Enable publishing features in SharePoint

Enable publishing features in SharePoint

With Publishing activated, you can brand the site so that it has your corporate look and feel, and you can enable users to edit the corporate site within the context of the Web. On a site with the Publishing functionality turned on, you can also create a multilingual site by creating a source site and then translating the site into other languages, which you can publish as separate sites. Microsoft includes a learning video that covers customizing a page layout in a publishing page here. The instructions below get you started with activating publishing in your site collection.

Step Action Result

NOTE: The top level site in your site collection needs to have the “Publishing Infrastructure” activated first using Site Collection Administration features.

If when you open your Site Settings page and you do not see a menu group called Site Collection Administration, then you need to contact one of your site collection administrators to have them activate the publishing infrastructure for you.
2. After the publishing infrastructure has been activated, you can then activate publishing at your site level. SiteActions.jpg
Activate SharePoint Server Publishing under Manage site features

Now that you have activated publishing, you have a variety of different options available in your site actions menu.