Enable publishing features

SharePoint includes a classic set of features that enable you to author and publish rich webpages for your intranet. Activate the SharePoint Publishing Infrastructure at the site collection level to turn them on.

Notes: 

  • The classic publishing site templates includes the publishing features by default.

  • Classic publishing features are not available on modern communication sites. Modern communication sites provide a newer alternative by default.

Activate publishing at the site collection level

  1. From the root of your site collection, click Settings Small Settings gear that took the place of Site Settings. and then click Site settings.

    Note: If you don't see Site settings in the Settings menu, select Site contents > Site settings

  2. On the Site Settings page under Site Collection Administration, click Site collection features.

  3. On the Site Features page, scroll down to SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure and click Activate.

Once publishing features are activated, subsites inherit them automatically. If you created a site before activating the publishing features, manually activate it at the site level.

  1. From any page within the site, click Settings Small Settings gear that took the place of Site Settings. and then click Site settings.

    Site Setting drop down
  2. On the Site Settings page, in the Site Actions section, click Manage site features.

  3. On the Site Features page, next to SharePoint Server Publishing, click Activate.

    Enable sharepoint publishing option under Site collection features
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