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Add-PnPContentType: Create Site Content Type in SharePoint using PowerShell

The example in this topic show how to use PowerShell to Create Site Content Type in SharePoint
  • Using PnP (Pattern and Practice) PowerShell commands, you can access and manipulate SharePoint objects easily.
  • Prerequisite: You have to install cmdlets to work in PnP PowerShell.

How to run PnP PowerShell command in SharePoint?

  • First, open powershell ise.
  • powershell ise
  • Make sure you run it in Administrator Mode.
  • Now, copy and paste the code mentioned below and click on Run Script as shown in the screenshot.
  • powershell ise run command

  • # Provide credentials over here
  • $creds = (New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential "<<UserName>>",(ConvertTo-SecureString "<<Password>>" -AsPlainText -Force))
  • # Provide URL of the Site over here
  • # If you do not wish to pass credentials hard coded then you can use: -Credentials (Get-Credential). This will prompt to enter credentials
  • Connect-PnPOnline -Url http://MyServer/sites/MySiteCollection -Credentials $creds
  • # Specify the parent content type over here
  • $parentContentType = Get-PnPContentType -Identity "Excel based Status Indicator"
  • # -Name: Provide new content type name
  • # -Description: Description of the new content type
  • # -Group: Name of the group under which the new content type will be created
  • Add-PnPContentType -Name "a test Content Type" -Description "New content type description" -Group "Custom Content Types Group" -ParentContentType $parentContentType
  • Disconnect-PnPOnline 

Thank you for reading this article. This code was tested in SharePoint 2013

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