SharePoint Online: How to Hide “Create Site” Link in SharePoint Start Page?

Requirement: Disable Create site link from SharePoint Online home page!

The “Create Site” link in SharePoint Online Home (https://crescenttech.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/sharepoint.aspx) helps end users to create their own modern SharePoint sites. We got a requirement to disable this “Create Site” Link as a policy decision.

hide create site link sharepoint online

To disable create site link, follow these steps:

  • Login to SharePoint Online Admin Center (https://yourtenant-admin.sharepoint.com)
  • Click on “Settings” in left navigation
  • Under “Site Creation” section, Un-check “Let users create sites from the SharePoint start page and OneDrive”.
    disable create site in sharepoint online home
  • Click on “Save” button to save your changes!

This hides “Create Site” link in SharePoint Online home page for everyone including administrators (Admins can create sites via SharePoint Online Admin center or PowerShell) once you logout and login back!

Here is the Microsoft documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/manage-site-creation

Salaudeen Rajack

Salaudeen Rajack is a SharePoint Architect with Two decades of SharePoint Experience. He loves sharing his knowledge and experiences with the SharePoint community, through his real-world articles!

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