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Questions tagged [site-template]

SharePoint site templates are pre-built 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 like. You’re probably familiar with the default site templates, like Team Site, Blog site, and Group Work Site as shown here.

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Export Modern Team site as a JSONfile

I'm about to set up a new SPO env. In the env I should have 5 custom templates, which powerusers can select in the dropdown list when creating a new teamsite. I tried different tutorial and PS ...
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Will a team site created with Classic Site Template be unsupported in the future. Better to “rebuild” now?

I created a team site in classic template just before the introduction of modern sites. It works fine for now except that I am having to rebuild one lists that still sometimes shows in classic edit ...
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Change group ownership back to a single admin

I have a team site created with the classic template. This site is used by all in the company. I recently converted it to a group as well. I realized I don't want it as a group. Is there anyway to go ...
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Activate and Deactivate buttons in SharePoint Online solution gallery are disabled

I have created a standard Team Site (Classic), added some lists and pages and taken the site template (.wsp). I have used this template to create sites in several SPOnline tenancies. However, in one ...
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Save site as template not working in sharepoint online

I am trying to copy a site collection from one tenant to another without using any third party tool. I am trying to do it with "save site as template" feature in SharePoint Online. But, when I try to ...
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SharePoint 2013 & Wordpress

How can I use Wordpress as a template for my sites in my SharePoint 2013 enviroment? I was told it is possible, but have not had any luck finding any useful resources on how-to.
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What is the best way to set links so that they auto-update when creating new site from site template?

I'm using SharePoint Online currently and was previously a SP Site Designer/Site Collection Admin for a series of enterprise-edition SP 2003, 2010, and 2013 sites. I distinctly remember setting up ...
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MySite: Custom links lost after “Change the look”

SharePoint 2016 on premise migrated from 2013 approx 1 year ago. After "Change the look" on MySite site collection on all personal sites user created custom links are lost. See red area in screenshot....
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How do you create a sharepoint language templated site?

I notice that my company that I work for has sharepoint sites that have the locale specified in the context path. Example: https://mytest.sharepoint.com/en-us/MySubSite I have set up a test ...
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Can you change a Site Template after it is created

I've created a test Site Collection in SharePoint Online. I used a Team Site Template. In order to leverage Cross Site Publishing, the Site must use the Publishing Template. Is there anyway to ...
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PnP Site Provisioning Documentation

I have successfully saved a Site Template using the following PowerShell command: Get-PnPProvisioningTemplate -Out $templateFile -PersistBrandingFiles -PersistPublishingFiles; I'm looking in the ...
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Using “react-script-editor” is preventing me from saving the team site as template. any workarounds

I am working on a sharepoint online classic team sub-site, and i added the React Script Editor webpart from https://github.com/SharePoint/sp-dev-fx-webparts/tree/master/samples/react-script-editor to ...
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Save online team site as Template (without content) will preserve site pages but not lists items

I am working on a classic online team site. and i have a subsite which contain these main components:- 3 custom lists which contain items. i added many modern site pages inside the built-in ...
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Show Modified By on Wiki Page

We want to add a Modified By and Modified 'footer' on our wiki pages. We can do this by adding the following code in SharePoint Designer: Modified By: <SharePoint:UserField FieldName="...
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Can't save Site as Template on a publishing site

I understand that you can't save a site as a template if Publishing is turned on. My question is...Why is this? Is this a bug or is this by design. Is the workaround as simple as turning to publish ...
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Unable to create site using saved site template SharePoint 2016

We have recently migrated our SharePoint from 2010 to 2016. After that none of the site templates which we used in 2010 are working. First it throws content type name error and then I renamed the ...
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SharePoint 2013 Transparent Background Image

I am trying to insert a background image I have saved in my "Images" files in SP 2013. I have not done this in a very long time. I entered the following code snippet, but I'm pretty sure I need to ...
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Limitation on Document Center Template in SharePoint 2013

Based on Microsoft document here, there is a limitation on Document Center template: Less than 5% of the content in the content database is accessed each month on average, and less than 1% of ...
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Sharepoint 2013 Team Site Template not behaving as expected

My question is, can you create a number of team sites within a subsite of SharePoint 2013? I have a subsite of template Project Site. Can I create a number of team subsites within that Project ...
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Save Site as Template Issue

Recently ran into a major issue with a Sharepoint site which has effectively broken my ability to create a template of any sites on my site collection. Normally I would template my current iteration ...
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Query SharePoint Online Logs

I created a new site collection in SharePoint Online and then created a subsite. The template I used is Teamsite. I did nothing else then adding these two elements. No other modifications. Now I ...
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SP16[OnPrem] - Error copying temporary solution file to solutions gallery (When save site as template)

I have web site with template "Team site". When i saving site as template; Fill template form: Then i click button OK, and have following error: This is error by corelation ID from log files: ...
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How to create a subsite with site template with REST api?

I am having a site with some lists and libraries. I have saved this site a site template. Now I want to create a new sub site with programming. I know we can create from the user interface, but I want ...
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List alerts does not work in a site created through site template

I have saved a site as a site template. In the site I have a list for which the alert is set to send email every time a new item is added to list. But when I created a new site using this site ...
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Error while creating publishing site using site template

I have migrated from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2016. I took a site template of a publishing site and while creating a site using the site template I get "Sorry something went wrong" error. Below ...
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How do I make a copy of a subsite?

I am using Office 365 SharePoint online and have created a "template" subsite and would like to make a copy of the subsite including all structure and documents. It seems the Microsoft has removed ...
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Convert SharePoint 2010 templates to SharePoint Online

Is it possible to convert a Sharepoint 2010 wsp file (created by using the "save site as template" command) to a version that works with Sharepoint Online? I don't have access to Visual Studio. The ...
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“Detaching” a subsite from the template used to create it?

I previously created a custom subsite template and used it to create a couple of subsites. Now I have a request to add to the template, but I am unable to deactivate the template so that I can update ...
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Error when generating a site from a template

I have been using a site template successfully to create new subsites. But recently, when I used it again (after a pause of around 2 weeks), I got the error message that ExpirationWorkflow Feature and ...
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SharePoint 2016 & SharePoint Online changing Site template

If a site is hosted as a Team site, in either SharePoint Online or SharePoint 2016 Can the template of the site be changed to a Record center or Document Center. If so would the document libraries ...
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“Error generating solution file in temporary directory” while creating Subsite template

I am trying to take the template from one of the subsite but it's not allowing me to take it and throwing below error as Exception calling “Save as Template” with 4 argument(s): Error generating ...
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Create site using Custom Template in SharePoint Online

After creating site collection using Select Template Later option, I uploaded a custom .wsp for site and activated the feature. After that, I can't see the custom tab for selecting the custom template....
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Error: Feature not installed and blocking for application for using this site Template

I have site template created from old site which is WSP file, both server versions are same(SP2013 on premise) What is the reason behind this three feature is not installed is there any dependencies? ...
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Unlike on-premises i can not save a team sub-site as template when its root site have the Publishing features enabled

I have the following inside my SharePoint Online and SharePoint On-premises. Inside the source on-premises, I have a team site collection named PM where I enable the publishing features on the site ...
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Need help with copying a SharePoint Site

In a bit of a quandary over how to copy a SharePoint site. I tried following the steps in this article, but I get an error telling me that the maximum total file size limit has been exceeded. A work-...
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Getting a space error when trying to save site as a template

When I try to save a SharePoint site as template I am getting the following error: Sorry, something went wrong Error creating solution. The maximum total file size limit (52428800 bytes) has ...
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Where are the templates?

I have a question where the seemingly simple solution seems to be eluding me. I also don't see it anywhere online. When I create a site template with Sharepoint Online where are they stored? I need ...
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After create site collection with powershell UI is broken

After creating a site collection with PowerShell UI is broken. My PowerShell code is New-SPSite -Url $SiteColl_URL -OwnerAlias $SiteColl_Owner -Language 1033 -Template "CMSPUBLISHING#0" -Name $...
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How to create a site as site template in sharepoint online

I have created a project site and added some web part document libraries etc. I would like to use this as a template for all the new sites. How do I do that?
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Saving search settings in a site template

I am trying to template a site so that a copy of it can be automatically created (using JSOM) on a button click at the parent site. This part works fine, however the site collection also has custom ...
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Site template works only on top of a site collection

When trying to create subsite from a given template anywhere but the top of the site collection, this error occurs: Unhandled exception was thrown by the sandboxed code wrapper's Execute method ...
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Showing individual elements of list on site

I am completely new to Sharepoint, but I need to make something: I have a list in my group, and one of the columns in that group is a Choice column. That is to categorize each element in that list. ...
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Using Templates on a SP 2010 Library

I've been sent three templates which are lists of Locations and Departments. I've uploaded them to the site via the Site Settings. Now how can I use these in the Form Library? I presume it's a setting ...
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Creating a new Site Application template

i am looking to create a new custom site application template and am pretty novice in sharepoint/wiki pages. I am using Sharepoint 365 and right now when you click NEW under site application it brings ...
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Error finding templates by title

I have the following code to create a site and apply a custom template. It is working in my test environment that is created by backup-restore from my production portal. This is the current script, ...
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creating a site template using CSOM or PowerShell - SharePoint Online

I would like my users to be able to create a subsite based on a custom template. The template will have some announcement list,document library,quicklinks etc created. I would prefer this to be done ...
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Missing web parts in a new site created from template + sharepoint 2013

Anyone know what can be the reasons because Web Part doesn't load when i create a subsite from a template? We have a custom site, then I export it but when, i create a site from that template, the ...
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New Site template throws error when used: failure to instantiate file

I have created a new site based on the SP2010 Team Site template, customised the site and saved it as a template. When I try to create a fresh site with the template I get shown the following error ...
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How to deactivate and remove old site templates?

I have created new site templates, which are meant to replace old templates. We want to deactivate and remove the old ones so only the new templates are available in template list. I can deactivate ...
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TaxonomyFieldType is not installed properly?

It is Image library in one SharePoint foundation site, When I am changing its view from Thumbnail to All Item, it is giving following error. Also, When I am saving site as a template, it is giving ...