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Options for modifying custom site definitions in SharePoint 2010

There is a current custom site definition which many sites are based on that needs to be re-worked. I am familiar (somewhat) with creating and deploying new site definitions through VS and creating ...
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Sharepoint 2010 site definition and Lookup column

I have created a custom list definition with a lookup field using Visual Studio. Everything is working perfect. After that I created a site definition using Visual Studio and added this custom list ...
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How to change the page layout or webpartzones on default page of a custom site definition?

Currently I've got a custom site definition (SharePoint 2010) that includes several features and also puts some webparts in the webpartzones on the default.aspx when a site based on this definition is ...
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What is difference between site template and site definition?

My organization has multiple clients. And we need to create similar site collections (with 4 lists and few items which must be the same for every client) for each client. So I was advised to create 1 ...
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How to add a web part to PublishingPageContent from custom site definition

I am creating a custom site definition. I would like to place a web part in the PublishingPageContent field of a publishing page. So something like: <div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" ...
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Is there an official description of all the OOTB site definitions?

Does a detailed definition of all the out of the box site definitions exist? If it's a book, please let me know what book, but I want something more descriptive than a one sentence description and the ...
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VisualUpgrade doesn't fix all during 2010->2013 upgrade

MY SOLUTION: I've founded a solution for my problem. Before upgrade I've placed a special xml file in 15\CONFIG\UPGRADE folder, with information about my web templates, like this: <WebTemplate ...
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How to add TasksWithTimelineAndHierarchy web part to site definition

I am currently working on a site definition for a customer. Their wish is to create a team site with four subsites and some specified web parts on them. Safe to say all that works, but I am however ...
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to go with save site as a template, web template or site definition

I have to create a generic site template which has few tabs in the home page and on click of these links/tabs in this site template it will navigate to the sub sites created under that[this generic ...
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Site provision cycle

I have some site definitions in which I have added multiple lists into the <Lists> tag and then I've added a stapling feature which will trigger a series of web-scoped features when sites are ...
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How can I add an app instance programmatically or declaratively?

I am currently working on a large deployment consisting of a large number of Site Collections with some custom SharePoint Apps (specifically custom ASP.Net High-Trust Provider Hosted Apps, but that ...
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Where is the default.master page?

I've inherited a SharePoint site with some odd behavior. In MS Office SharePoint Designer, when I "Reset to Site Definition" the "default.master" page, it still has lots of customizations, e.g. ...
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Provision list view for discussion board

I have provisioned a publishing page through a feature and andded an instance of a discussion board web part to the home page, this works fine. How can I make sure the web part chrome is set to ...
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feature stapling in site definition

I want to create site definition using VS2010, also when any site get created it should activate few feature automatically. How to use feature stapling exactly , please anyone let me know step by step ...
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OnQuickLaunch ignored in list instance

I have a list instance in which I set the OnQuickLaunch to TRUE and refer to in my Site Definition. However it gets ignored, why could it be? <ListInstance Title="Assistance" ...
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Site Definition with Document library by default

I've created a new Site Definition which does not use Publishing features and I need to have 5 document libraries created by default on the new site created using this Site definition. The Collab. ...
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Sharepoint 2007 to Sharepoint 2010 Migration Issues

I recently migrated SharePoint 2007 portal to SharePoint 2010 using content database attach/detach method. After mounting the database in SharePoint 2010, site collection got created. When I browse ...
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Can custom site-definitions be upgraded in SharePoint 2013?

I have a site-collection on SharePoint 2013 which is using the SharePoint 2010 experience version and does include a website which is based on a custom site-definition. When i try to upgrade this ...
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Apply contenttype to list in site definition

I have a site definition in which I create 3 document libraries. I have also created 3 contenttypes which I'd like to apply to each of these libraries. Can this be done in my Site Definition or can ...
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Why do we use list definition? When we need to use site definition in SharePoint?

I have a question for that need know absolution from this invoke. why do we use list definition? when does useful for site definition in SharePoint?
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SharePoint 2010 Publishing Navigation loses inheritance

We have a SP 2010 Publishing Portal. It uses variations. We've had this running in several environments. Every so often global navigation in one of the subsites will stop inheriting from parent and ...
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Add a visual web part to the default page of the custom site definition via ONET.xml file

We have created a SharePoint solution with custom site definition and a simple visual Webpart using Visual Studio 2012. The purpose of the solution would be to add the custom visual webpart to the ...
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How can I create a editable site page based on a custom page layout that is deployed via site definition

I have a site definition (SP2013) with some features. The feature deployes a custom page layout thats using the "Article Page" content type. Once deployed I can create new pages fine based on my new ...
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SiteDefinition and ContentBySearchWebPart

I have custom templates for a ContentBySearchWebPart. I tries to add these templates and a page with ContentBySearchWebPart by module which is implemented into onet.xml. My issue is when the web part ...
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Hide specific Site Template from SP2010 Site creation list using Powershell or Stsadm

I have some custom site templates.. Now i want to just hide those templates from the Site Creation List.. I found some ways to like editing webtemp.xml and doing it from UI for each site collection.. ...
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Adding workflow in site definition created using visual studio 2010

I am creating a site definition by code. I want to add an already created workflow to this site definition, then what are the steps to achieve this? Please guide.
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Create user security groups in Site Definition using visual studio

I am creating a site definition by code and I have a requirement to create the security groups in the site definition. How can I create the user security groups in the site definition using the ...
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What are the best practices to choose the provisioning method?

What are the best practices/ ideal scenario to choose the provisioning method? Site Template Web Templates Site Definition
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How to create a custom site definition inherited from existing one?

I need to create new custom site definition which inherited from Publishing Portal with all features and functionality. What is the best way to do this in Sharepoint 2013?
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Site Definition not available from Powershell

Using SP 2013. I have created a site definition in Visual Studio 2012. Deployed that as a solution. From the UI I can create a site and select the template I created. However when I go into ...
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Delegate Control SiteMapDataSource throws error

We have a solution with WSP package. This contains set on Delegate Controls. I want to use one of the Delegate Control with multiple parameters. Hence, I have copied that code related to that and ...
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Lists not being added to quicklaunch

I'm having a problem with some lists that are included in a feature (Scope: web), which is created via a site definition. These lists have the display on quicklaunch set to true, although, the only ...
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create list definition under sub site in site definition

I want to Create List Definition & List Instance under particular Sub-site.It can not been seen under site Collection.
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How to provision .aspx pages to site definition

Is it possible to add custom .aspx pages to site definition. If yes, How we can do this ? Please provide some example if possible?
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Error creating site from site definition - no document templates

I'm hoping you can help me out with a problem I'm experiencing. I have developed a custom site definition. The site contains 2 document libraries (Correspondence and Documents) and a list (Records). ...
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Why I see the page “_layouts/newsbweb.aspx” after debugging my sitedefiniton?

I have a sharepoint 2010 portal. The site collection is from the site template "publishing site". I have created a simple site definition like in this tutorials: ...
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adding a document library to a site definition

Ive created a custom list definition that inherits from document and i want to add it to my site definition. Ive included the feature in the site definition so its available but im not sure how to add ...
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populate list after creation of site from custom site defintion

I need to populate a list that is created as part of a custom site definition from another source. Ive tried using a feature receiver but it states that the list has not been created. I guess that ...
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How to create custom site definition with extra properties?

I am making a custom site definition an I want my users to be able to set two extra properties when they select the site template. Currently I see the normal options "Title" & "URL Name". I think ...
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404 error after update-spsolution with site definition

i ran a upate-spsolution to update a site defintion and now any existing sites created from that site definition throws back a 404 error. Strangely any new sites i create using the site definition ...
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site definition master page problem

Ive created a site definition and am trying to reference a custom master page that is installed as a feature. For some reason when i create a site using the site definition i get a filenotfound ...
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from where i Copy “webtemp.xml” and “onet.xml” files of standared sharepoint 2013 team site

I want to create site definition in VS 2012. But for webtemp.xml and Onet.xml files,I want to copy content from webtemp.xml and Onet.xml files of standared sharepoint 2013 "team site" for my site ...
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What should be the provisioning model?

What should be the provisioning model for supporting only 2010 and above, if: it needs to include custom SharePoint security groups it would be deployed to multiple unrelated SharePoint ...
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How can I activate a wsp solution uploaded to solution gallery via code in SharePoint 2013

I'm creating a site definition which provisions a subsite based to a webtemplate(wsp) file. This webtemplate file is packed in a feature containing a module.When the feature is activated the wsp file ...
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Site Definition or web template how to update sites

If you want to update (insert changes) all existing sites in a SharePoint 2013 web site, which one is the best option to start with? creating all sites based on Site Definitions or based on Web ...
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Customactions not binding to content type

Facing a strange and frustrating issue just before Christmas :-( Heres the scenario: I've got a custom content type, list schema , the whole works all exported from another site using the Sharepoint ...
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Activating a feature after an SPWeb has been created

I am trying to ensure that a custom feature that I have written is activated when an SPWeb is created, and it has to be activated after all lists/libraries have been created (specifically the document ...
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Problem with adding TagCloud web part to site definition/onet.xml with userscope

I'm trying to add a Tag cloud web part to my site definition's onet.xml file and set its userscope to everything under the current url. I understood from Microsoft I cannot simply export and import ...
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SharePoint 2013 Site Definition Template Missing

I am using Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate RC, and I did install the Sharepoint 2013 tools. But cant find the site definition templates. Any thoughts??
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Updating existing sharepoint sites?

We have a set of custom site definitions, around 12 in total, that makes up a large sharepoint 2010 intranet application (circa 40,000 sub-sites) that has been deployed for a few years now. One of ...