a foundation for a new SharePoint site. The site definitions not only determine the appearance and behavior of the SharePoint site, but also its default content and functionality.

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Custom web templates vs custom site definitions

I read the MSDN article "Deciding between custom web templates and custom site definitions". The article only scratches the surface, so I was wondering if anyone have had some hands on experience with ...
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Changing site/list definitions post-production

There have been several questions asked on this site regarding the best way to provision sites and lists (definition schemas vs. templates vs. the object model vs. the web interface vs. provisioning ...
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SharePoint 2010: How to control order in which web features are applied

We have a site defined in onet.xml. The site has 5 features: some standard, some custom. One of the standard ones is the team site. On activation of our feature we would link to copy files into the ...
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How to deploy a workflow as part of a site definition?

We have a customer that will be creating many sites based on a site definition. The sites include a list. We would like to connect a workflow to that list such that the workflow starts whenever a new ...
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<View> (ListViewWebPart) from within publishing page in feature

This is in the context of MOSS 2007. I have a custom site definition. Currently in ONET.xml we have the following Module: <View ...
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When is it right to customize a site definition?

In some scenarios there is a need for being in as much control of the site provisioning process as possible. In some senarios there is a good solution to customize site definition by customizing the ...
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Automatic (Task) List population on site provision

I'm needing a hand deciding an approach to this. Here is the business requirement. Create a Meeting Workspace which contains a Project Tasks List (OOTB) and fills it with "stub" tasks (such as "send ...
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Deploying webparts to default.aspx with a SiteDefinition feature dependency

I tried deploying a Site Definition with a custom default.aspx page. Within the <WebFeatures> node of the Site Definition's Onet.xml I tried to reference a Feature which would get a web part ...
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Search for specific Web Template in SharePoint Search

Is it possible to construct a SharePoint Search Query for a specific web type (site definition / web template id) in the same manner as for lists? I can easily search for my custom lists using ...