I have created a custom site template with team site. When I deployed to a team or other than publishing portal site collection it shows the custom site template in defined category. But when I deployed to publishing portal site collection the defined category is not there.. Is there any specific reason? Or I'm doing mistake??
publishing sites in SharePoint has much more than just the publishing feature. It includes special webparts to the masterpage and a unique hierarchy of form pages. So, Custom Team Site template will not work with publishing site.