Creating a public-facing website in Sharepoint 2013

Shameem Ahmed 21 April 2013 1




Sharepoint 2013 allows you to create public-facing web sites for your organization. Any number of web sites can be created for different purposes like company website, product launch, specific topic etc.

By default, public-facing web sites consist of pages like home, about us, contact us, directions and a blog module.

Creating public-facing website

Open Sharepoint administration and select Public Website from New button in the ribbon

Fill in the details and click OK to create your public-facing web site

Sharepoint will take some time to create your public-facing website. Once it’s done Sharepoint will display the link of the newly created website.

In the next article we’ll see how to work with the web site and change content, look and feel of the website.

Delete a public-facing site

To delete a public-facing website, select the website in Sharepoint administration and press Delete from the ribbon.

Edit Header links

Click on EDIT LINKS to manage links on the header.

You can do the following in the EDIT LINKS:

  1. Click on a link for example Services to change
    its title
  2. Click on the eye icon to hide a link
  3. Click on the X to delete a  link
  4. Click on + link to add new links
  5. You can drag and drop links as well
  6. Click on Save or Cancel button to save or
    chancel your changes

Change Look and feel of the site

Click on Change the Look button in Site ribbon tab

Select the template to change the look and feel of the site

Other options available in Site ribbon tab are:
Edit Title – change title of the site
Change Logo – change logo of the site
Edit Menu – Same as Edit Links
Edit Site Elements – Change Header, Footer of the site
Edit Style Sheet – change CSS of the site




Shameem Ahmed (370 Posts)

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  1. Joao Ferreira 31 October 2013 at 12:31 am - Reply

    Very nice article about public facing sites.
    I’m working with branding for the public facing sites, let me introduce our work, take a look at http://bindtuning.com/
    We have a tunning tool where you can fully customize a theme for SharePoint and besides being responsive the theme include a lot of features.

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