Content Types in SharePoint 2013 – An Overview


A content type in SharePoint 2013 represents a complete group of informational items within your organization sharing common properties like meeting minutes. Depending on your requirement, you can define these properties to meet your business requirements.


These include

  • Name
  • Description


Additionally, a grouping category allows you to adjust all properties related to following


  • Templates
  • Workflow
  • Site columns
  • Information policies
  • Document information panel settings

Depending on your requirement, you can alter these properties any time. You can even optionally apply all the made changes to your complete environment. Several content types are offered by SharePoint and these existing content types provide robust foundations for content types of the future.
You can make a selection and choose one of these available content types for creating your content type in central gallery. Here, you can then easily apply it to several lists & libraries throughout a SharePoint site collection.
Also, by creation of new content types, you get the leverage to apply rules & properties for customizing information and linking the same to your business activities.

We hope this tutorial fully explains the concept of content type in SharePoint 2013.


Kristin is a content strategist at Techarex Networks. Kristin follows the B2B technology space closely and loves to write on the latest changes in technology, futuretech and fixes for day to day how to issues. Besides writing Kristin also loves music, moves and skating.

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