Content and Structure in SharePoint 2013


One of the good features in SharePoint 2013 is Content and Structure that will help you to manage your entire site content easily. To activate this feature you need to have a publishing site. In this article we will see what those features are and what and all can be done. Let's get into the action.


Ensure that the following features are enabled in your publishing site.

SharePoint Server Publishing

Create a Web page library as well as supporting libraries to create and publish pages based on Active page layouts.
SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure

Provides centralized libraries, content types, master pages and page layouts and enables Active page scheduling and other publishing functionality for a site collection.
Where to Enable

  • Go to Site Settings and select "Content and Structure".

    Site Settings

  • The Site Content and Structure page opens.

    Site Content and Structure page

Managing Site, List and Page Content

New Action

  • Supports creating a new site, Page and List.

    new site



Copy a Site

Let's copy a subsite “English (India)” under Publishing Site to Demo 5 Site.
  1. Right-click on the site and "Click Copy…".

    Right click on the site

  2. The copying action is in progress.

    Copying action in progress

  3. The Copy operation is completed.

    Copy operation

Here you have a wide range of actions, such as Delete and Move for a SharePoint site. Similarly you can add new list items and add a new document into the library. So what are you waiting for? Just get your hand dirty with Site Content and Structure.

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