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

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

The “Create Site” link in SharePoint Online Home ( helps end-users to create their own modern SharePoint sites. We got a requirement to disable this “Create Site” Link as a policy decision.

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To disable the “Create site” link, follow these steps:

  1. Login to SharePoint Online Admin Center (
  2. Click on “Settings” in the left navigation
  3. Under the “Site Creation” section, Uncheck “Let users create sites from the SharePoint start page and OneDrive”. disable create site in sharepoint online home
  4. Click on the “Save” button to save your changes!

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

Here is the Microsoft documentation:

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3 thoughts on “SharePoint Online: How to Hide the “Create Site” Link in SharePoint Start Page?

  • Is there a way to prevent users to create a communication site, but allow to create a site via OneDrive?

  • In my environment, if I uncheck that box, the Save button is not available. If I change the time zone or the location where sites are created, I can save, but it does not uncheck the box and users are still seeing the option to create sites… I’d like to remove that checkbox but for some reason, it will not save.


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