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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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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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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Publishing Site “Save site as template”

How to save site as template for a Publishing Site? I do not understand how this is done.
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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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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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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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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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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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Translation for non-supported site collection templates

I installed Polish language pack for Sharepoint, but unfortunately blog sites are not supported. Is there any way to provide translations for particular site collection templates, which are not ...
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Problem with Sharepoint ContentTypeBinding and Lookup field

I have a problem with ContentTypeBinding when creating a new site. I have custom site template definition where I have referenced Publishing Server Feature, so list Pages is automatically created on ...
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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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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 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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When deploying a site from custom site template, one lookup column in doclib has empty values for Office 2010 (docx, xlsx, pptx) files

I'm deploying sites using a custom site template (WSP) that is: Saved as WSP from customized Team Site Deployed as Farm Solution Has lists, libraries with content customized in Visual Studio ...
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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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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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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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Importing SP 2007 wiki into SP 2010 to remove “page has been customized from its template” message

We have migrated a very out-of-the-box SP2007 to SP2010 (DB attach) and have performed the visual upgrade for all sites. Now when I open some wiki pages I get the notification: "The current page has ...
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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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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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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 do I Activate the Signatures Workflow?

After fixing the intranet site that was deleted, I am re-establishing some pages that were lost. I have a site template that I created and when I try to use it on the top level site, I receive the ...
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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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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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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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How do I create a create a site template that includes customizations?

I have a question for you all. I used a calendar and created some events in it. Then I used the filter webparts to filter the results between a start date and an end date. Then I saved the site as ...
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Please suggest a practice to deploy a sharepoint site collection from test to production server

This is the current scenario: Sharepoint 2010 on MachineA with SQL Server. Site collection SCa on web app WAa. Now I need to "deploy" my site collection on MachineB. What are the suggested ways ...
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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 ...
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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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Creating Site Templates - Master Page Not Being Handled Right After Upgrade

In our old MOSS 2007 farm we had a branding feature deployed that swapped out CSS Files, Master Pages, etc for our sites to keep a consistent branding across our Site Collections. We are currently in ...
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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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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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.wsp/.cab file creation in SharePoint

So I had to dismantle a .wsp file to correct some pathing issues that wouldn't fix any other way in feature.xml (this is a site template), and now can't seem to find a decent utility to put the ...
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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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Make a copy of sharepoint site under a new name

Since we can't save SharePoint site (with publishing feature enabled) as Template, I'm looking for a way to do this programmatically : Make a copy of "SiteA" with a new name "SiteB" under the ...
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SharePoint 2010 Site Templates: Operation is not valid due to the current state of the object

When utilizing sites created from custom templates (e.g. OOTB team site with additional library added) and the content included in the template, the following error begins to appear when sites are ...
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Save site as template do not include list attachments

I'm trying to create a site template which include several lists. On these lists, we've got items with attachments. I'm quite surprised not to see attachment in the WSP generated... I've created a ...
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Redo navigation after adding publishing pages

I added some publishing pages after a site was provisioned (using web template, so I am already adding to nav using in onet.xml). The pages I am creating are in the navbar of the onet.xml. But they ...
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Site Template won't show up on publishing site when creating a site

I have a site template and I was able to deploy it to the farm. I can see the template when I create a site from a team site. I don't even see that option when I create a site from publishing site. ...
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Convert site template to site definition

How do I go about making a site template to a site definition? For example, if I have a modified team site which I saved as WSP (save as site template), can I import that into VS2010 and convert to a ...
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featureactivated is not firing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is feature activation code allowed in Web Template Project? I am working on web template (aka site template). It a farm level solution so vs 2010 automatically added a ...
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Why am I getting issues with a WSP imported into Visual Studio?

I imported a WSP (site template) in VS 2010 and compiled. I then tried to create a package (build > package). I am getting all sorts of issues. Why is that? The site templated was created using an ...
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Using Custom Meeting Sharepoint site template in Outlook

We have developped internally a custom meeting workspace template. This template is available when creating a meeting workspace in SharePoint under the tab "Custom". I would like my users to be able ...
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How can an end user check what template a site was created from?

Is there a way that an end-user (or site collection administrator) without access to PowerShell or STSADM can check to see what template was used to create a given site on SharePoint 2010?