Publish a content type from a content publishing hub

If you are working on a hub site that publishes content types to other site collections, you can publish, republish, or unpublish content types centrally.

On the Content Types Publishing page in a hub site you can publish, unpublish, or republish a content type.

 Important    You must be a Site Collection Administrator to manage content type publishing on a hub site.

  1. Go to the top-level site in the hub site collection.
  2. Select the Options button Options button and then select Site Settings.
  3. Under Web Designer Galleries, choose Site content types.
  4. On the Site Content Types page, choose the name of the content type for which you want to manage updates.
  5. Under Settings, click Manage publishing for this content type.

 Note    If you don’t see Manage publishing for this content type in the list of Settings, then this site is not a hub site. To manage updates for the content type, go to the hub site.

  1. On the Content Type Publishing page, do one of the following:
  • To make it available for use in all subscriber sites, choose Publish.
  • To push any changes to all subscriber sites, choose Republish.
  • To remove it from central management, choose Unpublish.
  1. Click OK.

You can also view the publishing history for the content type on the Content Type Publishing page.

More information about published content types


Find the URL for a hub site

If you want to manage a content type, you must go to the hub site where that content type is published. To find the URL for the hub sites that your site subscribes to, follow these steps:

  1. Select the Options button Options button and then select Site Settings.
  2. Under Site Collection Administration, click Content type publishing.
  3. In the Hubs section, you can see the names of any Managed Metadata Service applications that publish content types to this site collection listed in bold text. After the service application names, you can see the URLs for the hub sites. You can also see a list of the subscribed content types.

Subscribed content types are read-only on subscriber sites. If you want to change a content type that was published to your site, select the URL for the hub site.

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Get updates for published content types from a subscriber site

If you are working on a site that subscribes to content types from a hub sites, you'll automatically receive updates when they are published from the hub site. At any time, you can refresh the content types to receive any recent updates.

  1. Select the Options button Options button and then select Site Settings.
  2. Under Site Collection Administration, click Content type publishing.
  3. In the Refresh All Published Content Types section, choose Refresh all published content types on next update.

 Note   To create or manage a site content type on a site, you must have at least Design permissions to that site.

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Applies to:
SharePoint admin center, SharePoint Foundation 2013, SharePoint Online Enterprise (E1), SharePoint Online Enterprise (E3 & E4), SharePoint Online Midsized Business, SharePoint Online operated by 21Vianet - Enterprise (E1 & E2), SharePoint Online operated by 21Vianet - Enterprise (E3 & E4), SharePoint Online operated by 21Vianet - Midsized Business, SharePoint operated by 21Vianet - admin center, SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise, SharePoint Server 2013 Standard