How to publish/unpublish a site content type
Follow these steps to publish, republish or unpublish a site content type from the content type hub:
- Open the site content type, in the content type hub, that you want to modify by following these steps.
- Under the "Settings" section, click on the link called “Manage publishing for this content type”:
- The options that you have now are:
- If the content type has not been published before, select the “Publish” option (the other options will then be disabled) and click on the “OK” button”.
- If the content type has been published before and you now want to republish the content type, after having made changes to it, select the “Republish” option and click on the “OK” button”.
- If you no longer want to keep the content type, select the “Unpublish” option and click on the “OK” button”. After unpublishing a content type it is safe to delete it, if needed.
- When you select the options "Publish", "Unpublish" or "Republish" and click on the "OK" button, it normally take a few seconds, so have patience before you start clicking on the "OK" button again.
- When a content type is published or republished, SharePoint's timer jobs will do their jobs publishing them to all workspaces. There is however no way to control the frequency of these timer jobs and therefore there is no way to predict when the published content types will be available in the workspaces. Normally it will take about an hour but this can vary up to a day.