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New-PnPWeb: Create Sub Site in SharePoint using PowerShell

The example in this topic show how to use PowerShell to Create Sub Site 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 testhttp://MyServer/sites/MySiteCollection -Credentials $creds
  • # Paramenters
  • $title = "PowerShellSubSite2"
  • $SiteUrl = "PowerShellSubSite2"
  • $Description = "Sub Site Created using powershell"
  • $Locale = 1033
  • # "STS#0" is the code for 'Team Site' template
  • $Template = "STS#0"
  • # "BreakInheritance" is a Switch Parameter.
  • # A "Switch Parameter" does not take a value. If it is written in code, it turns on the "action" otherwise taken as false.
  • # Here we have written "-BreakInheritance", this will break permission inheritance from parent site
  • New-PnPWeb -Title $title -Url $SiteUrl -Description $Description -Locale $Locale -Template $Template -BreakInheritance

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

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