What is a SharePoint Hub Site?

SharePoint hub site enables you to organize your intranet by associating multiple team sites and communication sites together. Also known as “SharePoint hubs – the intranet with focus”, SharePoint hub sites provide a modern navigational structure, document library, look and feel, and search capabilities across associated sites rather than a flat architecture that lends no organizational benefits. You can use SharePoint Online in:

  • ✓ Search across all associated sites, even on the mobile app
  • ✓ Discover relevant content, and related content types such as news and other site activities
  • ✓ Apply common navigation and branding across associated sites for a modern experience of a digital workplace.

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SharePoint Hub Sites on Desktop and Mobile

SharePoint Hub Sites on Desktop and Mobile

SharePoint Hub Sites on Mobile

SharePoint Hub Sites on Mobile

SharePoint hub sites combine news and activities from your different associated sites and display the roll-up on the hub’s home page. This could potentially have a significant impact on the way you construct intranets and departmental sites within your organization.

The association can be changed whenever you like, meaning that making changes to the organizational structure will be as simple as adjusting a setting in the admin center.

If you’re a hub site owner trying to customize SharePoint hubs or SharePoint Online hubs to meet your organization’s unique needs, HingePoint can help.

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Why Work with HingePoint?


With over 15 years of experience, we have done over 50 project management systems and have helped automate large portfolios of projects (from hundreds to thousands of them). We’ve helped over 200 companies migrate to SharePoint.

Unique Process


Our unique process ensures you’ll effectively use SharePoint for project management. We don’t provide cookie cutter solutions; your situation needs a custom solution (which is what we provide).

Results Guaranteed

We are the only company in the industry that offers a results-based guarantee. That’s how confident we are that you’ll benefit from switching to SharePoint for project management.

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Case Studies: SharePoint Hub Sites

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Verizon automated 500 projects across the country with SharePoint, integrating 5 systems for a project management dashboard with a 7X ROI.

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Marriott Architecture & Construction goes mobile with SharePoint for field construction documents on iPads, potentially saving 100’s of hours per hotel construction project with a 15X ROI.

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Gordon Highlander needed a Construction Work Log in SharePoint to bring visibility to the status of all projects. This reduced project management effort from 28 to 12 hours per project, for 240% increase.

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Chick-fil-A integrated SharePoint for construction projects with Autodesk and asset management systems to renovate 4,000 restaurants, creating one system out of 3. 400X ROI.

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HingePoint's Roadmap for a Successful Deployment

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Analysis & Scoping

We scope the solution to your specific requirements, budget and timeline. Tailored to you.

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Design & Develop

We’ll work with your key stakeholders to create and/or integrate solutions that achieve your business goals.

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Test & Deploy

We fully test, secure, and deploy your solution. Training users to maximize adoption and enjoy the benefits.

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We prototyped Office365 and compared it to Google Docs for our entire school district across 7 campuses. From teachers to students, online accesses from anywhere. Amazing.

Director of Systems

These consultants found ways to weave data from many of our tools into one perfectly simple solution we all use every day.

Construction Manager

We migrated all our network drives from 50 states into Office365 SharePoint Online libraries. It now powers our intranet and extranet.” 

IT Director

Your Roadmap for SharePoint Hub Site Success

Decide How You Want it to Function

  • What do you want SharePoint to be able to do?
  • You’ll want to get input from employees about what they like and dislike about the current system.
  • Design the functionality and capabilities you want.

Connect Your Business Systems

Implement & Optimize It

  • Roll out your vastly-improved method of managing projects and documents.
  • Continuously improve how SharePoint works, making your employees even more efficient and your processes stronger.
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FAQs About SharePoint Hub Sites

What is a SharePoint Hub site?
  1. A SharePoint site you can designate as the primary site for a hub, which is a collection of many sites. 
  2. It will create a global navigation bar to navigate to the other sites as a hub
  3. You can search all sites from the hub search bar in the navigation bar. 
  4. It creates an Intranet type user experience and “one stop shop” for all site contents
How do SharePoint hub sites work?

They work as the homepage from which you can search off the sites in the hub, and Microsoft automatically links all those sites together, creating a global navigation option.

How do I create a SharePoint Hub site?
  1. Go to the SharePoint site Home Page
  2. Click the Gear Icon in the upper right of the screen
  3. Click on Site Information
  4. Choose your Hub Site Association and click on Save
  5. Navigate to Admin Center 
  6. Click on active sites on the left pane
  7. Select your Communication Site 
  8. Select “Register as hub site”
How do I Add a Site to an existing Hub?
  1. Navigate to Admin Center 
  2. Click on active sites on the left pane
  3. Select your Team Site 
  4. Select “Register as hub site”
How do I remove a site from the Hub navigation?
  1. Navigate to the Hub Site 
  2. Find the “Edit” button to the right of the navigation 
  3. Under the left pane select the ellipsis to the right of the site you want to remove from the navigation
  4. Select “Remove”
How do I remove a SharePoint site from a Hub?
  1. Navigate to Admin Center 
  2. Click on active sites on the left pane
  3. Select your Team Site 
  4. Select “Change Hub Association”
What kind of sites can be joined to a SharePoint hub site?

You can join any site into a hub site, including modern sites, classic sites, templates, team sites, and communication sites.

How to locate a hub site in SharePoint

You can locate hub sites from the SharePoint admin panel in the active sites menu. It will denote which is a hub.