User’s Guide to the SharePoint 2013 Product Catalog, Part 1: How to Create a Product Catalog Site

The Product
for SharePoint 2013 is a helpful template that allows you to create
a site where data can easily be published, using Search, to other sites.  The Product Catalog can be applied to both
intranet as well as extranet sites and is easily managed through admin pages.

In our new four-part series, we
introduce you to the Product Catalog
for SharePoint 2013 and show you how to set up and utilize some of its key
features.  Here in part one, we'll walk
you through the steps needed to create your Product Catalog.     

1. To begin, log into SharePoint
and go to Central Administration

2. Select Create site

3. Enter in the information applicable to your new site
collection including Title, Description, Username and URL.  Under Select
a template
, click the Publishing tab
and choose Product Catalog:

4. After you have entered all of the necessary information,
click OK to create the site

5. When you return to Central
, you will see the new top-level site that you created:

6. To verify that you successfully created your Product Catalog, click the blue link:

Check out the rest of the series:

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