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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SharePoint 2010 - Site Template with Folders

I have ran into an issue where a user has wanted to create a site template of a site that contains folders in a 'Shared Documents' web part. When we create the site template and include the content ...
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How to create web template based on Moss 2007 web site in sharepoint 2010

I have a small requirement.. We are migrating moss2007 to sharepoint 2010 online ( cloud) I have a Moss 2007 web site with some of the webparts( both out of box webparts (list view webparts) and one ...
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Problem Creating Site Collection

We are getting this error when attempting to create new sitecollections based on our sitedefinition. Any ideas of what can be wrong? Successfully applied template "STCommunitySite#0" to web at URL ...
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Creating a list with dynamic name based on site name

I am planning to create a site template where-in I will have lists and document libraries. However I was thinking to make the names of the lists and libraries as dynamic which will pick the name from ...
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How to Create a List using a list template in a site definition

I have created a custom list definition which simplies creates a new list using "Document Library" list. I created another Custom Document Library and was wondering if there is any way I can create ...
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How to create a WSP file without using wspbuilder for Site Definition

I have a folder with following structure, I wonder how can I create a wsp file for it, and it deploy the site definition for me, structure - XML - -> ONET.xml - default.aspx - ...
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Creating a Copy of Site Definition with a different Name

I have a site definition folder with following structure, XML default.aspx MasterPageabc.master masterpageabcajax.master In XML folder I have "ONET.XML" and I looked into this file, and realized ...
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Site Provisioning in Hosted Environments

I am looking for a solution that would allow me to provision sites, in environments where I don't have server access (hosting, Office 365). My issue: I need to provide site collections or sites to my ...
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Irregular behavior in SharePoint Designer based workflows

I am using SharePoint Designer 2010 to build list workflows. However, workflows that I have built and tested are unpredictably disappearing from the list of WFs available to run in the browser UI. ...
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Alternatives to Feature Stapling?

I'm trying to determine if there is any way to automatically deploy a few web parts on the creation of new My Sites pages, but in a manner that doesn't use feature stapling. I know how to feature ...
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Error: While creating new Site from a Site template

I am getting following error while creating new Site from a Site template.
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Relative URL for HTML links in Site Template

I have several links inside content editor webparts and on webpages that reference the site they are in. For example: <a href="/sites/ABC/page.aspx">Link</a> Site ABC is being saved as ...
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Find out Site Template ID without powershell

Is it possible to find out the ID of a custom site template without using powershell? Using Sharepoint 2010 project in office 365 and I do not have access to the server. Found a blog post claimining ...
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Global Navigation links are missing in Site Template

I'm using SharePoint 2010, and have structured the global navigation with 6 Headings. Four of the Headings have multiple (child) links below them. These child link url's are pointing to custom ...
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Do I need to enable the publishing features to change a Team Site's master page?

When building a SharePoint 2010 site, we have a root Publishing site that has been branded up using a custom Master Page. We'd now like to add some Team Sites below the publishing site, and have our ...
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Cannot deactivate site template (solution) after creating and deleting a new site

In SharePoint 2010, I created a new site template from an existing site and a new site using this template. After deleting the new site and I cannot deactivate the site template to be able to remove ...
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Unhandled exception when saving a site as a template

I've been saving my site as a template successfully for a while, but after adding a new dialog to my 'Action Items' list in SharePoint Designer, I am no longer able to export my site. The original ...
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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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Connect directly to subsite without viewing home (Part 2)

I have: SP2010 rented from a company. 1 site collection I would like some people to ONLY access a sub site without seeing the homepage. Is this possible? I have tried but I get a message saying ...
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Error when importing site: BLANKINTERNET#0 vs. BLANKINTERNET#2

I've been working on a SharePoint 2010 site in a development area for a while, and now I've come to export individual sites (rather than the entire site collection) so that I can import them onto my ...
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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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Ghost existing file in hive to new site from custom template?

I'm developing a Web Template, extending the Blank template. I had some code in a web feature receiver to place webparts on the web's default.aspx but ran into a similar issue to this: the page ...
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SharePoint 2010: Site Templates and how to update existing sites based on that template.?

The question I’m going to ask might have a very simple answer, but I couldn’t figure it out myself yet. So here is the simplified scenario... I created a Site on Dev. SharePoint 2010, added a ...
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Error exporting the site field named “Parent Level”

I am trying to save a site as a template. During this process it throws an error "Error exporting the site field named "Parent Level". Am I doing anything wrong? Kind Regards, Sepaka
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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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List images acting strange

I've created a custom site definition. According to some best practices, I kept it empty and deployed content with a couple of features. These features contain lists and libraries for instance, ...
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createsite event handler in sharepoint online

I am writing an event handler that will create a new site whenever the new item is added to the list. My issue is it creates a new site everytime but it does and does not (randomly) execute the code ...
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How do I add the top link navigaton bar to the Enterprise Search Center?

The Enterprise Search Center appears to use the minimal master page, and has no top link navigation. This seems a bit silly and is hard to use if you use the Search Center as a subsite in a larger ...
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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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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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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 ...