I have been asked to explore about Site Templates but I haven't been provided to access the Site Templates Settings. Is there any website which can tell me about site templates in
SharePoint 2013 ?
There are two types of site templates in SharePoint
- Default site templates.
the default site templates, such as
Project Site, and
Communities Site. SharePoint site templates are prebuilt definitions designed around a particular business need. You can use these templates as they are to create your own SharePoint site, and then customize the site as much as you want.
When you create a new site you can find the different type of site templates as shown
As shown above, you have 4 default template category
- Collaboration .
For more details about Template category check Using-templates-to-create-different-kinds-of-SharePoint-sites
- Custom site templates.
you can also create your own site template based on a site you've created and customized. A custom site template is a way to package site features and customizations that you can add to a solutions gallery. Custom site templates are often used to deploy solutions in other sites or to provide site consistency within your organization. For example, you may have a standard policy on project management, and so you require the use of a custom project site template for all new projects.
After you customize your template you can
save it as template to can use it with different sites.
Note: save site as a template is not supported by publishing site.
For more details check Create-and-use-site-templates