In the most simple terms, a SharePoint content type is a collection of columns for items or files in a list or library. More specifically, a content type is a blueprint for the properties that get associated with a type of list item or file within the corresponding list or library, thus making the information more meaningful. A content type ties an item or file to its properties. Further, content types are reusable and therefore offer the ability to standardize the type of information that gets collected across multiple lists and/or libraries within your site.
In this recipe, we will see how to create a new content type for your site and add columns to it.
You will needDesignorFull Control permissions to the site where you would like to create the new content type.
How to do it...
To create a new content type, do the following:
- Browse to theSite Settings...