How to Know Where Custom Content Types Should Be Created in SharePoint 2013


  • It’s extremely important to know where you can create a custom content type in SharePoint site hierarchy. If you have planned to use a content type throughout your organization in several sites, you need to store it in the top-level site’s content type gallery.
  • In case of more specialized content, you may have to create various content types applicable to a specific SharePoint site as well as its subsites. When you go for creating a content type, you need to select a specific parent. The content type automatically inherits all existing settings for template, workflow, or even metadata columns from this parent.
  • You need to consider the different content types your organization requires and then accordingly identify any of the relations they may exist between them. Also find out the inheritances they share so as to place all similar content types into suitable groups.
  • Also, it must be mentioned here that when you use the same parent for these content types, it means that you can filter easily based on the parent.


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