Create Content types in SharePoint 2013

In this post you will learn how to create a Content Types SharePoint 2013.

You can see my other article where we have created a using Visual studio 2012. In few scenarios we will create from the site Instead of building it as a solution package using Visual Studio 2012.

Create site columns:

You can create content type with site columns or without site columns.

In this post you will learn how to create them using site columns.

Go to [Site settingsà click on site columns under “Web designer Galleries”

Click on create a site column, the below screenshot will appears.

Create all the required under a group. Here we are using “Ticketing system” as a group.

I have created four columns Prority, Ticket description, Ticket Number, Ticket status.


Once it's done, let’s learn..

How to Create content type:

Go to [Site settingsà click on site content types  under “Web designer Galleries”.

Enter all the required fields. See the below sample screenshot for reference.

Once You create it, it will show the below screen.

Now Click on “Add from existing site columns” link on the page. Select all the required columns and add to the content type. Once columns have been added, then It's time to the content type that we have created now. 

Create a list using content types:

We will create a list and which will use the above content Type of the metadata which will get stored in the list.

You can use this article to create a list using OOB feature.

To Create a list, Click on Site contents [add an app]

Here we are creating a list called Ticket Details to store the ticketing related information.

Go to [List Settings][Advanced settings] Select “Yes” under  Allow management of content types.

Now you will observe under Content Types section in the list settings.

You click on “Allow from existing site content types”.

Select the content type which you have created and add it.

To make your list use the newly created content type as the The default one, Please click on “Change new button order and default content type”. Set “Position from Top” is 1 for the newly created one, so whenever a user will click to add new Item the first and default content type will be available will be “Ticketing system CT”.


You have seen how to create a content type using site columns created in the site.

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Devendra Velegandla is a five-time recipient of Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award (2014-2019) for Office Apps and Services, Office Servers and Services MVP and  SharePoint Server. He received the MCC award for his contributions in Microsoft MSDN/TechNet forums. He loves sharing articles, videos, and tutorial on SharePoint and Office 365.