Migrating to Office 365? Site Actions and Site Settings Changes

In SharePoint 2010, the Site Actions link was on the top left of the page.

Site Actions - SharePoint 2010

In SharePoint 2013, it is on the top right and is displayed via a cog.

Site Actions - SharePoint 2013Here’s where to find things now:

  • More Options –> Add an App
  • New Document Library –> Add an App (lists and libraries are referred to as apps in 2013), or Site Contents –> Add an App
  • New Site –> Site Contents, Add a Subsite
  • Manage Content and Structure –> Site Settings
  • View All Site Contents –> Site Contents
  • Edit in SharePoint Designer –> Design View removed from SPD, need to manually open the site to edit it
  • Share Site –>  Shared With
  • Recycle Bin –> Site Contents

The Site Settings list has grown, make sure you know what you are doing before you start configuring some of these things as many cannot be undone.

SharePoint 2010 Site Settings:

Site Settings - SharePoint 2010

SharePoint 2013 Site Settings:

Site Settings - SharePoint 2013 a

Site Settings - SharePoint 2013 b


One comment

  1. Can you please tell me when you would use a Content Editor Web Part vs. the new CMS Field Controls that allow the same type of fauitconnlity? I am trying to convince a colleague that Page Layouts and CMS Field controls should be used rather then having static content editor web parts everywhere.


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