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Associate a hub site to another hub site in SharePoint Online

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Last month, Microsoft launched a new feature: associate a hub site to another hub site.

This functionality will add the ability to associate a SharePoint hub site to another hub site to expand search results across multiple hubs in your organization. This will enable users to discover relevant content when searching on any sites related to the associated hubs. In this post, we will look at how to associate a hub site to another hub site.

When this will happen:

This feature is currently in preview and may not be available in your tenant.

Targeted Release Customers – End of September 2021

All Customers – End of October 2021

What changes you will see:

When you associate hubs, there are no visual changes to the user experience except for when users search for content. Below please find a table for better comparison between Associated child hub site and Associated child site.

(Note: These two sites are using communication site template)

  (Associated child hub site)

 

(Associated child site)

 

Permissions Does not change the permissions

(can sync hub permissions)

Does not change the permissions

(can sync hub permissions)

Theme Can change the Theme Can’t change the Theme, it is set to automatically adopt the same theme from Parent hub site
Logo Can change the logo Can change the logo
Header Can change the Header image Can change the Header image
Hub Navigation Hub Navigation doesn’t show up Hub Navigation shows up
Search scope The site becomes part of the Parent hub site Search Scope The site becomes part of the Parent hub site Search Scope
News and activity rollup Content doesn’t roll up to the Parent hub site Content rolls up to the Parent hub site
Highlighted Content web part (Documents) Content doesn’t roll up to the Parent hub site Content rolls up to the Parent hub site
Events web part Content doesn’t roll up to the Parent hub site Content rolls up to the Parent hub site

How to associate a hub to another hub:

You can run a PowerShell command to associate a hub site with a Parent hub site.

(Note: This feature is currently in preview and may not be available in your tenant.)

Before running a PowerShell command, you will need to know HubSiteId for both Parent hub site and Associated child hub site

  • Run this command to get the HubSiteId for Associated child hub site:
            Get-SPOHubSite -Identity <AssociatedChildHubSiteURL>

               Bp1

  • Run this command to get the HubSiteId for Parent hub site:
            Get-SPOHubSite -Identity <ParentHubSiteURL>

               Bp2

  • Run this command to establish hub to hub association
Add-SPOHubToHubAssociation -Source <Associated child HubSiteId> -Target <Parent HubSiteId>

      Bp3

Please see Microsoft Documentation to learn more about this PowerShell command.

Please see Microsoft Documentation which explains this functionality in more detail and also shows how to achieve this from SharePoint Admin Center.

About the Author

Nidhi Shah is a Senior Technical Consultant at Perficient. She works as a senior Microsoft web-based collaborative platform (SharePoint Online modern experience) developer. She enjoys designing and developing intranet sites with innovative approaches and solutions.

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