Missing Discussion Board list SharePoint 2016

In this post, we will explain why the Discussion Board list is missing in SharePoint 2016 as well as SharePoint 2013.

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Missing Discussion Board list SharePoint 2016

In SharePoint 2016, I have a publishing site, and I want to create a new Discussion board list or Announcement list. but I have noticed that such types of list are missing as shown below:

Missing Discussion Board list SharePoint 2016
Missing Discussion Board list SharePoint 2016

Discussion Board list is Missing at SharePoint Publishing Site

The announcement list or discussion board list is missing because this kind of lists are only available on

  • Team Sites.
  • Sites with Team Collaboration lists feature is activated.

In the SharePoint Publishing site, the Team Collaboration lists feature is not activated by default. so that you will need to activate it to avoid missing Discussion Board list SharePoint 2016.

Activate Team Collaboration lists feature in SharePoint 2016

  • Open the SharePoint site > Site Settings.
The SharePoint Site Setting
  • Below “Site Action” > Select “Manage Site Features”.
Manage Site Features in SharePoint
  • Find the “Team Collaboration lists” feature > Click Activate.
Activate Team Collaboration lists feature in SharePoint
  • Go back to Add App.
Add an app in SharePoint
  • The discussion board and other Team site lists like Announcements and Links should be listed now as shown below,
Missing Links list in SharePoint

Conclusion

In publishing site, you will not find by default the Team collaboration lists until activate Team Collaboration lists feature.

Applies To
  • SharePoint 2016.
  • SharePoint 2013.
  • SharePoint 2010.
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