07-24-2017 12:43 PM
07-24-2017 12:43 PM
The new Communication site has reached us. It looks very promising, but I noticed that the only way to create one is from the SharePoint home page "Create a Site" menu. Once I have a Communication site, I'd expect to be able to create subsites under the main communication site that use the same template and are communication sites, but I can't right now (see screenshot). I'd also expect to be able to create them from the SharePoint admin page. It looks like it isn't a template option under either place. Is this intentional? Or should I expect it to appear these places too?
07-24-2017 12:58 PM
Can you create one using PnPPowershell and specifying the template 'SITEPAGEPUBLISHING#0' as in New-PnPTenantSite -Url $siteUrl -Owner $siteOwner -StorageQuota $siteStorage -Lcid $siteLocale -ResourceQuota $siteResource -Template $siteTemplate -TimeZone $siteTime -Title $siteTitle
Where $siteTemplate = SITEPAGEPUBLISHING#0
07-24-2017 12:59 PM
BTW - Thanks for asking I am also interested in the answer. - Greg
07-24-2017 03:12 PM
07-24-2017 05:45 PM
07-24-2017 10:10 PM
02-13-2018 01:43 AM
We also need the ability to create Communication sub-sites. It's what's stopping us from fully adopting them.
04-11-2019 01:42 PM
@Mohammad Housaini Yep this is total BS. The Modern ui is nowhere near ready for production use.
04-12-2019 08:22 AM
@matt howell The IA recommendations proposed by Microsoft, are to avoid sub sites all together and to use a Flat Architecture for all of your sites.
04-15-2019 06:19 AM
@Mohammad Housaini what is your example scenario for needing communication sub-sites?
04-15-2019 06:21 AM
04-26-2019 08:07 AM
@Warwick Ward Hi Warwick. Here is my situation where I would like to use a communication sub-site. We are developing an internal company portal. The HR department has a site, for content relevant to all employees. They also need to develop a set of modern site pages that are relevant to and only viewable by supervisors. This would best be served by a subsite, but they are unhappy with the difference in the look and feel between a communications site and a team site.
04-30-2019 07:16 AM
@Mike-FSA Sub sites are no longer "recommended" by Microsoft. A couple options would be to just permission the pages that are relevant to those supervisors on the same site. Or, turn the HR site into a Hub site and create an associated communication site for your supervisors to read content from HR or content living in the associated site.