How to divide a large root Web into smaller subsites in Expression Web, in SharePoint Designer 2007, and in FrontPage 2003

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For a Microsoft FrontPage 2002 version of this article, see 292625.
For a Microsoft FrontPage 2000 version of this article, see 205234.
For a Microsoft FrontPage 98 version of this article, see 194676.
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Microsoft Expression Web, Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007, and Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003 let you divide a site into multiple subsites. This process to makes it easier for you to complete administrative and authoring tasks, such as changing themes, publishing changes, and even finding specific files.

Additionally, if you have a large Web site, you can assign each author his or her own subsite to keep track of his or her work. This article describes how to divide a large root Web into several smaller subsites.


To divide a large root Web into several smaller subsites, follow these steps:
  1. Open the Web that you want to divide into subsites.
  2. Organize your content into folders in your Web.
  3. Right-click a folder that you want to make into a subsite, and then click Convert to Web.
  4. In the Changing this folder will cause pages in it to change dialog box, click Yes.
Note If you want to use hyperlinks to move from the root Web to a subsite or between subsites, you must use an absolute hyperlink, such as the following example:
Additionally, if you use shared borders and navigation bars, you may experience some problems.


Article ID: 825512 - Last Review: May 31, 2007 - Revision: 2.2
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007
  • Microsoft Expression Web
  • Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003
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