Discussion Board list is not available in SharePoint Publishing Site

In this article, I am going to solve the below issue

Missing Discussion Board list in SharePoint


Scenario

In a SharePoint publishing site, I can’t find the Discussion board list or Announcement list.

Missing Discussion Board list in SharePoint


Cause

The discussion board list or the announcement list are only listed if the Team Collaboration lists feature is activated.

By default, in the SharePoint Publishing site.the Team Collaboration lists feature is not activated. so you can’t find these type of lists.


Solution

Activate Team Collaboration lists feature

  • 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

  • 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 as shown below,

Missing Links list in SharePoint


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