Create A Content Type In SharePoint 2013

Introduction

Content type is the most powerful feature in SharePoint . Content types allow your documents to be organized and uniform across your SharePoint site.

It's like a template and we can reuse the same template in other site collection. Once we created , we will commonly use same template whenever it's required.

We can create a content type in multiple ways .
  1. Using Out of Box feature ( User Interface)
  2. Using Visual Studio ( Server Object model )
We can use Content type in SharePoint list, library, event receiver, workflow and page layout.

Steps for creating a Content Type

Step1

Go to Site settings -> click Site content type under Web Designer Galleries .

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Step2

Click on New - > the below screen will appears.

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Step3

Now you can add the Name and Description of the Content type and you have to choose parent content type. Next you have to choose the group, in which group you want to add your content type then click on Ok. SharePoint 2013
Step4

Once it's created the created content type screen looks like this.

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Step5

Now you can create site column under your content type. You can use existing site columns or create a new site columns .SharePoint 2013

Step6

Now, I have created three new columns under Content type or you can use existing site columns
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Step7

Now, I  have created a list and I will use the same content type in that list.

Go to list -> List Settings - > Advanced settings under General settings menu.

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Step8

Select Allow management of content type ="Yes " then click on Ok .

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Step9

Then go to content type section in your list settings page and click on add from existing site content types .
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Step10

Choose your content type and click on Ok button.
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Step11

Then go to your list and add an item in your list . Once it is added then edit the item and see if your content type is visible here .

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Step12

If I choose MyContentType then I will see one more page to add items.
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Step13

Finally, the ListView looks like this.

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These are the steps to create a content type in List . You can create the same for Library.

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