How to Create Lists & Libraries in SharePoint 2013

My friends and colleagues asked me to show them how to create site contents in 2013 and people are thinking, is it different from 2010? The answer is yes.

SharePoint 2013 improved the creation of site contents by narrowing it's site contents classifications.

Let's see it.

Click on the top-right corner on the settings logo, click on Site Contents.

Site Contents in sharepoint

You will see an option Add an app on the page opened.

add an app in sharepoint

When you click on it, the following apps are visible.

Under the Noteworthy Category we have :

  1. Document Library
  2. Custom List
  3. Tasks
  4. Site Mailbox

Under the Apps category, we will have all the apps you have added through the App store. So as we have seen earlier we have many kinds of Document Libraries, Lists and Tasks but here in 2013 it has been narrowed to only three of them so users can use them and change their content type as needed. So we have three main features of the site as Document Library, Custom List and Tasks.

app category in sharepoint

So as per the screen above, I clicked on Document Library.

We can see the form to be filled with the following details:

  1. Name and Description
  2. Document Version History
  3. Document Template

adding document library

Document Library

Once you fill it in, the Document Library is created.

Document Library is created

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