Is there a simple way for me to see what template was used for a site collection in SharePoint Online (Office 365)?

The Site Collection properties only show details like "number of subsites", "title", ... but not the template used.

Thank you in advance


On your site, view the source of the start page (ctrl + U) and search for JavaScript variable g_wsaSiteTemplateId.

You'll get the Template ID like this

var g_wsaSiteTemplateId = 'STS#0';

Then just find what template that is in the list presented in the article SharePoint 2013 Site Template ID

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    Perfect! Thanks Benny. Got the confirmation I needed that the Team Site Templates were used (STS#0) – TempaC May 20 '15 at 9:25

I've been trying to find out why when I search the Source Code from my 365 tennant I can't find a 'g_wsaSiteTemplateID' variable anywhere. It seems like the variable name has been changed to 'webTemplateConfiguration'.

I found my Template ID looking like this:


The values don't seem to have changed though so you can still correlate what you find with mentioned article.

  • In a classic publishing subsite which I thought was created as a modern team site I get "webTemplateConfiguration":"STS#3". ST#3 doesn't appear in the template list. – matt Feb 21 '20 at 19:52
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    Found it here: technologytobusiness.com/microsoft-sharepoint/… – matt Feb 21 '20 at 19:53

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