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Summary: SharePoint Online offers Hub Sites for centralizing and connecting project and departmental sites. Admins create Hub Sites, and site owners connect their sites. Hub Sites provide structured navigation, a unified interface, and cross-site search functionality. Global Office 365 Administrators can create Hub Sites and connect them to other sites for enhanced project management and collaboration.

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Within the Hub site, you’ll find a well-organized navigation system, an updated user interface, and a universal search feature accessible across all associated sites. The responsibility for designing, establishing, and maintaining Hub sites while establishing connections falls under the purview of the SharePoint administrator.

  • A search can run across all the associated communication and team sites.
  • You can apply a common site structure, brand names, and navigational aspects.
  • Only the SharePoint administrator can create the Hub Sites.
  • The site owners can connect their sites with existing Hub sites.

How to plan a Hub site?

While the responsibility for creating hub sites lies with the SharePoint administrator, it is the site owners who play a pivotal role in linking their sites to a hub site and organizing them effectively. Hub sites serve two key purposes: facilitating seamless association and streamlined navigation.

When establishing a Hub site, the Global Administrator has the authority to select site owners who can establish connections with their respective sites. Once granted permission to link their sites, site administrators can proceed to connect them with the Hub sites. As a result, the affiliated sites will seamlessly adopt the site theme and shared navigation of the Hub. Furthermore, the site content will be seamlessly integrated into the Hub sites, making it readily accessible for Hub searches.

Connecting the team and communication sites with the Hub site does not create the Hub navigation, but the Hub site owners will determine which sites to add for the Hub navigation. It is possible to configure the events, news, sites, and important content for all associated sites or selected sites.

Hub sites and their interconnected sites rely on their associations for navigation. Hub site owners have the flexibility to determine which sites will be accessible for shared navigation and searches. Consequently, the navigation bar will prominently feature at the top of the Hub site’s homepage, ensuring seamless and intuitive navigation for users. It is also possible to move subsites to another site in SharePoint Hub sites like a normal site.

How to create a Hub Site?

Welcome to the focal point of our article, where we delve into the process of creating a Hub site in SharePoint Online and seamlessly connecting it with various other sites. It’s important to note that the ability to create a Hub site and establish connections with other sites is exclusively granted to a Global Office 365 Administrator.

  1. Login to your Admin account for SharePoint Online and go to the Admin option in the apps list.Login to your Admin account
  2. In the Admin Center list, choose SharePoint to open all the sites.choose SharePoint to open all the sites
  3. Go to the Active Sites of your account and choose a site you want to convert to a Home Hub Site. After selecting the site, click Hub>>Register as Hub Site.Register as Hub Site
  4. Provide a Hub name and select the different site owners to connect their sites with the current Hub site. Click Save.Click Save
  5. After creating the Hub site, you can see the Hub column is showing the name for the new Hub site.creating the Hub site
  6. Now, go to a communication or a team site that belongs to the same owner you chose while creating the Hub site and double-click on it. In the Hub Association section, click the Edit the Edit option
  7. In the drop-down list, choose the Hub site.choose the Hub site
  8. Click the Save button.Click the Save button
Important FAQs related to the creation and management of Hub sites
Q- Can the Hub Site’s webpage theme support the classic team site theme?

A- The Hub navigation appears on modern pages only. So, if you want to connect a team site with Hub, you should convert the theme.

Q- One of my communication sites is connected with an existing Hub site. Can I associate it with a different one?

A- A single site can be connected to a unique Hub only. So, you cannot connect your communication site with a second Hub site.

Q- How many Hub Sites can be created by an organization?

A- Your organization can create up to 2000 Hub sites for a single Office 365 subscription involving SharePoint Online.

Q- How are the permissions related to the Hub or connected sites changed during a Hub connection?

A- The permissions are not changed or edited for any of the sites. Only the site owners require permission from the Hub owner to connect their sites with it.

Q- Can i work on Hub Site like a normal site and move files in it.

A- Yes, the hub site works like a normal SharePoint site and you can import Excel files to SharePoint list created in the Hub site.


The Hub connection established between the Home site and other team or communication sites plays a pivotal role in enhancing a business’s project management and decision-making processes. When undertaking after SharePoint migration to a new account, maintaining the same environment can prove invaluable, allowing managers to seamlessly continue their work even after the migration process is complete. Kernel Migrator for SharePoint is the solution that fulfills these needs, as it ensures the comprehensive migration of the entire site, including metadata, properties, and permissions. Consequently, in the destination account, you will discover that the Hub connection remains intact, preserving the seamless flow of information and collaboration.

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