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Publishing Site Overview


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Publishing Site Overview 

A SharePoint 2010 publishing site contains additional features for managing web content beyond that found in a standard team site. In a team site, most of the pages you create are wiki pages and they are stored in the Site Pages library. A publishing site adds additional capabilities beyond what wiki pages provide. In a publishing site, you create publishing pages based on page layouts that provide layout control that is more sophisticated than the Text Layout feature found in standard pages.

A SharePoint 2010 publishing site is just a standard SharePoint site with additional features for managing web content. These features facilitate authoring and editing by a team of people for the purpose of delivering information to a public audience. A typical publishing site consists of a top-level site that contains the assets required to manage publishing, landing pages, core styles, and master navigation settings.

Top Level Site Structure

At a minimum, the top level site in a publishing site collection contains the following lists and libraries:

Site Collection Documents​ Stores documents that are used throughout the site collection.​
Site Collection Images​ Stores images that are used throughout the site collection.  ​
Style Library​ Style sheets, such as CSS or XSL files. The style sheets in this gallery can be used by this site or any of its subsites.​
Content and Structure Reports​ Queries that appear in the Content and Structure Tool views​
Reusable Content​ Items in this list contain HTML or text content which can be inserted into web pages. If an item has automatic update selected, the content will be inserted into web pages as a read-only reference, and the content will update if the item is changed. If the item does not have automatic update selected, the content will be inserted as a copy in the web page, and the content will not update if the item is changed.​
Workflow Tasks​ Workflow tasks for approval and other workflows​

Publishing Site Structure

A publishing site collection can contain subsites that do not support the publishing features. Any site within the site collection that does supprt publishing (including the top-level site) will, at a minimum contain the following lists and libraries:

Documents​ Stores documents that are used in the site.
Images​ Stores images that are used in the site collection.  ​
Pages​ Stores​ the publishing pages contained in the site.