Before We Start: This article explains step-by-step how to create a SharePoint site. Before creating the site, determine whether a Teams or Communication site is needed. Reference “Team vs. Communication SharePoint Site” for help determining which site is best for the intended use.
Notes: Keep in mind when creating a SharePoint site, the name cannot be used again by anyone in your organization. For example, if you create a “Finance” site, additional Finance sites will have to be named something different.
Step 1: If you are using Chrome as your browser click on the Windows Button at the top right of your window OR enter “office.com” into your browser and press enter. Login with your Microsoft credentials.
Step 2: Click on the SharePoint Icon button on the left ribbon.
Step 3: On the SharePoint start Page click Create Site.
Step 4: Select either Team Site or Communication Site. If unsure about which site is needed, reference guide article “Team vs. Communication SharePoint Site”.
Step 5: Input the Name of the site and a description if desired.
Step 6: Using the site name, SharePoint auto fills the group email address and site address fields. Click on the edit button to edit these fields if the automatic input is already taken. Click Next.
Step 7: Select your privacy setting and language setting. Once completed click Next.
Step 8 (Optional): Add additional owners’ and members’ email addresses. Click Finish when done. For more information on permissions levels in Team sites, please reference guide article “Permissions Levels in Team Sites”.
Note: You can add additional owners and members after the site has been created.
Step 9 (Optional): Now that your site has been created, check the Following button to have this SharePoint site appear on your SharePoint Portal.