Custom content type naming convention should we use plural or singular names

john john 946 Reputation points
2023-10-08T15:16:03.37+00:00

I want to create a custom content type inside our SharePoint communication site, but I am not sure if the name should be Plural or Singular? when I look at the built-in content types names, i found some are singular (such as Event) and some are plural (Users) ... so what should be the naming convention for any custom content type?

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  1. Ganesh Sanap 206 Reputation points MVP
    2023-10-09T05:27:52.6833333+00:00

    I think you should use singular name for your custom content types in SharePoint online communication sites.

    When you add the custom content type in your SharePoint online list and click on "New" button to create a new list item based on custom content type, it shows the name of your content type.

    As you are creating a single list item, content type name should be singular.

    For example:

    It should be shown as:

    New > Announcement
    

    And not like:

    New > Announcements
    
    

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  1. RaytheonXie_MSFT 32,246 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2023-10-09T05:24:25.9133333+00:00

    Hi @john john

    Naming conventions for custom content types can vary depending on the specific context and platform you're working with. Names should be descriptive and easy to understand. Avoid using obscure acronyms or abbreviations unless they are well-known and widely understood in your context.


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