Communication site in SharePoint Online

In this blog, we will discuss communication site in SharePoint Online. Microsoft has newly introduced this site which will provide a great place to share information with others. You can easily create news reports, Weather, Quick links, Events, and Yammer, etc.

Mainly, it creates a site collection that is very mobile-friendly and capable to display information in a dynamic way.

Most of the new features are easily configured without any custom coding.

What is a SharePoint communication site?

SharePoint Communication Sites provide an easy way of creating layouts for quickly communicating information. They offer rich functionality, including a ‘hero’ web part showcasing content, with image links to key pages, news, and events.

Create a communication site in SharePoint Online

Here we will discuss how to create a communication site in SharePoint Online.

Step 1: Open SharePoint online Admin center and go to the site and select a communication site.

SharePoint communication site
SharePoint communication site

Step 2: When you select communication site, It will ask to enter a site name and other details as per the below image. Once done please click on Finish button to proceed.

Create a communication site in SharePoint Online
Create a communication site in SharePoint Online

Step 3: Once you click on Finish, Your new site will be created and It will be ready to use. It will appear like the below screenshot.

What is a SharePoint communication site?
What is a SharePoint communication site?

SharePoint Online communication site features

Below are a few features of SharePoint Online communication sites.

News Web part: This is one of the good features in SharePoint where every organization mostly used in their intranet application.

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SharePoint communication site new web part

Events: This is the existing feature in SharePoint but it has a mobile-friendly and good User interface as compared to the classic site. Here users can able to add the events and there are many new features that are provided by Microsoft.

create a communication site in sharepoint online
create a communication site in sharepoint online

People Profile: In this section, users can easily add the SharePoint user to quickly redirect to the profile page.

sharepoint communication sites examples
sharepoint communication sites examples

Youtube: Here we can easily embed the Youtube video in our application.

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SharePoint communication site Youtube web part

Chart: Here we can easily add the chart without any custom coding. We can provide the manual value or we can also be connected to the SharePoint list to bind the data which will appear on Chart.

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SharePoint communication site chart web part

Quick Link: We can manage our important link in this web part.

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SharePoint communication site quick links web part

Image Gallery: This is also an important feature where we can keep our image file and we can manage it in a different style.

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SharePoint communication site image gallery web part

Page Templates: You can create a page template at any time in the communication site. Microsoft has already provided three built-in page templates to design your modern page in SharePoint.

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SharePoint communication site page templates

Code Snippet: This is also a good feature provided by Microsoft called Code snippet where we can keep our code safe and it will helpful for while creating a blog site.

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SharePoint communication site code snippet web part

Hero Webpart: This is also an important feature in communication site. This will provide you full-width tile webpart that comes with multiple layouts. It has excellent mobile compatibility.

sharepoint communication sites examples
SharePoint communication site hero web part

Showcase design for communication site

sharepoint communication sites examples
sharepoint communication sites examples

You may like the following SharePoint tutorials:

I hope you found this information valuable in helping you getting started with using Communication Sites in SharePoint Online.

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