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How to unpublish a content type in SharePoint 2010

Posted by Vijai Anand Articles | SharePoint February 28, 2011
In this article we will be seeing how to unpublish a content type in SharePoint 2010.
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In this article we will be seeing how to unpublish a content type in SharePoint 2010.

In this article we will be seeing the following:

  • UnPublish a content type using console application
  • UnPublish a content type using powershell script

Steps Involved:

  • Open visual studio 2010.
  • Create a new console application.
  • Add the following references.
     
    • Microsoft.SharePoint.dll
    • Microsoft.SharePoint.Taxonomy.dll
       
  • Add the following namespaces.
     
    • Using Microsoft.SharePoint;
    • Using Microsoft.Sharepoint.Taxonomy.ContentTypeSync;

UnPublish a content type using console application:

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using Microsoft.SharePoint;
using Microsoft.SharePoint.Taxonomy.ContentTypeSync;

namespace EMM
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            using (SPSite site = new SPSite("http://servername:10/"))
            {
                using (SPWeb web = site.RootWeb)
                {
                    SPContentType contentType = web.ContentTypes["_bContentType"];
                    if (ContentTypePublisher.IsContentTypeSharingEnabled(site))
                    {
                        ContentTypePublisher ctPublisher = new ContentTypePublisher(site);
                        ctPublisher.UnPublish(contentType);
                        Console.WriteLine(contentType.Name + " is unpublished successfully");
                        Console.ReadLine();
                    }

                }
            }
        }
    }
}


Unpublisshare1.gif

Go to Site Actions=> Site Settings => Galleries => Site Content Types => Manage publishing for the content type.

Unpublisshare2.gif

You could see the content type is unpublished successfully.

Unpublisshare3.gif

Publish a content type using powershell script:


$hubSite=Get-SPSite "http://servername:10/"
$hubWeb=$hubSite.RootWeb
$contentType=$hubWeb.ContentTypes["_bContentType"]
$ctPublisher=New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Taxonomy.ContentTypeSync.ContentTypePublisher($hubSite)
$ctPublisher.UnPublish($contentType)

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