Saturday, July 13, 2013

Activate SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure Feature

Why we need to Activate SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure Feature?


To use below SharePoint Server Publishing features....


The publishing features that are enabled when the SharePoint Server Publishing feature is enabled on a non publishing site.

In Site settings - When you enable the SharePoint Server Publishing feature, the following changes are made to the Site Settings page:

  1. In the Galleries section, the Master pages link is removed, and it is replaced with the Master pages and page layouts link at both the site collection and site level.
  2. In the Site Administration section, a Site output cache link is added at the site level only.
  3. In the Look and Feel section, the following links are added at both the site collection and site level.

  • Master Page
  • Page layouts and site templates
  • Welcome Page

4 . In the Site Actions section, the Save site as template link is removed at both the site collection and site level.

5. In the Site Collection Administration section, the following links are added at the site collection level only:
  • Site collection cache profiles
  • Site collection object cache
  • Site collection output cache

Regional settings- When you enable the SharePoint Server Publishing feature, the Subsite Settings section is added to the Regional Settings page. This enables you specify whether all sites below the current site should inherit the regional settings set for the current site.


Document libraries and lists Created

When you enable the SharePoint Server Publishing feature, the following document libraries and lists are added:
  •  Documents This library stores documents that are used on pages in the site.
  •  Images This library stores images that are used on pages in the site.
  •  Pages This library stores pages that are created in the site.
  •  Workflow Tasks This list stores workflow tasks that are created in the site.

List and Libraries Settings-
 In addition to the libraries and lists that are created, the following changes are made to document library settings:
  • On the Document Library Settings page, in the General Settings section, a Manage item scheduling link is added.
  • On the Versioning Settings page, the following changes are made:
  • The Document Version History option is set to Create major and minor (draft) versions. This option determines what versions are created when a file is edited in the Pages library.
  • The Draft Item Security option is set to Only users who can edit items. This option determines who can see draft items in the Pages library.
  • The Require Check Out option is set to Yes. This option requires documents to be checked out before they can be edited.

NavigationThe following navigation changes are made when you enable the SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure feature:

  •  The top link bar is replaced with the global navigation menu.
  •  Default settings for the global navigation menu and the Quick Launch menu are specified.

Web Parts

When you enable the SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure feature, the following Web Parts are added at the site collection level and are available to use in all sites that are created within the site collection:
  •  Content Query Web Part
  •  Media Web Part
  •  Summary Links Web Part
  •  Table Of Contents Web Part
Page editing menu
When you enable the SharePoint Server Publishing feature, the following changes are made to the page editing menu: 
  •  The Publish tab and Publish button are added to the master page.

Other changes
When you enable the SharePoint Server Publishing feature, the following changes are made:

  • Users can no longer create pages that have a space in the name. Spaces are automatically converted to a dash .
  •  The Manage Content and Structure link is added to the Site Actions menu. This opens the Site Content and Structure tool for the entire site collection. 





Here are some steps to Activate SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure Feature...


  1. On the Site Actions menu, click Site Settings.
  2. Do one or both of the following:

At site level

  1. On the Site Settings page, in the Site Actions section, click Manage site features.
  2. Next to SharePoint Server Publishing, click Activate.  
Note: To enable the Publishing feature for a subsite, you must first activate the Publishing Infrastructure for the top level site in your site collection.

At the site collection level

  1. If you are not at the root of your site, under Site Collection Administration, click Go to top level site settings.
  2. On the Site Settings page, under Site Collection Administration, click Site collection features.
  3. On the Site Collection Features page, next to SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure, click Activate.
Note:  To make available Site Collection Administration section in the Site Setting you have to be Site Collection Administrator.



Using PowerShell...

                   
Using STSADM utility....

stsadm -o activatefeature -name PublishingResources -url http://itmohit
stsadm -o activatefeature -filename publishing\feature.xml -url http://itmohit -force 

stsadm -o activatefeature -filename publishingresources\feature.xml -url http://itmohit -force 

stsadm -o activatefeature -filename publishingSite\feature.xml -url http://itmohit -force 

stsadm -o activatefeature -filename publishingweb\feature.xml -url http://itmohit -force 

stsadm -o activatefeature -filename publishinglayouts\feature.xml -url http://itmohit -force 

stsadm -o activatefeature -filename navigation\feature.xml -url http://itmohit -force


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