How to build a custom site

Building a custom site is actually quite easy. As mentioned earlier, a site is a collection of lists and libraries. They can also contain ASP.NET web parts. To create a custom site, plan the need for the site first. Decide what components are needed and then find a pre-existing site that has the most parts in common. Create a site based on that template and add in the missing pieces. This may require building out custom list definitions, or even custom web parts.

Once all of these pieces are put together and the site has all the required components, choose the Site Settings option from the Site Actions menu. The Site Actions menu is the main point of interest when working with SharePoint sites. It can be thought of as ...

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