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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 and downloaded the .wsp file.

Now, i need to create a new site collection with some subsites which are based on that template, and to do so i think need to upload the .wsp file to the solution gallery the way i can find the newly saved template, and i need to do that from PowerShell !

I tried 2 ways,

First,

I tried to add-spsolution and install-spsolution like following

Add-SPSolution -LiteralPath $SPIntranetTemplateFilePath
Install-SPSolution -Identity SPITemplateFile.wsp -CompatibilityLevel 15 -force

but i don't find the .wsp in the solution gallery and the template is not in templates list...

I tried to use Install-SPWebTemplate but this command is not recognized as a cmdlet in my PowerShell (I have added Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell)

I have used this too

## SharePoint DLL 
[void][System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("Microsoft.SharePoint") 

Can anyone help me to use my WspFile the way i can create subsites based on my template ?

Thanks

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You have two ways to add the template into a site.

  1. Use the UI and upload it (directly going to solution gallery)
  2. or try to use these Add-SPUserSolution and Install-SPUserSolution.
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  • As i mentioned it i want it from powerShell then I already mentioned too that i tried Add-SPSolution and InsTall-SPSolution and did not work... can help me more and tell me why it does not work? Aug 12, 2014 at 13:33
  • my commands are different then you already tried...please try those...add-spusersolution
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Aug 12, 2014 at 13:37
  • the wsp file is added to the solution gallery and the template appears in custom templates list (on teh U.I) BUT does not figure on the templates list when i do Get-SPWebTemplate in PowerShell... why do you think is this heppening? Aug 12, 2014 at 14:07
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    that's what i believe, saved as template(wsp) fall into the sandbox solution...
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Aug 12, 2014 at 14:41
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    @prasadwt You can use something like $template= $site.GetWebTemplates($locale)|?{$_.Title -eq "templateTitle"}. This can then be used via $template parameter in the $site.AllWebs.Add()-Method
    – Urs
    Aug 14, 2017 at 14:38

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