In SharePoint 2013 ,I had created top level site as Team site now i want to switch over to team site into Developer site in SharePoint Enterprise server 2008

2 Answers 2


Unfortunately it is not possible to change the site template after you create the site. Take a look at this thread, though it is for SharePoint 2010 version:

How do you switch to a different site template in SharePoint 2010?

But up till now there is no update on this for SharePoint 2013. Once you create the site, you cannot update its template. You need to create the new site with different template.

Hope this helps!

  • 1
    But I try to Run SharePoint Hosted app there was an Error : so i need page "App in Testing" where this will be?
    May 4, 2015 at 8:39
  • For testing the app you need to create the developer site first then you might not get the error.
    – Pradip R.
    May 4, 2015 at 8:40
  • Please run the script in my answer below Mar 28, 2019 at 8:35

You can enable developer feature by running the below script in the browser console:

'use strict';
var context = SP.ClientContext.get_current();
// This code runs when the DOM is ready and creates a context object which is needed to use the SharePoint object model
var site = context.get_site();
context.executeQueryAsync(function () {
  site.get_features().add('e374875e-06b6-11e0-b0fa-57f5dfd72085', true, 0);
  context.executeQueryAsync(function () {
    alert('added the developer site feature to the site collection!');
  }, function (sender, args) {
    alert('unable to add the developer site feature to the site collection: ' + args);
}, function (sender, args) {
  alert('oops! ' + args);

This will enable the hidden developer feature and add the missing lists and libraries. Even the Apps in Testing

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge that you have read and understand our privacy policy and code of conduct.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.