Add the Missing “Create Site” Link in Site Action\Settings menu in SharePoint 2013
Creating a Site or a Subsite in SharePoint 2013 can be confusing since the link is not directly provided in Site Actions or now called “Settings” (Wheel) Menu.Adding the required link back in the “Settings” menu would require you to Create a Custom feature in Visual Studio and activate that in the desired Site Collection.In this post we will discuss a step-by-step process on How to Create a Custom Action (or simply a Link) and add to the “Settings” menu.
Please note that the Out-of-Box Option to create a Subsite is available in Site Contents menu.See detail How to Create a SubSite in SharePoint 2013.
To Create a Custom Action for “Settings” menu you would need the following -
- Visual Studio 2012
- Visual Studio 2012 tools for SharePoint
Once you have Installed these lets look at the Steps.
Step 1 – Create a New Empty project.
Paste the following in the Elements file.
<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″?>
Description=”Create Site Link” >
SharePoint will open the site with the URL you provided. Verify that the Settings menu has a Create Site link.