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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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 ...
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Creating new SharePoint 2010 Sites with the old/v3 UI?

I have a SharePoint 2010 Server that is running an upgraded SharePoint 2007 Content Database. Thanks to the v3/v4 Layout Support, all the "old" Pages still use SharePoint 2007-style layout. However, ...
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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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Create subsite using custom site template programatically

I Have a requirement where when a list item is created , a new subsite sould get Created using custom site template.(MOSS 2007) User should be able to select the custom template(present in site ...
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Programmatically create Site using Custom Web Template in Sharepoint 2010

I want to programmatically create a site using custom web templates in sharepoint 2010. In 2007 I used to get a SPWebTemplate template = site.GetCustomWebTemplates(LCID)[number]; and used this ...
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Employee Leave Balances

How can I use the Absence Request and Vacation Schedule Management template to keep track of everyone's balances. Say an employee had 15 days of leave available on May 1. For each day of vacation ...
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Which site template to use for embedding existing applications?

I'm currently going through the SharePoint Planning and Architecture documentation, planning a SharePoint installation. I'm on the section "Determine Sites and Subsites". One of the things suggested ...
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Cleaning up Site Templates that aren't used

I am currently on a project where I have been asked to clean up the Site Template gallery from various collections across the organization. One of the offending web apps has one site collection where ...
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Internal messaging in SharePoint

Are there any built-in templates/features in WSS3.0/MOSS 2007 that provide internal messaging functionality? Not email integration -- I'm thinking of the kind of internal messaging between members ...
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Automatic (Task) List population on site provision

I'm needing a hand deciding an approach to this. Here is the business requirement. Create a Meeting Workspace which contains a Project Tasks List (OOTB) and fills it with "stub" tasks (such as "send ...
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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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Editing Sharepoint Application templates (fantastic 40) in an existing Collaboration Portal

Is there a way to edit the logic for the (fantastic 40) Sharepoint templates in an existing Intranet that uses the publishing/collaboration template? I already have an intranet built and wanted to ...
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Helpdesk Template - See My Service Requests in My Site

I have set up the Helpdesk 'fantastic 40' template on our portal and can add service requests etc. I can also see that in the site's child pages I have access to a whole lot of web parts such as ...
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Can a list be made available to column in subsite?

I am creating a project management site template. This template will be used to create PM subsites in our corporate PM site. In the subsite task list, I want to add a "Work Area" column that is a ...
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Search for specific Web Template in SharePoint Search

Is it possible to construct a SharePoint Search Query for a specific web type (site definition / web template id) in the same manner as for lists? I can easily search for my custom lists using ...
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Document Library Template: The language is not supported on the server

We have created a document library template to facilitate the rapid deployment of multiple document libraries with identical structure. The template has been created within the same site and the same ...
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STS site definition different “default.aspx” - (default document in site collection) (Solved)

I have an STS-based site collection and I have changed the "default.aspx" default document reference as follows: My onet.xml: <Module Name="Default" Url="" Path=""> <File ...
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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 ...