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Create Content Type Hub in SharePoint 2013

Posted by Paul on October 25, 2014


In this article we can explore how to create Content Type hub in SharePoint 2013.

Content Type Hub

Content Type Hub is a centralized location where we manage, publish content types to other web applications.

· Content Type Hub is actually a Site Collection.

· Content Type is published & subscribed using the Managed Metadata Service application.

Steps

Follow the steps below to create a content type hub. Open Central Administration > Manage Web Applications > Create New Web Application. This will be our publishing application.

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Create a new site collection under the new web application.

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The site collection looks like below.

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Create a new content type under the site collection. Name it as Travel Request.

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Open Central Administration > Manage Service Application > Choose Managed Metadata Service > Click Properties.

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Enter the Content Type Hub URL as shown below.

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Now choose the connection (sub item) of Managed Metadata Service

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Check the following options which ensure subscribing published content types.

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Back to our Source Content Type > Choose the Content Type Settings > Manage Publishing for this Content Type.

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Choose the Publish option and click the OK button.

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Go to Central Administration > Monitoring > Review Job Definitions. Select the following jobs:

1. Content Type Hub

2. Content Type Subscriber (For Default SharePoint Site)

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Choose the Run Now option for each job as shown below inducing few minutes delay in between.

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Refresh the Subscribing site collection & you should be able to see the new content type.

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This concludes our content type publishing & subscribing.

Summary of Activities

Following were the summary of activities:

1. Create Content Type Hub – Web Application & Site Collection

2. Create Content Type under Site Collection

3. Manage Metadata Service Application

4. Manage Metadata Service Application Connection

5. Publish Content Type

6. Run Timer Jobs

7. Refresh Subscribing Site Collection

8. Ensure Content Type is visible

References

http://bit.ly/1EQ4RqX

Summary

In this article we have explored how to create content type hub.

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