How do I? – Make a new Content Type available in SharePoint 2007

Written by Cornelius J. van Dyk on . Posted in How Do I...

After creating a new Content Type, making it available to be used by your content authors for publishing, you need to add it to the Pages library as follows:

  1. Navigate to SA/VASC.

  2. In the Document Libraries section, click “Pages”.

  3. In the library’s menu bar, click “Settings”.
  4. On the popup menu, click Document Library Settings.

  5. Under the Content Types section, click “Add from existing site content types”.

  6. Scroll down until you locate your new Site Content Type, in our case “TestContentType”.
  7. Select it by clicking on it and click the “Add” button in the middle to move it from the “Available Site Content Types” list to the “Content types to add” list.

  8. Click the “OK” button to complete the add the Site Content Type.
  9. The new Content Type should now show up in the Content Types section.

  10. Scroll back to the top of the page and click the “Pages” link in the breadcrumb.

  11. Confirm that your new Content Type is available by clicking the dropdown arrow just to the right of the New button.
  12. The new Content Type should be an available option on the popup menu.



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Cornelius J. van Dyk

Born and raised in South Africa during the 70's I got my start in computers when a game on my Sinclair ZX Spectrum crashed, revealing it's BASIC source code. The ZX had a whopping 48K of memory which was considered to be a lot in the Commodore Vic20 era, but more importantly, it had BASIC built into the soft touch keyboard. Teaching myself to program, I coded my first commercial program at age 15.

After graduating high school at 17, I joined the South African Air Force, graduating the Academy and becoming a Pilot with the rank of First Lieutenant by age 20. After serving my country for six years, I made my way back into computer software.

Continuing my education, I graduated Suma Cum Laude from the Computer Training Institute before joining First National Bank where my work won the Smithsonian Award for Technological Innovation in the field of Banking and Insurance. Soon I met Will Coleman from Amdahl SA, who introduced me to a little known programming language named Huron/ObjectStar. As fate would have it, this unknown language and Y2K brought me to the USA in 1998.

I got involved with SharePoint after playing around with the Beta for SharePoint Portal Server 2003. Leaving my career at Rexnord to become a consultant in 2004, I was first awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award for SharePoint in 2005, becoming only the 9th MVP for WSS at the time. I fulfilled a life long dream by pledging allegiance to the Flag as a US citizen in 2006. I met the love of my life and became a private consultant in 2008. I was honored to receive my ninth MVP award for SharePoint Server in 2013.

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