Associate a SharePoint site with a hub site

Associate a SharePoint site with a hub site

A SharePoint hub site links together sites based on a project, department, division, region, etc. Associating a SharePoint site with a hub site makes it easier for users to discover related content, news, and site activity across all associated sites.

Example of a hub site:

Screenshot of a hub site

If you are the site owner, you can associate your existing site with a SharePoint hub site. When you associate your site with a SharePoint hub site, it will inherit the look (theme) of the hub site, the hub site navigation bar will appear at the top of your site, and more features or settings may be added such as additional navigation links, applications, or custom lists with specific columns.

Important: 

  • When you associate your site to a hub site:

  • Viewers will see content, news, and site activity differently on each site associated to the hub based on the permissions set by the site owner.

  • You will not be able to edit the theme of your site once you've associated it with a SharePoint hub site.

  • Your site will inherit the hub site navigation in addition to the current site navigation.

Associate a SharePoint site with a hub site

Notes: 

  • You must be the site collection administrator to perform these steps. Only site collections can be associated to a hub site, sub-sites inherit the hub association of its parent site collection.

  • Some functionality is introduced gradually to organizations that have set up the targeted release options in Microsoft 365. This means that you may not yet see this feature or it may look different than what is described in the help articles.

  • Select Create site in the top right corner of a hub site to create a new site that's automatically associated to the hub site.

  1. On your site, click Settings Settings for SPO Migration tool and then click Site information.

  2. In the Edit site information panel, under Hub site association, select the hub site with which you want to associate your site and then click Save. You can only choose one hub site with which to associate your site.

  3. If the hub requires approvals, the site will be associated once the request is approved. Rejecting the association request will not associate the site with the hub site.

  4. Once associated, the look of your site will change to match that of the hub site and the hub site navigation bar will appear at the top.

Note: If the Hub site association option is not present or no sites are listed there, hub sites may not be enabled or you may not have permission to associate sites with a hub site. Partner with your site collection administrator to set up your SharePoint hub site.

Associate to a hub view in the site information panel

Stop inheriting hub permissions

After you associate your site to a hub site, if you decide you no longer want your site to inherit permissions from the hub, you can change the settings.

1. On your site, click Settings Settings for SPO Migration tool and then click Site permissions.

2. Select the toggle to off

Change associated sites permissions

More about SharePoint hub sites

What is a SharePoint hub site?

Create a hub site in SharePoint Online

Disassociate a SharePoint site from a hub site

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