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I need to create new custom site definition which inherited from Publishing Portal with all features and functionality. What is the best way to do this in Sharepoint 2013?

  • Why would you inherit a site definition ? , and I don't think if it's even possible, you can always copy a existing site definition and then modify as you required. – Muhammad Raja Sep 4 '13 at 8:35
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    Or use a WebTemplate, feeling more modern and fresh ;) – Robert Lindgren Sep 4 '13 at 8:46
  • off course you would be better creating Web Templates then creating site definitions. – Muhammad Raja Sep 4 '13 at 9:08
  • @RobertLindgren could you please explain why web template is better than site definition? – Volodymyr Machula Sep 13 '13 at 8:48
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You can create a site definition with Visual Studio 2012 taking the onet.xml in

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\15\TEMPLATE\SiteTemplates\PUBLISHING\XML\

as starting point and add your custom features, modules, pages or whatever in it.

  • I copied onet.xml from PUBLISHING\XML\ and deployed new custom site definition. When I was creating site collection based on this site definition I received such error: System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException: <nativehr>0x8107058a</nativehr><nativestack></nativestack>The SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure feature must be activated at the site collection level before the Publishing feature can be activated. Could you help me with this? – Volodymyr Machula Sep 4 '13 at 13:59
  • That error states that in the Site Collection settings you have to go to Site Collection Features --> Activate SharePoint Server Publishing Infraestructure. After it is activated try to create a new site with your customized site definition. If this doesn't work either, Save the out of the box publishing site as a template and use it in other sites – Alvmad Sep 4 '13 at 14:02
  • you have to go to Site Collection Features --> Activate SharePoint Server Publishing Infraestructure Do you mean root site collection? Because custom site collection can't create due to error. If yes, I have already done it and received the same error – Volodymyr Machula Sep 4 '13 at 14:11
  • I mean the top level site collection where the site is going to be created – Alvmad Sep 4 '13 at 15:25

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