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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Custom SiteDefinition having List Instances,Visual webparts and Event Receivers

Custom SiteDefinition having List Instances,Visual webparts and Event Receivers how to mention this Feature ID's in Onet.XML any sample code?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Adding Form library with infopath in site definition created using code

I am creating a site definition using visual studio. I have been successfully been able to add document library, tasks and discussions in it. Now I also want to add a form library with an infopath ...
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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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Edit Navigation In Site Definition

I have this site definition, and I want to make by default for each site created out of this site definition, to make it inherit the parent's top navigation. I also want the left navigation to have ...
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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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Error while creating site definition in visual studio

I written a program to create site definition in visual studio. I am running below stsadm commandlines in post deployment process. I added below code in the "Post-Deployment command line" window. ...
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got Error when create Custom Site Definition in Sharepoint 2007 using VS 2008?

When I create a Custom site Defination got the below error: Failed to instantiate file "default.master" from module "DefaultMasterPage": Source path "default.master" not found. Here is my onet.xml ...