Unable to activate SharePoint Server Publishing site feature in SharePoint 2013

Recently in one of our requirement, we were in need to activate the SharePoint Server Publishing feature in Site collection level as well as in the site level. We were able to activate “SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure” feature at the site collection level, but when we tried to activate the “SharePoint Server Publishing” at the site level, we got the error which says:

Sorry, something went wrong An unexpected error has occurred. Technical Details

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Correlation ID:{our correlation id}

Solution:
Then we found out that we need to activate the feature using PowerShell command or SharePoint Management Shell with force. The command is below:

$siteUrl = “http://SiteURL”
$siteCollection = Get-SPSite $siteUrl
Enable-SPFeature “PublishingSite” -Url $siteCollection.Url -force
Enable-SPFeature “PublishingWeb” -Url $siteCollection.Url -force

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Hope this will be helpful.

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About Bijay Kumar

I am Bijay from Odisha, India. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies in Bangalore, India. I am Microsoft Office Servers and Services (SharePoint) MVP (5 times). I works in SharePoint 2016/2013/2010, SharePoint Online Office 365 etc. Check out My MVP Profile.. I also run popular SharePoint web site SharePointSky.com

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