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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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?
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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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why publishing sites based templates lose their default page?

I'm using SP 2010, created a site based on publishing site which I modified with lists, masterpages... then I created a template from that site. WHen using that template to create a new site I get no ...
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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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Blog site template missing from the New SharePoint Site creation page

At the portal level in SP 2007 (http://portal/) , I go to create a new Blog subsite (http://portal/blog/) by using the "Create -> Sites and Workspaces". When I got to make the "Blog" template ...
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Error When Instantiating a Site Template in SharePoint 2010: “The site template requires that the feature {068bc832-4951-11dc-8314-0800200c9a66}…”

I gave a talk at the most recent BASPUG meeting about developing in the Middle Tier. I used a SharePoint 2010 site for the demos and would like to make it available to the folks who are interested in ...
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What kind of sharepoint 2010 templatecan I use?

Plan to use sharepoint sites as work areas for engagements. Each engagement will have its own site( just one site per site collection because the site size can be > 2 gb and can have 100s of such ...
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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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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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which is the best template for news site in share point 2010?

I need to create site for organization news.which is the best template for this?
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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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Error creating a site from a template in SP2010

I can create a site template without any problems and it will happily sit in the solution gallery all activated and nice looking. When I then try to create a new site and pick that template I get ...
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Moving Site Template (.stp) files to SharePoint 2010

MOSS Site Template (.stp) files are no longer supported in SharePoint 2010. So how do you import .stp files? Isha Kapoor's blog post describes these steps: First you need to create a site in ...
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Error during solution import in Visual Studio 2010 and when applying a web template

I'm trying to import a solution from a wsp-file into a SharePoint 2010 project in Visual Studio 2010. The solution file results from a site template I exported using the "safe as template" option of a ...