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+ Title: Guided walkthrough - Create a communication site
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+description: "Learn how to create a SharePoint communication site for your organization"
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+# Guided Walkthrough - Create a communication site for your organization
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+In this article, we show you elements of a communication site to inspire you and help you learn how to create similar sites for your own organization. In this example, the site is optimized to communicate your strategy and guide employees in how to express your brand in their work.
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+First, if you haven't already created a Communication site, check out the [Create your site](#create-your-site) section in this article.
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+Once you have your created your site and know how to edit pages, you can use the steps below to add the elements shown.
+<br>
+<br>
+
+## Example communication site
+
+| Image of the homepage | Customization instructions |
+| :- | :- |
+| ![Image of the Communication site landing page](media/cs-1.png) | **1. Make discovery of content easy** Quickly guide visitors with navigation. [*Learn how*](#create-a-clear-and-useful-navigation) <br> <br>**2. Set the mission** A text web part highlights the mission. [*Learn how*](#add-formatted-text-with-the-text-web-part)<br> <br>**3. Feature content** Emphasize ideas with the Hero web part. [*Learn how*](#focus-on-priorities-with-the-hero-web-part)<br> <br>**4. Display topical news** Show the latest news. [*Learn how*](#add-important-news-with-the-news-web-part)<br> <br>**5. Offer important links** Show related resources with Quick links. [*Learn how*](#use-color-and-icons-with-the-quick-links-web-part)<br> <br>**6. Call-to-action** Combine web parts to increase impact. [*Learn how*](#create-call-to-action-elements)|
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+
+
+## Create your site
+To make a site like the one shown here, you'll create a [Communication site](https://support.microsoft.com/office/use-the-sharepoint-topic-showcase-and-blank-communication-site-templates-94a33429-e580-45c3-a090-5512a8070732). To do this, click **Create site** from the SharePoint start page (or, if you're going to associate this site with a Hub site, navigate to the hub site and click **Create site** there so that the communication site is automatically be associated with that hub site).
+
+![Image of the create site tool icon](media/cs-2.png)
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+Next, choose **Communication site**, and then the **Topic** layout. Fill out your site name, description, and other information, and click **Finish**.
+
+![Image of the Communication site panel](media/cs-3.jpg)
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+For more details, see [Create a communication site in SharePoint Online](https://support.microsoft.com/office/create-a-communication-site-in-sharepoint-7fb44b20-a72f-4d2c-9173-fc8f59ba50eb).
+
+[Back to top](#example-communication-site)
+
+## Create a clear and useful navigation
+
+**Phases of change management:**
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+Make your site easy to get around so users can find what they're looking for, or to help users discover more content.
+
+![Image of the page navigation](media/cs-4.png)
+
+Click **Edit** to the right of the top menu, hover over the location in the menu where you want to add a link, and click +. Then add the type of link, your link, and a name to display in the navigation bar in the **Add a link** dialog box. Want to reorder your navigation links? Just drag them into the position you want. Learn more about how to [customize the navigation on your SharePoint site](https://support.microsoft.com/office/customize-the-navigation-on-your-sharepoint-site-3cd61ae7-a9ed-4e1e-bf6d-4655f0bf25ca).
+
+![Image of the link add](media/cs-5.png)
+
+### Mega menu
+
+When a communication site is associated with a [hub site](https://support.microsoft.com/office/what-is-a-sharepoint-hub-site-fe26ae84-14b7-45b6-a6d1-948b3966427f#bkmk_associatingsitestoahub), site owners can quickly and easily customize the organization and navigation of a SharePoint site. Learn what you need to know about mega menus in [Create a mega menu in hub sites](https://support.microsoft.com/office/create-a-mega-menu-on-communication-sites-and-hub-sites-d6768545-2391-4c66-9a8c-a85eb76b4cf5).
+
+![Image of the Mega menu](media/cs-6.png)
+
+Clicking **Edit** on the top menu opens a three-level outline list on the left. The example site uses only two of three possible levels on its mega menu: the main menu and a sub menu.
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+- Click the **…** control on the right of the item name to set the item's link and outline level.
+
+[Back to top](#example-communication-site)
+
+## Manage sections and web parts
+
+Start editing by clicking **Edit** on the top right of the page.
+
+![Image of the Edit option](media/cs-7.png)
+
+While editing, on the left, below the header your drafts can be saved for later or discarded.
+
+![Image of the section tool bar](media/cs-8.png)
+
+The + symbol before or after a section will add a section using one of several layouts.
+
+![Image of the section layout option](media/cs-9.png)
+
+Sections make up your page, and are you place one or more web parts. While editing the page, each section will show controls to edit the layout, move, or delete the sections. For information on working with sections, see [Add or remove sections and columns on a page](https://support.microsoft.com/office/add-sections-and-columns-on-a-sharepoint-modern-page-fc491eb4-f733-4825-8fe2-e1ed80bd0899).
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+![Image of the Add section icon](media/cs-10.png)
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+Click the plus symbol ![Image of the Workplace transformation site design model](media/cs-20.png) in a section, which may appear before or after a web part in a section, to see the many types of web parts available. For more information on all web parts, see [Using web parts on SharePoint pages](https://support.microsoft.com/office/using-web-parts-on-sharepoint-pages-336e8e92-3e2d-4298-ae01-d404bbe751e0).
+
+![Image of the Add web part option](media/cs-11.png)
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+Web parts may be edited, moved, or deleted within sections. The **Edit web part** icon opens detailed controls unique to each web part type.
+
+![Image of the Edit web part option](media/cs-12.png)
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+When your page updates are ready, click **Publish** to make them visible to everyone in your organization who has permissions to view the content.
+
+![Image of the Publish option](media/cs-13.png)
+
+> [!TIP]
+> To manage all of your pages on the site, click **Pages** on the top menu.
+
+For more details on using pages, see [Create and use modern pages on a SharePoint site](https://support.microsoft.com/office/using-web-parts-on-sharepoint-pages-336e8e92-3e2d-4298-ae01-d404bbe751e0).
+
+[Back to top](#example-communication-site)
+
+## Add formatted text with the Text web part
+For more details on using the Text web part, see [Add text and tables to your page with the Text web part](https://support.microsoft.com/office/add-text-and-tables-to-your-page-with-the-text-web-part-729c0aa1-bc0d-41e3-9cde-c60533f2c801).
+
+### Enhance the message
+
+The example site creates a balance of text and imagery using several different web parts. At its core, the site is designed to inspire visitors to adopt branding guidelines and provide the tools needed to follow through.
+
+### Layout matters
+
+The first section of the page uses the section layout tools with a Text web part to create impact by enforcing white space to the right of the mission statement.
+
+### Refined typography
+
+The Text web part builds on style of the built-in site template. The Text web part is using the **Normal** text style. Clicking the **…** control at the right end of the formatting toolbar offers additional options to the right of the web part.
+
+In this example, the web part is in a two-column section.
+![Image of the a two column section](media/cs-14.png)
+
+[Back to top](#example-communication-site)
+
+## Focus on priorities with the Hero web part
+
+Let your team know whatΓÇÖs most important with high-impact hero images, company branding, and important news. The initial impact of the site home page is created by large and eye-catching images of the Hero web part. The page uses the Hero web part in its **Layers** option.
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+
+### Hero layout
+
+Editing the web part presents layout options. The **Layers** option, such as the one shown above, sets each image as a layer with the image next to the title. Up to five layers are possible, so that you can use the web part to fill the entire page.
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+In this example, the Hero web part uses one layer and is in a full-width section.
+
+![Image of the Hero layout](media/cs-15.png)
+
+### Customize each layer
+
+Options for adding a heading and a linked call to action allow each layer to be a the starting point for a deeper message.
+
+It is possible to create an entire visual homepage with just the Hero web part using **Layers**.
+
+For more details on using the Hero web part, see [Use the Hero web part](https://support.microsoft.com/office/use-the-hero-web-part-d57f449b-19a0-4b0d-8ce3-be5866430645).
+
+[Back to top](#example-communication-site)
+
+## Add important news with the News web part
+
+### Automatically collect news and timely content
+
+The News web part provides controls to choose the **News Source** and **Layout**, and to **Organize** and **Filter** the content to keep the content topical.
+
+For more details on using the News web part, see Use the [News web part on a SharePoint page](https://support.microsoft.com/office/use-the-news-web-part-on-a-sharepoint-page-c2dcee50-f5d7-434b-8cb9-a7feefd9f165).
+
+### Refine impact with news layouts
+
+Changing the layout will change impact a news feed has. Under **Layout**, there are five options to adjust how news items are presented. In this example, news stories are using the **Hub News** layout. The stories are presented side-by-side with three equal-sized images because only three news stories on the site are published.
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+In this example, the web part is in a one-column section.
+
+![Image of the one column section](media/cs-16.png)
+
+[Back to top](#example-communication-site)
+
+## Use color and icons with the Quick Links web part
+
+The Quick links web part provides dozens of professional styles for links created from a few easy-to-use options.
+
+Start with the six base layouts, then adjust by color and alignment. Optionally, you can add icons or text descriptions to increase the menu impact. In this site example, this web part uses the Button layout.
+
+For more details on using the Quick Links web part, see [Use the Quick Links web part](https://support.microsoft.com/office/use-the-quick-links-web-part-e1df7561-209d-4362-96d4-469f85ab2a82).
+
+![Image of the Quick links web part](media/cs-18.png)
+
+[Back to top](#example-communication-site)
+
+## Create call-to-action elements
+
+The example site uses images to enhance the page look. It combines the Image web part with the Text and Quick links web parts to create a high visibility call-to-actions menu guiding visitors to key branding actions.
+
+In the example shown below, the web parts are in the second column of a three-column section. For more details on using the Image web part, see [Use the Image web part](https://support.microsoft.com/office/use-the-image-web-part-a63b335b-ad0a-4954-a65d-33c6af68beb2).
+
+![Image of the Image web part](media/cs-19.png)
+
+[Back to top](#example-communication-site)
+
+### Want more?
+Get inspired with more examples in the [SharePoint Look Book](https://sharepointlookbook.azurewebsites.net/)
+
SharePoint Plan Intranet https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/OfficeDocs-SharePoint/commits/live/SharePoint/SharePointOnline/plan-intranet.md
For example, create a table like the following to list business scenarios that y
|**As an...**|**I need to...**|**So that...**|**I know this is successful when...**| |:-|:|:--|:| |Employee|Understand and be able to update my benefits|I can take advantage of a key lifecycle benefit|Help requests are reduced|
-|Employee|Learn about how to use the self-service benefits portal|Make updates on my own|THelp requests are reduced|
+|Employee|Learn about how to use the self-service benefits portal|Make updates on my own|Help requests are reduced|
|HR employee|Promote the use of the self-service benefits portal|I can spend more time working with employees on unique benefits questions and scenarios|All of my employee interactions are about individual critical scenarios| From the high priority scenarios, identify which ones meet these three key criteria:
When the site is on its way to success, take stock of any lessons learned in the
[SharePoint look book](https://aka.ms/sharepointlookbook)
-[Intelligent Intranet Envisioning Workshop PowerPoint deck](https://resources.techcommunity.microsoft.com/link/sharepoint-envisioning-workshop-concept/)
+[Intelligent Intranet Envisioning Workshop PowerPoint deck](https://resources.techcommunity.microsoft.com/link/sharepoint-envisioning-workshop-concept/)
SharePoint Sensitive By Default https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/OfficeDocs-SharePoint/commits/live/SharePoint/SharePointOnline/sensitive-by-default.md
description: "Learn how to block external sharing of newly added files."
When new files are added to SharePoint or OneDrive in Microsoft 365, it takes a while for them to be crawled and indexed. It takes additional time for the [Office Data Loss Prevention (DLP) policy](/microsoft-365/compliance/data-loss-prevention-policies) to scan the content and apply rules to help protect sensitive content. If external sharing is turned on, sensitive content could be shared and accessed by guests before the Office DLP rule finishes processing.
-Instead of turning off external sharing entirely, you can address this issue by using a new PowerShell cmdlet. The cmdlet prevents guests from accessing newly added files until at least one Office DLP policy scans the content of the file. If the file has no sensitive content based on the DLP policy, then guests can access the file. If the policy identifies sensitive content, then guests will not be able to access the file. They will receive the following access denied error message: "This file is being scanned right now. Please try again in a few minutes. If you still don't have access, contact the file owner."
+Instead of turning off external sharing entirely, you can address this issue by using a PowerShell cmdlet to block external access to new content unless it's explicitly authorized in a DLP rule and it has been verified that there's no sensitive content that goes against the policy rules. The setting enabled by this cmdlet prevents external users from accessing newly added files until at least one Office DLP policy scans the content and determines that the document doesn't contain any sensitive information that's against the rules defined in the policy. If the file has been indexed and scanned and it has no sensitive content that's against the rules in the DLP policy, then guests can access the file. If the policy identifies sensitive content in the document, or if there's no DLP rule explicitly authorizing access to the file, then guests will not be able to access the file, and they will receive the following access denied error message: "This file is being scanned right now. Please try again in a few minutes. If you still don't have access, contact the file owner."
+ > [!NOTE] > This cmdlet applies to newly added files in all SharePoint sites and OneDrive accounts. It doesn't block sharing if an existing file is changed.
-1. Make sure you have at least one DLP policy turned on for content located in SharePoint. [Learn how to create and turn on a DLP policy](/microsoft-365/compliance/create-test-tune-dlp-policy)
+1. Since once this setting is enabled any content not explicitly checked in a DLP policy will be blocked from being externally accessed, you must ensure any content that needs to be shared externally is covered by at least one DLP policy. If you prefer to require explicit authorization in a DLP policy for a site to be shareable, no further action is needed after this setting is enabled. If not all locations with content that needs to be shared externally are already covered by an existing DLP policy, you must add them to at least one policy. The easiest way to do this is to create a DLP policy that includes all locations, that has any ΓÇ£content containsΓÇ¥ condition selected, and that specifies no actions, no alerts, no notifications and no reports. Also, make sure the rule doesnΓÇÖt use the option to stop processing additional DLP rules. [Learn how to create and turn on a DLP policy](/microsoft-365/compliance/create-test-tune-dlp-policy)
> [!IMPORTANT]
- > The DLP policy must include all SharePoint sites and OneDrive accounts and exclude none.
+ > Unless you want to block access to all locations by default and only allow locations authorized in a DLP polcy, the DLP policy must include all SharePoint sites and OneDrive accounts and exclude none.
2. [Download the latest SharePoint Online Management Shell](https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=255251).