I have a site definition folder with following structure,

  • XML
  • default.aspx
  • MasterPageabc.master
  • masterpageabcajax.master

In XML folder I have "ONET.XML" and I looked into this file, and realized that there isn't any GUID ID in it, just four section and a title, was wondering if changing the title gonna solve the problem for me or not ?

Structure of ONET.XML

<project Title ....>

All i see is Title that I can change :S

I changed the Title, and copied the renamed Folder, ONET.XML(Title of template) and pasted it in

"Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\SiteTemplates"

then I renamed the copy "WEBTEPxxxxx" to my Site Definition Name, in folder

"Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\1033\XML"

I can see the New template in the List, it creates a new site as well, but the created Site is blank, when I checked setting it says, the Master Page isn't right or something.


1 Answer 1


Changing ID and feature ID did the trick.

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