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We have a lot of sites with SharePoint online with the same set of web parts. This is a team site; can I create a template so that we can create it from the templates?

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You can use Site Provisioning with PnP PowerShell. It gives you more control over what to include/exclude and automate the creation process if this is repetitive tasks.

Get-PnPProvisioningTemplate -Out C:\temp\template.pnp -PersistBrandingFiles 
New-PnPTenantSite -Url 'https://tenant.sharepoint.com/sites/pnptempate' -Title 'New Site Collection' -Owner 'admin@domain.co.uk'
Connect-PnPOnline 'https://tenant.sharepoint.com/sites/pnptempate'
Apply-PnPProvisioningTemplate -Path C:\temp\template.pnp

More help/documentation about Get-PnPProvisioningTemplate and Apply-PnPProvisioningTemplate.

More information about PnPSiteProvisioning here

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Yes, you can create a new site from the current customized site through Save Site as Template option in your Site Setting.

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Save Site as Template: Provide you to create a template from your site that you have customized for reuse through the below steps:

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Note:

  • A site template is like a blueprint for the site. Creating a site template allows you to capture your customizations so that they can be quickly applied to other SharePoint environments and even use the template as the basis for a business solution.
  • Save site as template is not available with publishing site and community site for more details check MISSING SAVE SITE AS TEMPLATE IN SHAREPOINT
  • In SharePoint Online, if you disabled scripting capabilities for the affected site in Center Admin, this also removes the Save site as template option

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For more details check

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