In this article we will discuss about Cross-site publishing in SharePoint 2013.
- Cross-site publishing lets you store and maintain content in one or more authoring site collections, and display this content in one or more publishing site collections. When you change the content in an authoring site collection, those changes are displayed on all site collections that are reusing this content.
- Cross-site publishing uses search technology to retrieve content. On a site collection where the Cross-Site Collection Publishing feature is enabled, libraries and lists have to be enabled as catalogs before the content can be reused in other site collections.
- The content of the library or list catalogs must be crawled and added to the search index. The content can then be displayed in a publishing site collection by using one or more Content Search Web Parts.
Activate the Cross-Site Collection Publishing feature:
To activate the cross-site collection publishing feature go to Site Actions -> Site Settings then in the Site Settings page go to the Site Collection Administration section, click Site collection features. Then on the Site Collection Features page next to Cross-Site Collection Publishing, click Activate.
This will activate the cross-site collection publishing feature. Check out this article
for Configure cross-site publishing in SharePoint Server 2013.
Catalog-enabled libraries and lists:
After the Cross-Site Collection Publishing feature is enabled for a site collection, you can designate any library or list within that site collection as a catalog so that content can be reused on publishing site collections.
SharePoint Server 2013
includes a new publishing site collection template, the Product Catalog Site Collection, designed to author, store and maintain data that is used in a catalog scenario. By default, the Cross-Site Collection Publishing feature is automatically enabled in the Product Catalog Site Collection.