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 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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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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Site Template error message

I am trying to use a site template. But, when I go in to use the template it gives me this error message: The site Template requires that the feature {6e8f2b8d-d765-4e69-84ea-5702574c11d6} be ...
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Sharepoint project site template

We want to create a custom site template for our projects. A good idea would be a modification of project site template which is already offered in SharePoint. We are an IT company so have you come ...
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how to edit the SiteTemplate which is used to create a subsite

Initially i 'm having a site-template which contains a list View web part and is used to create the sub-site . i need modify the web part attached to the template.so how can i edit the template to ...
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Stuck in “Preview Page” mode in SharePoint 2013

I was editing the Seattle Master Page and suddenly my site got stuck in the "Preview Page" mode: And I don't know how to stop it. I returned back the template to the original Seattle template but ...
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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 created in GUI, no code. I don't have a HashTag field in my site, that I know ...
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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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Can't create template which includes site content

I'm trying to create a site template which includes the content from the site but I keep getting an error and the template creation fails. The error is as follows: Sorry, something went wrong ...
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updated content type not in site template

My question is similar to this one (with no answer yet). I've made a few changes to a few content types. Changed list content type column names (and also Site content types to make sure) and some ...
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Title field is reset when I create a template (list, site, etc.)

In a rush, I changed the "Title" field within my custom list on the "item" content type. I had done this previously and clicking "title" on the content type had let me edit it at the list level. But ...
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New Install - SharePoint Foundation 2013 - Missing Templates?

Know this is a basic question, but I'm stumped. Just installed SharePoint Foundation 2013 ... when I go to "Site Content", new subsite, I only see the following templates available: Collaboration ...
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save site as template with ListView Webparts

I created a site to save it as site template on my office 365 environment. I enabled "Publishing Feature" and deactivated it to get "Pages" Library. Now I added a listview webpart on a publishing page ...
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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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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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Unexpected Error when attempting to save a site as a template in SharePoint 2010

I'm a site owner for my company and am new to SharePoint in general. I'm trying to save a site as a template to be used for future sites. When I "Save site as template" from the Site Settings ...
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Community site error

After installing SharePoint 2013 Foundation, fully patch it and installed pt-br language pack, I can't create a site collection from the "Community" site template. I get an error stating that: ...
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What are the factors that govern the dicission of whether to choose publishing or collaboration (teamsite) template for new site collection?

I would like to know the factors that govern the dicission of whether to choose publishing or collaboration (teamsite) template for new site collection? Your answer can be in form of points for each ...
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Remove reference to Publishing Feature from site template

I have a custom site collection which I package as a wsp to deploy as a custom solution template to multiple sites. Accidentally, years ago I've activated Publishing Features in my site template and ...
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Site Feature needs to be re-enabled after creation from template?

I have a Site Template which includes the SP List Item Copy Feature. This Feature was enabled on the site when I created the template. My issue is that whenever I create a new site with this ...
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What do the links 'Newsfeed One Drive Sites' come from?

When accessing a MySite in Sharepoint 2013, those three links appear at the top on the page. Are they hardcoded values in .ascx controls or are they derived somewhere from the database?
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Resource Time Tracking template in SharePoint 2010?

Do we have any free SharePoint 2010 solution to track the resource efforts? Something like:
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“new item” instead of “new document” in programmatic document library

I have a created a SharePoint 2013 document library programmatically within a custom site definition. The problem is that when I browse to the AllItems.aspx of that Doc Library a "new item" button ...
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What is difference between site template and site definition?

My organization has multiple clients. And we need to create similar site collections (with 4 lists and few items which must be the same for every client) for each client. So I was advised to create 1 ...
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Error while creating site from specific template

I am creating a site under a site collection using specific template and it throws Unexpected error occured Please let me know how to resolve it.
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“Unselect All” features when importing a site template to Visual Studio 2012?

In Visual Studio 2012 I'm importing a WSP of a site template using the "SharePoint Customization Wizard." The list of features displays with all items selected. I only want to import a couple ...
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Custom Site template not available in office 365

In office 365 i created a site template using this. The template is available in solution gallery and is activated.But when creating a new subsite, In the template selection I cannot find the custom ...
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Is there an official description of all the OOTB site definitions?

Does a detailed definition of all the out of the box site definitions exist? If it's a book, please let me know what book, but I want something more descriptive than a one sentence description and the ...
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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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What is Site, Web, Site Template and Web Template in SharePoint?

Can anyone please tell me what the difference is between Site and Web in SharePoint. Also what is Site Template and Web Template?
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Change URL Link automatically

We have websites with URL's like this: /sitename/site/DE123 We want to add a link on this website which looks so: ...
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inheritance and subsites/site templates

I have a visitor group on my root site. I have a site template with my custom internal document library (no inheritence from root etc, and i removed visitor group from inheritance etc) After i have ...
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Modified Content type columns breaks in site template

I have created a site template with a list that uses my content type "ctNews". I have renamed my columns in the content type to different names, and renamed the columns in the site template. If I ...
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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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Staple a feature on custom site template site creation

I have a site template on sharepoint 2007 (stp file) which has everything setup that i need on it and is the way the client wants the site to look. However if i template the site and upload that ...
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Cannot add links to global navigation on a site created from a custom web template in Sharepoint 2010

I have created a webtemplate that I use to provision a sitecollection site which works fine but when I try to add an Heading or link to the Global Navigation through UI it's not working correctly: ...
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Which site template do I use for SP2013 site for my requirement?

We are developing using SharePoint 2013. We need to have document library to publish excel files that can be then viewed via Excel Web Services webpart. We need to plan out the site and need advice on ...
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Using C#, how can I programmatically retrieve and post to the feed that appears on a community site?

I have created a site using the Community site template. I want to post to and retrieve the threads that appear on the main page. I have tried to use the SocialFeedManager class from the client ...
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Will this work? - Site template in another server

I create custom site, custom subsites, custom web parts, lists and I add some content. I'll save site as template and I include content. Can I use this template in another SharePoint servers? Will it ...
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Easy and maintainable way to create templates for sites?

What is currently the best way to add a template for site collections and subsites? Background: Vesa Juvonen wrote a good blog post in 2010 about declarative web templates over site definitions. ...
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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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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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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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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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Site templates removed from solution gallery but still appearing in “new site” dialog

A client deleted some site templates (WSPs) from the solution gallery. I'm not sure if they were deactivated before they were deleted. They seem to have been also manually deleted from the recycle ...
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Sharepoint 2013 Site Content > New Webpart Page

Please take a look at this link: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd583147(v=office.11).aspx In that link it explains how to add custom templates into SharePoint for when you create a new ...
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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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Slight changes to Blank site template

What would be the easiest way to apply some changes to the blank site template: Apply composed look (master page / more zones to the front page, custom color palette) Disable a couple of features ...
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Save a multilingual site as template

I created a site and set the language settings to multiple languages, so users can switch between different languages for the MUI. But I have also custom columns in a list. So, i translated the ...
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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 ...