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 end users create multiple pages in SharePoint 2013 based on a template?

I have a request to create a documentation portal in SharePoint. The portal will be used to document multiple products. These are my requirements: Each product will have a page describing it. All ...
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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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Best practices for provisioning SharePoint 2013 sites / site collections with templates

I want to start prototyping a team or community site in 2013 on fairly standard intranet, with a view making it a template for the various departments. I am still revising the design for the ...
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Can't save sub-site as a template but can save parent site

Long story short: I can save the parent site of a collection as a template without any issues. If I create a blank sub-site with nothing in it at all and then attempt to save it as a template, I get ...
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Site Templates vs Copy Site with Manage Content and Structure?

Interesting question just came up from a client: when creating multiple sites from a template, are there any disadvantage to using the "Copy Site" feature via the "Manage Content and Structure" tool? ...
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WSP and SPWebTemplate in CA

I deployed a wsp solution to SharePoint which adds a new web template to the list of available templates. The template shows up when I do Get-SPWebTemplate so I'm able to create a new site collection ...
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SPO - List definition - Schema.xml (Site Template - wsp) vs Manifest.xml (List Template - stp)

If I save template of a list, the stp file generates Manifest.xml but if i save a template of a Site, for the same list, it generate Schema.xml. Whats the difference? the two seem to be working in a ...
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Easily update site templates

I have created a site with some lists and libraries. I have also set up the quick launch with some items and created a home page with some web parts. I created a template from that site, so I can use ...
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How to Import Sharepoint2013 site from the saved site template wsp?

I have saved the site using the method explained in Save site as template in SharePoint 2013 now , I want to import the site on another machine. how to achieve this?
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ListItem values changed when creating subsite from template

I have a problem where i have a template generated through "save site as template". With this template I want to create a subsite to a sitecollection. All is fine to the point when I look a list in ...
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Site collection template not showing in Custom tab

I am not sure if this is possible but I want my Site templates to show up in the Custom tab when you are creating a new Site collection. I'm talking about when you select "Create a site collection" ...
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Workflow not creating new site

I currently have a workflow that creates new subsites for each project when it is added to the project list. I updated the template used, went into the workflow and edited the variable for the ...
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Error exporting the site field named “HashTags_0”."

I am trying to save a site as template in SharePoint Server 2013 on premises but I keep getting this error: Error exporting the site field named "HashTags_0"." ... I don't see a field named ...
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Create custom site template with JSOM?

I understand that I can create subsites on the hostweb of O365 using JSOM and use custom site templates for that. One (out of many) examples for that can be found at Code Project Now my question is: ...
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Copying teams sites

Is it possible to copy a team site all its subsites and content,links etc to use as a template? One of our business unit has a teamsite which practically fits what we require with a few minor changes, ...
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Save as Site Template Error: Error exporting the site field named “HashTags”

I am having an urgent issue Error exporting the site field named "HashTags" when saving a site as a template. All fields are created in GUI, no code. I don't have a HashTag field in my site, ...
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Save Site Template SP2013 Throws Unexpected Error

I am attempting to save a SharePoint 2013 site as a template from the Site Settings page. After entering the File Name, Template Name and description (Not Including Content) an error is thrown. ...
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Best approach for creating a template of a site collection in a new base language

Our client has an on-premises site collection with a publishing portal at root web in English that they'd like us to use as a template for setting up a set of new site collections where the base ...
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Subsites created from a duplicated site collection have buggy default links

I've duplicated a site collection I had using Copy-SPSite. This site collection had a site template to be used for subsites. Strange thing is when I create a subsite in my new site collection that ...
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How to create a customized SharePoint 2013 site template?

We have a SharePoint 2013 on premise environment. We created a new site collection and enabled SharePoint Server Publishing feature. We customized the master page and CSS on this site and created few ...
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Save site as template using client object model [duplicate]

I would like to reproduce the "Save site as template" action with the client object model. Can someone give me a hint how to do this?
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Removing Apps from SharePoint 2013

When you create a template it makes it available within the Apps section within Site Contents. Now, I want it deleted. I deleted the template but it is still available in the "Apps You Can Add" ...
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Site Creation with Custom Site Template is Very Slow

I have a custom site template that I'm using to programmatically create sub-sites. The creation of the sub-site can take up to 3 minutes, which is unacceptably slow. I found this issue on another ...
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Relative URLs in Quick Launch for Site Template

I'm putting together a site template in SharePoint 2013. In the Quick Launch I want to add links to pages in the Site Pages library. It seems there are restrictions to what can be entered as a URL: ...
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Disabling site template in SharePoint 2013

I need to disable few options while creating a sub site. While creating a site, we have to select an option from template selection. So there I need to disable all the templates and custom templates ...
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Not able to see Uploaded and Activated Custom template while creating new site

I have uploaded and activated Template (.wsp file) in sharepoint 2013. While creating a new sharepoint site, the uploaded and activated template is not listed in "Custom" list. There is no "Page ...
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Create site collection using custom site template SharePoint Online

Can we create a SharePoint site collection using custom site template from admin center in SharePoint Online? I do not see any option to upload the solution where we can uplooad the custom template to ...
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What is the best practice to duplicate a site collection?

I have a site collection, that contains sub-sites and other list that have different level permissions. If I use the "Save as template" I don't obtain a satisfied result, because template loses the ...
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Wrong column order when using list columns inside a site template

I have created a sub site which got an issue tracking list inside it. Now the list contains 5 site columns, and one list column of type “lookup”. Then I ordered the columns inside the list content ...
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There are so many site templates. Where can I find demos of these templates?

When creating my first site collection it asks me to choose a template... but I have no idea (other than the little description) what the templates look like or how they behave, provide in terms of ...
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Is it mandatory that we need to create “Developer Site” to deploy apps? Or can they be deployed on team site too?

I am working on sharepoint 2013 APPS. My question is can we deploy apps on a team site or some other site template. Or is that apps are specially designed for developer site only. Meaning, is that ...
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A duplicate field name “XXXX” was found when create a site from te

I backup a subsite as a template, and then I need to creat a new sub site in the same site collection from this template. There is always an error A duplicate field name "XXXX" was found I check file ...
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Copy a subsite from one site collection to another using site templete, will copy all the site collection columns to be defined as a subsite columns

I am working on SharePoint server 2013 web application and i have a site collection of type team site named "business functions", and it have three subsites. where all the columns were defined inside ...
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Publish a site template to multiple site collections

I have two team site collections inside my SharePoint web application 2013. Inside the first site collection I saved one of the sub-sites as a template, and I am able to create new sub-sites based on ...
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Create a custom web template

How can I create a custom web template in Visual Studio? See here some requirements: I dont want to create a site definition! I dont want to import a saved template file (wsp) into Visual Studio ...
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Custom site template not including all titles

I have a custom site template, that I made by first creating a site, a couple of doc libraries and custom lists, and put some webparts on the "frontpage" that shows certain views in these doc libs. ...
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How do I use a relative URL as a data source for a Timeline web part?

I am trying to create a site template for a project site. On the home page of the site, I have a Timeline web part (new for SP 2013). When the web part is created, the data source defaults to the ...
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Error while creating site template in SharePoint 2013

I have created a site template which I will be using in the future to create sub sites. But when I try to create the site template, I am getting the following error. Feature definition with Id ...
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How can I create a standard site template in SharePoint 2013

I want to create a standard site template which I can choose if I want create a new subsite. Can you show me the steps to make this possible=
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How to add a site collection tempalte to the central administration?

I am trying to create a site collection template and put it in the "custom" tab in the central administration. In this way whenever i want to create a new site collection i will be able to choose my ...
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Is it supported to save a sub site as a templete while its site collection has the “SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure” feature enabled

I was reading many articles that saving a sub site as a template might not be supported under certain scenarios, even if the "save site as template" link exists for the sub-site. now in my case i have ...
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How To move a Sharepoint Site Template from one farm to another Farm?

I have a SharePoint site collection on one of my farms, which is saved as a template. Now I want to create a new SharePoint site on another farm that uses the template of my first farm. How I can ...
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SharePoint Team Site Templates & Custom Actions

I'm creating a SharePoint O365 Team Site (Non-Publishing) Site Template. In this template I have used PowerShell to create a custom action that adds a ScriptLink reference to a JavaScript file. Prior ...
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Cannot create site template from SharePoint 2013 online using C#

I am facing one strange issue in creating sub site using CSOM. Following steps I have performed. I have created new site collection (Publishing) in sharepoint online Created sub site of type ...
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How to bulk upload a site template (solution) to multiple site collections

We've multiple site collections with customized site templates (or solutions). Is it possible to change all the solution (in all the site collections) at once when the template has been updated? ...
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Site Template section items order

In SP 2013 on premise I have some site template which appears in the "Custom" tag when I want to create a new site. I would like them to be sorted by name, but so far I could not do it in any way. ...
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Cannot create site from template due to missing column

I have created a site template that contains a list with a calculated column. Here is the column formula: ="<DIV><img src='"&IF([Project Status]="On ...
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Cannot create site from template because of Attachments folder

I have created a site template with a list and some content inside the list. When I try to create a site from that template, I get and error message saying "something went wrong", when I tried to ...
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Do Site Templates include Indexed Columns

I want to add an index to a site column in a Document Library. This web & document library will then be saved as a site template to be used for creating more webs. Do site-templates include ...