How do you create a subsite for a SharePoint Online 2013 public site?


  • Ok I've looked everywhere and give up. How do you create a subsite for a SharePoint Online 2013 public sit?. I've looked on the "Site Content" page and couldn't find it. 

    Jeffrey T McFarland

    Tuesday, February 12, 2013 6:46 PM

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  • Click on the gear in the upper right corner, choose "Site contents".  At the bottom of the next page is a link "new subsite"
    Thursday, February 28, 2013 10:16 PM
  • Hi jmcfarland86

    You cannot create subsites currently on the SharePoint Online 2013 public site.



    Nigel Price NJPEnterprises

    Friday, March 8, 2013 12:40 PM
  • I found out you can actually create a subsite for a SharePoint Online public site. However, you must use SharePoint Designer to do it.

    View more details at this blog post

    Jeffrey T McFarland

    Tuesday, March 12, 2013 1:09 AM
  • Hi jmcfarland86

    Yes you can create one using SharePoint Designer but....

    Microsoft will not support it

    you cannot use it in navigation because it does not show up because you do not have navigation link in site admin.



    Nigel Price NJPEnterprises

    Tuesday, March 12, 2013 8:08 AM
  • Hi

    How can this be proposed as an answer ?

    The link "New SubSite" is not available in public facing Office 365 Wave 15 web sites.

    Microsoft have also stated on the office 365 forums that they will not support public facing Office 365 web sites which contain subsites, however they are created.

    Pramod7 - can you please unpropose this as an answer.



    Nigel Price NJPEnterprises

    Saturday, March 23, 2013 1:20 AM
  • I tried it on my older sharepoint public site and it worked for me so I thought it was the right answer. I dont find any option to unpropose the answer. Maybe someone can come up with an better answer to your problem.

    Saturday, March 23, 2013 1:38 AM
  • Thanks for the Answers in this tread. Regardless if they are supported or not with Microsoft. This entire cloud solution is changing so rapidly that all the posts together contributed.

    I personally like that the answers were:

    SharePoint Designer Only

    Custom Links to the subsite only

    Not supported by Microsoft.  (Still looking for PROOF of this in their documentation)

    Thursday, October 17, 2013 5:12 PM
  • This is not correct, why is it marked as answer?

    Christophe Humbert Path to SharePoint User Managed Solutions

    Sunday, October 27, 2013 1:27 AM
  • Does this really work in SharePoint Online 2013?

    On the Site Content page, in the bottom, I  see a section "Subsites" that says "This site does not have any subsites." and no "new subsite" link like pramod7 mentions.

    Were you able to find it or were you able to create a subsite under public site?

    Sunday, November 3, 2013 3:58 AM