A type of template specific to website design.

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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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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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Site Definition vs Web Template for product site

I'm getting ready to create a product for SharePoint, and I'd like it to be as easy as possible for people to deploy and use. I was planning on using a Site Definition, since this seems like a great ...
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SharePoint Online web template debugging

I'm trying to develop a custom web template to use with SharePoint Online. I created an empty web online and saved it as a template (without content). I then loaded that WSP into Visual Studio and ...
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BaseTemplateId to use in WebTemplate element when creating template based on BLANKINTERNET

I am creating a WebTemplate based on BLANKINTERNET. I know the BaseTemplateId you reference in your web template isnt really used to anything, but still as a best practice should refer to the ...
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Site Contents link in Quick Launch below Edit link (SharePoint 2013)

I'm creating a custom WebTemplate. I added the following NavBars to the template: <NavBars> <NavBar Name="SharePoint Top Navigation Bar" Url="" ID="1002" /> <NavBar ...
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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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The site template requires that the Feature {GUID} be installed in the farm or site collection

I thought Microsoft did a good job documenting sp2010. I am so frustrated that I can't find anything related to this. I have a web template project. All I want is to run bunch of code when a web is ...
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Web Template - Receivers Not Firing

I have a custom web template used to provision site collections that activates features with onet.xml and is deployed as a farm solution. I've tried both feature receivers and event receivers (on ...
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Restrict the usage of a custom web template for sub-sites creation only

I created a WebTemplate in Visual Studio and deployed it as a farm solution (I couldn't create a sandbox solution because it needs to deploy a custom master page and other stuff to the GAC). Now it ...
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OOB Feature Stapling on custom web templates

I have read on several blog posts (Vesa,Mirjam) that custom web templates (CWT) does not support feature stapling (MSDN doesnt mention this tho, but I take their word on it). What I am wondering is, ...
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updating CustomMasterUrl of rootweb and subweb

I've created a web template and as part of the provisioning process I set the SPWeb.CustomMasterUrl. I do this in code. When I create a site collection using this template it works fine but if I try ...
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Upgrade SharePoint 2010 WebTemplate to SharePoint 2013

I had a SharePoint 2010 project that deploys a WebTemplate to the farm. I upgraded the project to make it compatible with SharePoint 2013 and updated the solution in SharePoint farm. Now, when I try ...
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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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Create site collection with custom web template in Office 365 - SP2013

Is it possible to create a site collection (top level site) based on a custom web template, created in VS in the form of an app or sandbox? I know there's a possibility to use the "Select a template ...
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Custom web templates vs custom site definitions

I read the MSDN article "Deciding between custom web templates and custom site definitions". The article only scratches the surface, so I was wondering if anyone have had some hands on experience with ...
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“Web Template” item template is not available in Visual Studio 2012 list of item templates

I am working with visual studio 2012 and want to add sharepoint 2013 "Web Template" item from VS 2012 list of sharepoint 2013 item templates. But I could not find "Web Template" item in SP 2013 item ...
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FeatureActivated not called for Site Template

We have an web-level feature that when you activate it will change the master pages used by the web to point to a .master page in the rootweb of the site collection. This feature has been activated ...
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Setting preview image for Sharepoint 2010 custom web template

I have a custom Sharepoint 2010 Web Template and I would like to set a custom preview image for it in the Sharepoint add site gallery. Example (I wanna set a custom image for the "Project Template ...
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Do Site Templates include content types in site collection

I had created custom content types in site settings that I was referencing with a list on a site. When I did a save as template from the site, would that have also saved the content types? I passed ...
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Whats the purpose of BaseTemplateName, BaseTemplateID and BaseConfigurationID?

What does BaseTemplateName, BaseTemplateID and BaseConfigurationID exacly do? Whats purpose of them in the webtemplate elements.xml? Thanks
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Problems adding webparts to a page in the correct order

I would think there's something supersimple I'm missing, but I can't find where I'm going wrong. I have a feature deploying a default.aspx page with two CQWP webparts. I use the AllUsersWebPart ...
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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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How many root site collections we can create

I have a simple question just to remove my confusion. In one web application, can we create multiple root site collections ? I have 3 different custom web templates, and for each template, I want to ...
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Hide Web Template?

I cant figure out how to hide a web template in the user interface, is this even possible? I found this answear to my question at Mirjam's blog, but I can't find the "Page layouts and site ...
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Not able to deploy custom web template at farm scope

I have developed a custom Web Template based on "BDR#0" in SP 2013. It works perfect and I can deploy it using Site scope feature. The web template is developed by adding a Module in VS 2012 which ...
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How to activate feature in a custom site

I have created a publishing web template. Now I need to activate a feature once the site is provisioned. In order to achieve this, I've created an event receiver with something like this: public ...
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Define subsites in webtemplate

Is it possible to define a subsite in a webtemplate? I can't use a site definition because I'm working in Office 365 - SharePoint Online. Wrong approach: I thought about activating a site-feature in ...
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aspx page in module and ghosted web parts

I am making a webtemplate. This webtemplate activates a hidden feature which contains a module, deploying the default.aspx page. The module looks like this: <?xml version="1.0" ...
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Getting Web Template Not Found error while importing

I am importing a exported site with several sub-sites to a new Site Collection of its Own but getting following error Start Time: 8/9/2012 9:32:31 AM. Progress: Initializing Import. ...
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Error when Creating a site from custom template - “A duplicate field name <name> was found.”

When a site has been saved as template and then automatically uploaded and activated in the solution gallery and a user is trying to create a new site based on this custom template he get's an error ...
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Provision list view for discussion board

I have provisioned a publishing page through a feature and andded an instance of a discussion board web part to the home page, this works fine. How can I make sure the web part chrome is set to ...
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Custom webtemplate - default webparts are missing

I have created my custom site, which contains custom WebTemplate, Master Page and Page. However, I don't have any SharePoint webparts to select. When I check my Web Part Gallery it's empty. "There ...
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Custom Web template based on Team Site is empty

Following is the process I followed to create a Custom Web Template based on Team Site in SP 2013. I opened VS 2012 created an "empty SharePoint project", added an "Empty Element", changed its ...
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Enabling Navigation and SharePoint Publishing Infrastructure

I have activated SharePoint Publishing Infrastructure feature provisioned through my web template. But the Navigation (my libraries in QuickLaunch bar) was not visible after publishing feature ...
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why this site feature is not activated when I create a new site by my custom web template?

I am using sharepoint 2010 and vs2010. I have created a custom webtemplates and begin from a copy of a teamsite. In my onet.xml I see the following site feature elements: <SiteFeatures> ...
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How to add feature to web template

I have created a web template into my project. I have created a feature and add event receiver where I have added code to create custom list. Now I want to add this feature to the web template. How I ...
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Feature Activated Event not triggered when creating a new sub site with web template

When I create a new site I have a Web Scoped FeatureActivated event that I would like to run. The feature does get Activated but the FeatureActivated event is not triggered. The site is created with ...
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How to create web template based on Moss 2007 web site in sharepoint 2010

I have a small requirement.. We are migrating moss2007 to sharepoint 2010 online ( cloud) I have a Moss 2007 web site with some of the webparts( both out of box webparts (list view webparts) and one ...
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Defaulting to a tab in Template Selection of Create Site Collection in Central Admin

We have custom Web Templates deployed in our SharePoint 2010 deployment. The web templates are have a custom DisplayCategory defined Elements.xml (let's say it's Foo). In central admin's Create Site ...
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Provisioning a Welcome Page to Pages Library

I have a custom Web Template which enables the default features of a Publishing Site and in addition it enables custom Features e.g. WelcomePageProvisioning. It's kinda straight forward, but still I ...
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Custom default page - edits not saved in content editor web part

I've created a custom default.aspx page which is provisioned through a custom web template using SharePoint 2010. I've added the below code to add a content editor web part, with some default content. ...
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Is there a way to move a site across web applications regardless of site template?

I have our old 2007 intranet upgraded to 2010 via database attach. It's in its own web application and I want to move some of the sites over to our production web application. I'm using a script ...
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Default.aspx via code?

Would it be possible and recommended to add a custom Default.aspx (when no publishing nor wiki front page are enabled) via code (remote provisioning) vs adding it via a Module declaratively? are there ...
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Migration of custom Default.aspx (Web Template)

I am considering to change the Default.aspx (no publishing, no wiki welcome page) via Web Template (for self-service site creation) in SP2013. I am wondering if this would have effect on future ...
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Can I use a provisioningProvider to a custom web template?

I have problems with the sequence of my logic. I have featere1 where I have my custom webtemplate. Then I have feature2 where I have implemented my default.aspx page. Feature1 is activating feature2. ...
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How to create a simple web template (in VS) with a announcement, calendar, links, tasks list on the homepage?

I am using sharepoint 2010 and VS2010. I created a site collection by the publishing site template. I dont want to use the "save as template" because it is not supported in a publish template. Also ...
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What should be the provisioning model?

What should be the provisioning model for supporting only 2010 and above, if: it needs to include custom SharePoint security groups it would be deployed to multiple unrelated SharePoint ...
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Newly created web template is invisible

I have created a new web template (contains a elements.xml and onet.xml) which is based on team site. I have deployed the .wsp file. However when I go to "New Site" under Site Actions I cannot see my ...
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Web template using an old version

I've copied the same question I found in an answer in this link because it is happening to me: when I create a new site using powershell or code, it is using an old version of the template. Not ...