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Now let’s ill up the site collection. (After all, is it really a collection if there is only a top-level
site?) Let’s create a subsite of the top-level site. This subsite will actually be a blog for the
administrators of the site collection for this example. It is intended to teach users what a blog is and
how to use one before they create their own.
Use the Site Actions menu to choose New Site . On the New SharePoint Site page, name the
site (I’m using A dmin Blog ), and use the Blog template. For the URL, you can add adminblog
to the path. In my example, that would look like http://spf2:8080/adminblog. Be sure to
place it on the Quick Launch and top link bars of the parent site. Set it to inherit the top link bar
from the parent site. When you are finished, click OK. When it’s done, you should have a nice
blog site to display to users in addition to the main Personal Blogs top-level site, as shown in
Figure 10.32. For more details on creating a subsite, see Chapter 9.
Web Application Management
Now you have a new web application holding a new site collection with a basic top-level site
and one subsite. As we did with site collections, let’s take a look at the unique things you can
do with a web application. For all of these settings, in Central Administration go to Application
Management and click the Manage Web Applications link.
new and Extend
You’ve already created a new web application, but you may also notice an Extend button in the
Contribute section of the ribbon. Extending a web application allows you to create a new IIS
Web Site (with its own custom authentication, port, host header, and so on) for an existing web
application—essentially providing multiple access methods to the web application. This will be
covered in much more detail in the section “Alternate Access Mapping.”