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I am using SharePoint Online and have an existing site.
It is most likely communication or publishing.

How to check, which type it is?

Is it possible to do so from the browser?

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You can use SharePoint online management shell to run powershell cmdlet to get the template id and compare to know the site template

$adminUPN=<admin account>
$userCredential = Get-Credential -UserName $adminUPN -Message "Type the password."
Connect-SPOService -Url https://domainname-admin.sharepoint.com -Credential $userCredential
Get-SPOSite -Identity <site url> -detailed|select template

It will return a template ID and you can refer to a list here: https://vladtalkstech.com/2019/12/sharepoint-online-site-template-id-list-for-powershell.html

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  • Thank you :) Is there a way to check it from the browser? – Ania May 14 at 7:55
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    @Ania, communication site is a modern site with a unique Layout, you can check it here:support.office.com/en-us/article/… If you are an admin, go SharePoint Admin center>Active sites, find your site and you will know if it is a communication site. – Jerry_MSFT May 14 at 8:07
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    @Ania docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/… Please follow this tutorial to start with new admin center – Jerry_MSFT May 14 at 8:09

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