Sometimes the simplest of tasks are those that go unnoticed. Take for instance moving a subsite within a site collection. Naturally, the first instinct may be to use PowerShell and its many wonders to do the export and import to perform the move – or perhaps generating a site template and recreating it in the desired location. Well, actually there is a frequently overlooked link in Site Settings that could perform the action for us using the UI – Content and Structure.
Go to Site Actions > Site Settings and located the Content and Structure link under the Site Administration section:
You should now be on the Site Content and Structure page. Yes, please pay no attention to the hideous SharePoint 2007-like look and feel. For this purpose, I would like to move the Helpdesk site under the Computer Support site. I can easily use the drop down on Helpdesk and select Move:
A dialog box will display where we can select the site to move our Helpdesk site under:
Click Ok and let SharePoint do its magic. Note you may see a message that says you will be automatically redirected to the newly moved site. That’s it! Now the site is at the desired location:
I told you it was simple.