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Is there a way that an end-user (or site collection administrator) without access to PowerShell or STSADM can check to see what template was used to create a given site on SharePoint 2010?

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Actually there is, but it seems to be something of a secret that not many people have noticed. Simply view the HTML source of the page and search for 'g_wsaSiteTemplateId' - this will give you the site template and configuration used to create the site.

So when I look at it on my SP2010 My Site, I see:

var g_presenceEnabled = true;
var g_wsaEnabled = false;
var g_wsaLCID = 1033;
**var g_wsaSiteTemplateId = 'SPSPERS#0';**
var g_wsaListTemplateId = null;
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That is absolutely awesome. Thanks Chris! – Sean Earp Mar 25 '11 at 21:10
awesome, thanks for the great tip. – Karthikeyan Dec 3 '11 at 14:40
It did not work for this website I want to know the theme name they used in designing the website. – user31734 Jul 21 '14 at 16:16

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