I have a client who built a Team site, but realized that she actually wants a Communication site because of the placement of the Navigation links. I can't find where to create this new site. I've followed a couple guides I found online, but this is what I see:

I first click on the highlighted portion, then click on SharePoint.

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Then I only see an option to Create a News Post:

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Could someone please let me know how I can create a communication site? I'm a site owner with full control...so I don't know if it's a permissions issue.


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You should be a SharePoint Administrator to create a Communication Site as a Site Collection. Please check your access.

If you have the access, then follow the below steps to create a Communication Site,

  • Navigate to Sharepoint page https://.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/sharepoint.aspx
  • Click Create Site Link enter image description here
  • Select Communication Site box from the Panel enter image description here
  • Then enter the details and create a site.

Hope this helps.

  • Thank you, this does help. So I need to be an Administrator to create a new site? Because I can currently only create a News Post.
    – Chris
    Commented Jun 24, 2021 at 16:39

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