint admin center

    On the next page:

    • Click the “Create” button on the ribbon
    • Click “Other options” from the right panel
    Click the other options box from the right panel

    Following that:

    • Bring down the template dropdown list
    • Click “More templates” from the list
    Select the more templates option from the templates dropdown list

    If you have used the classic experience before, the next page will undoubtedly look familiar:

    • Enter the required site details
    • Select “Project Site” from the template selection
    • Click the “OK” button once you’re done
    Select the project site template to start your site creation

    Subsite

    Now, the steps to creating a project subsite are vastly more straightforward and easier:

    • Navigate to the “Site contents” page
    • Click the “New” button in the command bar
    • Select the “Subsite” option from the list
    Create a new subsite from the site contents page

    On the next page:

    • Fill out the forms about your site’s details
    • Make sure to select “Project site” from the template selection
    • Click the “Create” button at the bottom of the page
    Select the project site template to start your site creation

    Not that hard, right? Anyway, feel free to share your thoughts and questions in the comment section below.

    For inquiries and other concerns, please use the site’s contact form and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

    About Ryan Clark

    As the Principal Solutions Architect at Mr. SharePoint, I help companies of all sizes better leverage Modern Workplace and Digital Process Automation investments. I am also a Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP) for Office Apps & Services.

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