I did the follow:-

  1. I added a new Content type, and I specify to have “Issue” content type as its parent.

  2. Then I added 5 site columns, and I added them to the new Content Type.so the new content type will have the fields from the parent Issue and the five custom columns

  3. Now I create a new Issue Tracking App inside my team site.

  4. And I change the default content type for the list to use my custom content type instead of the default Issue content type as follow:-

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  1. i specify the following order columns and i specify to hide these columns:- enter image description here

but now if I hide or re-order the columns inside my custom content type it will not have any effect on the create form which looks as follow:-

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For example I have specified that the AssinedTo should be hidden , and I specify different order, can anyone advice on this please? Can anyone advice on this please? Thanks

1 Answer 1


Click on "Assigned To" column from content type settings page.

Make the change.

Then select "Update all content types inheriting from this type"

Click Ok.

  • i already did this ,, mainly i modify the columns (hide & re-order) from the content type settings and i had this reflected inside the List's content type... can you advice more on this please? so manily if you go to site Gallary at the site level or from the content type inside the list you will see the same settings ..
    – John John
    Nov 3, 2014 at 16:18
  • If you are making any changes to the parent content type then you should propagate those changes. To do that while making the changes you should select "Update all content types inheriting from this type" radio button to "Yes" Nov 3, 2014 at 16:20
  • but i did not modify the parent Issue content type, i just inherite from it to get the defualt columns, then inside my new content type i chose to hide and re-order the columns ..
    – John John
    Nov 3, 2014 at 16:23
  • so for example inside the Issue content type i have the Assingedto column set as required, while insdie the new content type i chose to hide it .. but when creating a new item from my list which is based on the new content type the Assinged To column will still be shown ...
    – John John
    Nov 3, 2014 at 16:24
  • By parent I meant the new content type you created. When you set the new content type to a list (that list will localize a copy of the assigned content type) Nov 3, 2014 at 16:26

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