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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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 ...
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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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importing a site to a new site collection error

I tried using STSADM to export / import a site definition, it exported properly, but when i tried to import it, it gave me fatal error that couldn't find a webtemplate #id** with LCID 1033, both ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to create a custom web template? Not a site definition or import a saved template wsp file into VS

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 I ...
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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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Trying to create a template with subsites

I'm trying to create a template that I'm going to need to replicate several times. Unfortunately there are sub-sites beneath the main site on the template that are complicating things. From what I ...
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Site Template: retain Site Logo?

When I save a SharePoint 2013 Site Template, all my modifications stick, except for the Site Logo. How do I save the Site Logo in the template? Here's how I changed the site logo: I've uploaded it to ...
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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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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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Upload site template PowerShell

I am using SharePoint 2013 and i want to create some spweb from a site template... I have created a site and added my desired content and i saved that site as template, then went to solution gallery ...
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msg file does not show Open button when site created from template

Situation: I have a document library with a few site collection specific extra columns. Uploaded msg files present the dialog with the Open button when clicked. I save the document library as a ...
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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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where are all Web/Site template( Not Site Definitions) kept on hard drive

I know all site definitions are being kept at 12hive/Template/SiteTemplates.... but where are all web templates kept on hard disk that I see in Site Template Gallery.. its some how related to this ...
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how to Find Template Name that has been used while creating a new Site Collection

I have like tens of custom Site definitions, so when I try to create a new site collection I select a template name, let say "ABCD 2020 DEVELOPMENT ISSUE SOLVED" and create a new site based on this ...
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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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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 ...