SharePoint site templates are pre-built definitions designed around a particular business need. You can use these templates as they are to create your own SharePoint site and then customize the site as much as you like. You’re probably familiar with the default site templates, like Team Site, Blog ...

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Saving publishing site as template in MOSS 2007

I have a publishing site in moss 2007(dev env) and i need to save it as template.. in moss 2007 there is no option to save the publishing site as template so i am using the link below to save it as a ...
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Create Site using .wsp-Template

this question may seem odd, but i can't get my head around it. I have an .wsp Template Site Package which i want to use on a new Site. Unfortunately, i can't find this package though i added it to ...
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How to create programmatically a Site with a custom template?

I'm trying to create a site from my template... [WebMethod] public ResponseObject addGroup()//AddGroup addGroupObj) { try { string fullsite = ...
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How to create programmatically a new Site and assign to it some groups

I'm creating a web service to "connect" a my app to Sharepoint.. I want to expose a method to programmatically create a web site: imagine to have in input things like "name", "description", "url" and ...
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Using templates from a site under 'My Site'?

One of our customers has created a My Site area (with default settings), and then created a new site 'TestSite' in their content area. When they try to create a new site in another My Site area (on ...
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Sharepoint 2010, templates and Features

I have been trying to create site templates from a local SP2010 server that can be used by a client for some custom content. The problem is all the "the site template requires that the feature be ...
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How to best duplicate a site?

I'd like to confirm the "best practices" of what I am trying to achieve. Currently, I have 1 SP 2010 application with 1 site that has users, (grouped appropriately) that have different permissions ...
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Is it possible to change site type?

Let's say I have a wiki site that contains some text that I want to change into a publishing site. Is this possible? And if the answer is yes how would I go about doing it? The problem I'm having is ...
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View all site content on subsite shows site content on root site

I had made a couple of changes to a site which I believe caused this issue. The symptom is, click on 'View all site content' on a subsite and it will show the view all site content page of the root ...
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SharePoint 2007 Site Template (.stp) file display category

I have created a Site Template file (.stp). When I add it to the site templates gallery of the target farm it shows up in a strange tab when you go to provision the a new sub-site based on the ...
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Template For Sharepoint Intranet portal

I've been asked to create Intranet portal with following features ONLY.. Admin should be able to create/modify/delete Business group/Sub Groups. through an UI Admin should be able to ...
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Server Error in Save Site as Template in SharePoint 2010

I am getting the following error when saving a site as a template (just this specific site is having this issue - other sites in collection successfully save as template) ...
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Which Site Template is a site using?

I have inherited SharePoint 2010 farm that was previously upgraded from MOSS2007. I am wanting to document the setup and would like to document which site templates were used to create the various ...
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How do I ensure that the task list displays in Gantt view when creating a new site from template?

I have a site with a Task List, which has a custom Gantt view as the default view. The home page of the site, which is not a wiki page, has a List View Web Part for the Task List where the Gantt view ...
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How do you switch to a different site template in SharePoint 2010?

If you used a site template (such as the Document Center template) and wish to use a different template (such as a Team Site), how can you accomplish this? More importantly, how do you do this ...
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Best practices when creating Site to use as a template

I'm creating a site that I'll eventually use as a template to create other sites from it. The site will contain lists, workflows, user groups, content types etc etc. I want to make lots of clones ...
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Creating a site definition

We have some 30+ departmental sites that need to be created for our intranet on SharePoint 2010 and are looking for ways to accelerate this process. One method suggested has been to use a standardized ...
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Is it possible to filter a BCS list using a site's name?

I'm running SharePoint Foundation and copying a site template per project. I would like to filter the BCS list in my template using the site name. Is there a possible method?
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Error when creating a Site Collection for a Site Template

I'm having some trouble creating a new site template on a customer's system using a site template I've created against our UAT system. Both are using SharePoint 2010 Foundation. The site template ...
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Is it possible to find out what template was used to create a site using the SOAP service?

I am connecting to a SharePoint 2010 server(which I don't control) using the SOAP service (.asmx) I need a list of sites which were created using a certain template. Is it possible to create a CAML ...
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Structure of a WSP file

After you save a site as template you get a WSP file that you can then import in VS and tweak it as you want. I did this for a site today and had a lot of things in the WSP after I decompressed it, ...
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Converting a Publishing Page site template to a WSS-compatible template

I am in the process of determining whether a couple of sites can be moved from a full MOSS server to a free WSS server. The current process has been to turn off all known MOSS-only features, export ...
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Save Site as Template: Why is the “include content” section available for some sites but not others?

For some of our SharePoint sites and sub-sites, the "include content" checkbox is not available on the Save Site as Template page (in particular, Wiki sites). By "not available" I mean that the ...
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Sharepoint Q&A tool like Stack Exchange

Are there any add-ons to Sharepoint to provide a Q&A type of site like this one or Stack Exchange? This would be for an internal corporate intranet, rather than a public site. I know there are ...
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Add content to a masterpage placeholder in a specific site template

I have a master page which is a customized copy of v4.master. I want to add some content to a the placeholder called PlaceHolderQuickLaunchBottomV4: <SharePoint:UIVersionedContent ...
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Default page of custom site template with SharePoint Server Publishing feature

I created a custom site template for Sharepoint 2010. In this template is automatically activated SharePoint Server Publishing feature by this code in onet.xml: <WebFeatures> <Feature ...
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NullReferenceException after deactivating and deleting a webtemplate from solutions

After deactivating and deleting a web template that was not in use I am receiving null reference exceptions when trying to view Site Settings >> Solutions or any page that is not on the root. In the ...
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Master template is not being applied to document libraries

I have a MOSS 2007 site set to use a master template called Awesome.master http://mysite.com/AwesomeSite/AwesomeSite.aspx I recently updated this template to change the <body> tag, and that ...
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How can I include jQuery and JavaScript code without straying from the site template?

I've added my JavaScript code by including the script links in the PlaceHolderAdditionalPageHead <asp:Content> tag. Including this has caused a yellow warning stating The current page has ...
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Creating a site template with publishing features & multiple subsites inside subsites

So I have been researching this issue and I can see that I'm facing a lot of issues at the same time. Basically... I want to create a site template that has publishing features enabled and then it ...
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Template usercontrol hide based on page

Is it possible to hide a usercontrol that I have added to a custom template based on what page I am on. I have several pages that use the template but I only want one page to display the control the ...
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Updating a site theme and template

I have site where we have made some changes to the SiteTemplate (which consists of the ONET.xml file and 2 .aspx files). We also had to update the site theme (CSS changes mostly) for some of the ...
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SharePoint 2010 site collection template not visible

I have a document center of which i would like to create a template for re use. I have used Todd's guide to do this and it's all working fine. Except when I try to include the site content in the ...
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change site template to publishing (after provisioning a site with project template)

I am sure the answer is NO. but just want to confirm. Someone provisioned a site using project template then she realized she was supposed to use publishing template. I think delete and re-create is ...
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When to use Custom Site Definitions… and not

Its an old battle between ITpro and developer. ITpros hate them due to upgrade issues, devs like the freedom it gives them without having to do house cleaning with feature stapling. What is your ...
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How can I set the relative path to a workbook in the Chart Web Part, and use it within a template?

We have a team site in our solution (SPS 2010 - Enterprise). On this site there's a list. For every new item in the list, it creates a new site from a template. Structure: team-website website 1 ...
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Create a publishing site collection using Site Template

SharePoint 2010 - Publishing Site. I created one with several publishing webs underit. I saved the sitecollection/rootweb as a rootweb.wsp. I created a new webapp, new sitecollection (without picking ...
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SharePoint 2010 - Install Site Template using Powershell script

I want to install site template in SharePoint 2010. Basically i want to know how use install-spwebtemplate wsp name : SPT_SiteTemplate.wsp Name : SPT_SiteTemplate
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Create a site template for a project site

We want to create our own site template to be used as a template for team sites, this should include security groups, a specific set of lists and libraries with required settings and a selection of ...
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SharePoint 2010 - Which template should I use for an intranet?

I need to select a root site template for an intranet wih the following requirements: SharePoint 2010 Small company Approx 40 users Subsites (Probably Site Collections) projects Finance HR ...
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Best practice for inheriting common content

I want my site to have a side column which will contain some default content (banners, rss feeds, summary link lists etc.) and I would like to have all this included by default in any pages created ...
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Publishing site template for Site Collection

In SP 2010, The default Publishing Portal template comes with publishing workflow activated. How can I create a new site collection which is equivalent to "Publishing Site" (without workflow)? I ...
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Deploying a site template and instantiate it in the same PowerShell script?

I want to create a PowerShell script that : add a farm solution that only contains a site template deploy the solution globally wait for the deploy job to finish create a site collection based on ...
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Error message when creating a site template

I have a page and I am trying to create a template because it will be use multiple times (Parent) and will have sub-sites (Children). I went to Site Actions --> Site Settings --> Site Actions --> Save ...
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Custom policy preventing site template creation

If I apply a custom policy to a Document Library, I can no longer save that site as a template - any ideas why? Incase it's relevant, I'm defining a label "Version: {Version}" which I later use to ...
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Adding module to add files to a list

I added a module The module is in the web feature Now when I provision a site it tells me "The specified list does not exist". I am creating the list in the onet.xml Now what to do? This is from ...
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How to move site templates from SharePoint 2010 (on-premise) to SharePoint Online (Office 365)?

I tried to migrate a site template from an on premise installation to SharePoint 2010 Online (Office 365). When I try to create a new site I get the following error: The site template requires ...
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how can I add a link in the top nav bar in onet.xml for a custom page?

I a custom site definition, I have two modules : the classic default module to provision the default.aspx a custom mypage to provision a custom mypage.aspx I want to add in the top navigation bar ...
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sharepoint 2010 - get name of custom site template

How to get the complete name of the feature [see last 2 name , basically they are custom created templates] Can i change the name which is basically the feature id with the custom name ?
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character problem in webpart title after exporting a site

After i have creat a site collection (in french), i save it as a model, open it in Visual studio, change the scope of a feature, package it and deploy it on the farm and create a new site collection ...