Content type HUB SharePoint 2013 Tutorial Part-1

sharepoint 2013 create content type hub

In this article I would like to discuss about what is content type hub and how to configure and publish a content type hub in SharePoint 2013.

What is Content Type HUB?

Content type HUB is a central location where you can publish and manage content types across Web Application. As mentioned in definition it has to be configured in Central Administration. Microsoft has introduced his from SharePoint 2010 onwards.

Steps to configure Content type HUB in SharePoint 2013:

1. Create a new web application with the name “Content Hub” also create a root level site collection in SharePoint 2013.
sharepoint 2013 create content type hub
sharepoint 2013 create content type hub

The site collection looks like below:

content type hub sharepoint online
content type hub sharepoint online

2. Activate Content type Syndication Hub feature as part of Site collection features in root site collection of Content type HUB web application. By activating this feature we are provisioning a site to be Enterprise Metadata hub site. To activate it go to the site settings page and then open Site collection features.


sharepoint 2016 content type hub
sharepoint 2016 content type hub
3. To configure Content type hub one of the pre requisite is Managed Meta Data Service. Please refer my article to configure and consume MMS in SharePoint 2013.
4. Since that I have MMS already configured in my FARM all I need to do is I need to associate the service with content hub site collection
5. Ensure that Managed Metadata Web Service is started in WFE
Central Administration -> Application Management -> Service Applications -> Services on Server.
sharepoint 2016 create content type hub
sharepoint 2016 create content type hub

6. Navigate to service applications on servers and select MMS service
Central Administration -> Application Management -> Service Applications -> Manage Service Applications


sharepoint 2013 content type hub limitations
sharepoint 2013 content type hub limitations

7. As shown in the above article click on properties for MMS service to update Content HUB site collection URL
8. Enter the root site collection HUB URL as part of content type hub text box

sharepoint 2016 content type hub limitations
sharepoint 2016 content type hub limitations

9. Ensure that “consume content type from the content type gallery” is enable as part of Managed Metadata Service Connection.
10. Select the MMS service Connection and click on properties option as part of ribbon control



sharepoint content type hub
sharepoint content type hub

11. Click on check box for “consume content type from the content type gallery” option and click okon the popup window

sharepoint content type hub URL
sharepoint content type hub URL

With this we have successfully configured Content type HUB in next article we will discuss about how to create and publish a new content type using content type HUB across FARM. Hope this helps you guys happy administration in SharePoint 2013 !!!

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About Krishna Vandanapu

I am Krishna.Vandanapu a SharePoint architect working in IT from last 12 years, I worked in SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and Office 365. I have extensive hands on experience in customizing SharePoint sites from end to end. Expertise in SharePoint migration tools like Sharegate, Doc Ave and Metalogix. Migrated SharePoint sites from SharePoint 2007 to 2010 and 2010 to 2013 several times seamlessly. Implementing CSOM with Microsoft best practices. Spent quality time in configuring SharePoint application services like User Profile, Search, Managed Meta data services etc. Now exploring SharePoint Framework and SharePoint 2019

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