A couple of weeks ago, I posted about importing/exporting SharePoint 2010 sites via PowerShell, which I used for moving a SharePoint site from one server to another. This time I wanted to perform something similiar, but within the same site collection. I can use the same process via PowerShell, but since I’m moving/copying within the same site collection, I decided to use SharePoint’s built-in functionality.
- Log into your SharePoint 2010 site
- Navigate to Site Actions > Site Settings
- Under Site Administration, click on Content and structure
- The page that follows will display site and content information in a tree structure
- To select a sub site, navigate to it’s parent site and it should appear in the right pane
- Select the sub site, by opening it’s menu (click on the white space next to it’s name)
- In the context menu, you’ll be given options to copy/move and much more.
You can still use PowerShell to move a site within the same site collection, but the Content and structure page is another option and quite useful. It’s a bit strange though that the layout and design of this page appear to be holdovers from WSS or SP2007, but they’ll probably be changing this in SharePoint 15/SP2012.