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Custom Site Columns and Site Content Types are missing from Site Settings RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have created custom site Columns and custom site content types and using it inside my document library. 

    all of a sudden, the site columns / site content types have disappeared from  Site Settings >> Gallaries >> Site columns / Site content types...Not sure why. 

    Any thoughts?

    Tuesday, May 29, 2012 8:33 PM

Answers

  • Hi TarSam.

    Could it be that the site site columns and the site content types were in a different site/web? Like if you created the site column in a subsite and then it is missing in the root site?
    If you want site columns and content types to be available everywhere in a site collection, create them in the root only.

    For cross site collection, there is a part of the Managed metadata Service Application that is called a Content Type Hub, that can be used to centrally control all content types cross site collections.

    Hope this helps

    Regards


    Thomas Balkeståhl - Technical Specialist - SharePoint - http://blog.blksthl.com
    Download the SharePoint Branding Project here

    • Marked as answer by star.wars Wednesday, June 6, 2012 9:40 AM
    Tuesday, May 29, 2012 9:10 PM

All replies

  • Hi TarSam.

    Could it be that the site site columns and the site content types were in a different site/web? Like if you created the site column in a subsite and then it is missing in the root site?
    If you want site columns and content types to be available everywhere in a site collection, create them in the root only.

    For cross site collection, there is a part of the Managed metadata Service Application that is called a Content Type Hub, that can be used to centrally control all content types cross site collections.

    Hope this helps

    Regards


    Thomas Balkeståhl - Technical Specialist - SharePoint - http://blog.blksthl.com
    Download the SharePoint Branding Project here

    • Marked as answer by star.wars Wednesday, June 6, 2012 9:40 AM
    Tuesday, May 29, 2012 9:10 PM
  • As crazy as this sounds, check the Site Content Types for all your subsites. They may have relocated themselves to another subsite. Did you change the URL of a subsite? A seemingly harmless task.
    Tuesday, September 1, 2015 6:49 PM