I'm currently using this command to create new SharePoint modern communication sites:

New-PnPSite -Type CommunicationSite -Owner me@acme.com -SiteDesign Blank -Lcid 1044 -Title "My site" -Url https://acme.sharepoint.com/sites/my_site

I've yet to find how to set the timezone for new sites, as there doesn't seem to be no timezone flag. Is there anything I'm missing here? How does others set timezone for new sites?

  • try this and let me know if it works for you. – Ganesh Sanap Mar 23 at 11:37

Using PnP-PowerShell, you can do it like below:

$adminUrl = "https://<tenant>-admin.sharepoint.com"
$newSiteUrl = "https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com/sites/Pensaerniaeth" 
$ownerEmail = "<your.name@your.email.com>"

$siteTitle = "Pensaerniaeth"                # Translates to "Architecture" - Bing Translator
$siteTemplate = "SITEPAGEPUBLISHING#0"      # Communication Site Template
$lcid = 1106                                # Welsh (https://capa.ltd/mui-lcids)
$timeZone = 2                               # London (https://capa.ltd/sp-timezones)

Connect-PnPOnline -Url $adminUrl -NoTelemetry
New-PnPTenantSite -Template $siteTemplate -Title $siteTitle -Url $newSiteUrl -Lcid $lcid -Owner $ownerEmail -TimeZone $timeZone


Create Communication Sites with a specific primary language using PnP PowerShell.

  • Thansk, but New-PnPTenantSite seems to create classic sites only, while I'm looking to create modern sites. – kenneho Mar 24 at 6:26
  • I have tried using this command to create communication site and it works fine. try it and let me know if you found any issue (don't get confused because of documentation). – Ganesh Sanap Mar 24 at 11:38

You could use use New-SPOSite to create new SharePoint modern communication sites with timezone:

New-SPOSite -Url https://acme.sharepoint.com/sites/my_site -Owner me@acme.com -Template "SITEPAGEPUBLISHING#0" -StorageQuota 2048 -Title "Communication" -TimeZoneId 13 -LocaleID 1044

References: https://www.sharepointdiary.com/2016/06/sharepoint-online-create-site-collection-using-powershell.html


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