Site is a set of related web pages containing content such as text, images, video, audio, etc. In SharePoint a site resides in a Site Collection.

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When should I Create a Subsite in SharePoint

Recently I got into a position where I need to see a trade off of creating a Subsite in SharePoint. I would like to know what are all the scenario that we need to create a new Sub Site and why ? ...
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Moving a site to a different site collection

I am looking for a C# script that will move a site with all permissions and content to another site collection. Google isn't helping me or maybe i dont know what exactly to look for. e.g. I have a ...
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Allow any user?

Please forgive the novice question, but I can't seem to find the answer. Is there a way to allow any user access to a SharePoint site without having to add them to a group or turn on anonymous ...
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Deleting a site content type in Sharepoint 2007

I'm trying to delete a custom content type that I've created, but I'm getting an error when I try to do so: The content type is in use. at ...
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Best practices when creating Site to use as a template

I'm creating a site that I'll eventually use as a template to create other sites from it. The site will contain lists, workflows, user groups, content types etc etc. I want to make lots of clones ...
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How does SharePoint render a page?

This is a noob question... I am trying to understand how site definitions, templates, etc. all work together when a SharePoint page is requested. I understand that site definitions are "base ...
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How to create a site in a sitecollection on a remote SPServer using C#

I am currently trying to write a Dynamics CRM 2011 plugin that creates a new SharePoint 2010 site (within an existing site collection) for every account that is created. I have the code for creating a ...
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For what reasons would a site be excluded from a full crawl?

This is what I've checked so far: The default page of the site is published In site admin it is set to 'allow this site to appear in search results' In site admin of the root site, it will search ...
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powershell not finding shared document library?

There is a document library called "shared documents" in the site I type at the prompt when running this script. The script returns the titles of several document libraries, but not "shared ...
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best way to store property of a site

I have a site called Exhibitions that contains many many subsites each of which is an individual exhibition (with pages, images etc). I would like to attach to each of these subsites a property which ...
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Is it possible to copy SP Web from 2010 to 2013?

All I am trying to do is copy a SharePoint Web (i.e: http://sp2010/hr) to (i.e: http://sp2013/hr). I was able to export using: Export-SPWeb http://sp2010/hr –Path "hrexport.cmp" But when I try to ...
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How to create programmatically a Site with a custom template?

I'm trying to create a site from my template... [WebMethod] public ResponseObject addGroup()//AddGroup addGroupObj) { try { string fullsite = ...
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How to apply v4 master to sitemanager.aspx

We recently migrated from 2007 to 2010. However the Manage Site Content and Structure link which points to _layouts/sitemanager.aspx seems to have a look and feel of 2007. How can this be set to use ...
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Document Library that contains all Documents from subsites

I want to create a documentlibrary on the parent site of a bunch of subsites. All those subsites have their own documents. I want the parent documentlibrary to contain all those documents of the sub ...
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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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Error copying temporary solution file to solutions gallery

When I try to save as basic teamsite in SP2013 I get the following error: [InvalidOperationException: Error copying temporary solution file to solutions gallery: _catalogs/solutions/test4.wsp] ...
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Site Logo URI adjustment

I uploaded my company's site logo successfully to my site and whenever I created sites under my site collection, the logo is inheriting successfully. But the problem is when I click the site logo from ...
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External access gives a blank home page

I've created a site that serves as a service portal. It requires a customer to login, so when accessing the home page, when not authenticated, you'll get redirected to the login page. On the site ...
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Each Site I create I get 403 forbidden error

Everything was working perfectly and then one of my colleague made some changes and is on holidays now. any site I create I get forbidden 403 error not sure why tho. I looked at site permissions ...
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Get the current user interacting with a site workflow

I have a SP 2010 state machine Site workflow with lots of custom InfoPath forms. In some cases I need the user that's interacting with the workflow (many users can interact with the Workflow, not ...
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Why can the local administartor access a site collection?

I'm stumped by an access phenomenon because I am not sure how the permisssons for accessing a site collection work in this specific scenario: Even though I shouln't be able to do so, I am accessing ...
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Create Web part programatically VS 2010

we are to create several web parts after a site is provisioned with WSP. I can either create wp from scratch on feature action. Or save a set of WP in gallery and create an instance out of that when ...
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“Cannot find this file” error when deploying from Visual Studio 2010

I'm getting an error in Visual Studio 2010 after pressing F5 to Debug: Error occurred in deployment step 'Add Solution': Error: Cannot find this file specified in the manifest file: ...
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Two members of a group can't view list items in sharepoint 2010

I created a list on a top-level site. The list inherits permissions from the site. All members of the group share the same contribute-level permission. I have checked all views and all list items, and ...
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All sites are read only, even for site administrators

Every site in the collection is now read-only. I can still change settings in the central admin site but am unsure what has changed. This affects everyone, users with write permission, even site ...
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Programmaticly create a new site in Office365

I want to create a new site in a SharePoint Online (Office365) sitecollection. When I was looking for information in the msdn it was saying that this stuff is not available in sandboxed solutions. ...
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Apply custom master for new site collection and sites under

This works for existing site collection and any new sites under it and their subsites BUT when I create a new site collection, well i can't even create a new site collection now as it gives me file ...
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to go with save site as a template, web template or site definition

I have to create a generic site template which has few tabs in the home page and on click of these links/tabs in this site template it will navigate to the sub sites created under that[this generic ...
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How to use Web Template in sharepoint 2010

I have created a Web Template named "My WebTemplate" in Visual studio 2010 and deployed successfully to http://somesite. Now in http://somesite web application. I want to create a site that uses "My ...
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Site Logo Propagation

I have created a site and replaced the site logo icon with one I created in the site settings. However, if I create additional pages in the site they display the top bar as expected but with the ...
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404 Error after Deleting Content Database (With no Site Collections)?

After detaching a database in SharePoint then subsequently deleting in SQL Server I have been getting 404 Errors at my root site collection default.aspx page, and a few other random site collections ...
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How to make sharepoint 2010 site as readonly

How to make sharepoint 2010 site as readonly. Note: It should not be applicable for custom administrator group,Except the administrator group other group will get the site as readonly.
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Site vs Site Collection which to use in this situation

Wanted some opinions.....the way i have structured things at the moment on my site is as follows 1 upper level site collection -> 300 individual sites that will be accessible by our vendors (each ...
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Difference between /teams/ & /sites/ URL paths when creating new site collections in SharePoint Online?

When creating a new site collection in SharePoint Online, I've noticed that you can choose either a "/sites/" or "/teams/" URL path when setting up the Public Website Address for the site collection. ...
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Why cant a Site collection owner/Site owner remove posts that a site member created in the feed? (Sharepoint 2013)

I have a site collection that have a teamsite, when a normal user posts something in the microfeed webpart the site collection administrator/site owner of the teamsite cant remove the post that the ...
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Limiting List Permissions Programmatically

Scenario: When a User (let say Controller 1) creates a site using a site definition, "which already has a Custom List definition in it and different other things(like lists, webparts)" Custom List: ...
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How to create a WSP file without using wspbuilder for Site Definition

I have a folder with following structure, I wonder how can I create a wsp file for it, and it deploy the site definition for me, structure - XML - -> ONET.xml - default.aspx - ...
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I've screwed something up in 2007, only in the backend apparently

When I try to "modify all site settings" I get the following error: The file '/_layouts/MasterPages/_controltemplates/Welcome.ascx' does not exist. at ...
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Get root parent site of current site

Is there a way to get the root parent site, no matter how many levels deep you are in sub-sites? For example, in this structure: - MySiteCollection - MyRootSite - MySubSite - ...
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Change site date format to “24 October 2011” (day month year)

How do you change the date format for all the dates shown in a site to be in the format "day month year"? So that today would show as "24 October 2011"? I've gone to Site Actions > Regional Settings, ...
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Create Subsite on Get Request

I want to do the following. If a user comes to a special site collection he will be redirected to a subsite. If the subsite doesn't exist it will be created. I know that's a creation in a GETRequest ...
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Retrieve toplevel site's subsites using REST _api

I'm currently working on an iOS app which uses _api-services to retrieve data stored in documents libraries of a SharePoint Online. Consuming _api/web/Lists/ works well so far. At the moment the REST ...
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Moving Document Libraries within same Site Collection using C#

I have C# code for Moving Document Libraries and its Items within same Site Collection maintaining its Metadata like "Modified", "Modified by" etc. Can anybody modify this code to move an entire ...
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Use webpart on subsite to read a list on top site

I have created SharePoint admin list, where I have saved a variety of things for webpart. Only admins can read the list, I have removed user rights from everyone else. The following Webpart reads ...
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How do I reset Sharepoint homepage to its initial default?

I accidentally set one of the pages I was working on as my current Site's homepage (thinking it would just become the default page for a directory, HTML-style). Is it possible to undo that change, and ...
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Site-level fields created by the Community Site features and its dependencies must not be removed

I get this error: Site-level fields created by the Community Site features and its dependencies must not be removed. when trying to create a Community Site or Active the Community Site Feature, ...
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Get list of all features (installed and not active) on site? Trying to use FeatureDefinitions?

I have an issue trying to get all the installed (not activated) features in SharePoint 2010. I have one site and site collection and what I want to do is have one feature that activates all my ...
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SharePoint 2013 Site Definition Template Missing

I am using Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate RC, and I did install the Sharepoint 2013 tools. But cant find the site definition templates. Any thoughts??
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Subsite change automatic logs me out

The situation: We have 2 subsites: /FR and /EN When logged in as administrator in /FR, and you change to /EN subsite, the subsite logs me out. Is this because it's a whole new subsite and the ...
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Unable to delete site outside of site collection

In a fresh install of SharePoint 2010, I naively built a site without first creating a site collection to put it in. The site sites in the root of the server's URL space (i.e. it is simply ...