I’ve created a new tenant today and when I look at my site I’ve got a team site at my https://mytenant.sharepoint.com url. I would like this to be a publishing portal.

So I first delete my site collection and then I create a new publishing portal within the Admin Center.

Now don’t use the Publishing template

 

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Use the Custom -> Select template later option instead.

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If you don’t do this you will find that the Publishing Portal doesn’t get created properly.

You will now see the following warning:

HowLongCouldItTake

Could it really take 24 hours to create a site collection? In general the site collection will be there a few moments later. Then suddenly I got :

deleted

Hmm, these asynchronous processes seem to be struggling to get the messages in the right order on my screen. The site collection seems to be created anyway.

Now the final piece of creating my publishing site collection. Visit the site collection by going to the url of the site collection (https://mytenant.sharepoint.com) and then select the Publishing Portal Template:

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Then we will have to wait for a while. Hopefully this will not take 24 hours!

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After about 5 minutes the following People and Groups form will appear.

PeopleAndGroups

Clicking on Ok will then finally give the Publishing portal that I was after.

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