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We're trying to create a SharePoint 2010 feature on a site collection that when active would execute code each time a web site is created. We're using Visual Studio 2010. The code will set properties on the web site (enable publishing, add some lists, set properties on the lists/libraries). We'd also settle for a console app that would do the same thing. Any ideas? Thanks.

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I recommend using a Web Event Receiver to do this, and handle the 'WebProvisioned' method. This can be created as a Site collection scoped feature that will trigger for every sub website that's provisioned.

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Thanks, James. Can you point me to an example of something similar? –  Alex C Dec 9 '11 at 6:17

I have just completed something similar. I create a new site collection based on user input for Title, owner, template, metadata defaults, set auditing and retention policies, etc. This is done via a workflow attached to the request list 'ItemAdded' event. I can probably break the workflow process down into digestible pieces ( it will give me incentive to write a new blog post anyway).

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Thanks, Tom. Will you be posting sample code? Also, we're doing this with a new web site and not site collection, but I guess it's the same thing. –  Alex C Dec 8 '11 at 14:37
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I am writing the blog entries for this as we speak. They will be posted on www.stoneyowlsolutions.com/wordpress when I complete them. –  Tom Hill Dec 8 '11 at 18:34

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