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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When to use Custom Site Definitions… and not

Its an old battle between ITpro and developer. ITpros hate them due to upgrade issues, devs like the freedom it gives them without having to do house cleaning with feature stapling. What is your ...
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Save site as template in SharePoint 2013

I have one SharePoint 2013 site, which I need to setup on another server. In 2010 there was an option to save site as template in site actions, which is not there in 2013. How can this be achieved? ...
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Programmatically create Site using Custom Web Template in Sharepoint 2010

I want to programmatically create a site using custom web templates in sharepoint 2010. In 2007 I used to get a SPWebTemplate template = site.GetCustomWebTemplates(LCID)[number]; and used this ...
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“The current page has been customized from its template. Revert to template.”

Does anyone know what the yellow section means and how to fix it?
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Save site as template in SharePoint Online

I want to save a site as a template in sharepoint online, but I am not seeing the option in my team site. How can I save a team site in sharepoint online
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Relative URL for HTML links in Site Template

I have several links inside content editor webparts and on webpages that reference the site they are in. For example: <a href="/sites/ABC/page.aspx">Link</a> Site ABC is being saved as ...
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importing a site to a new site collection error

I tried using STSADM to export / import a site definition, it exported properly, but when i tried to import it, it gave me fatal error that couldn't find a webtemplate #id**** with LCID 1033, both ...
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Trying to create a template with subsites

I'm trying to create a template that I'm going to need to replicate several times. Unfortunately there are sub-sites beneath the main site on the template that are complicating things. From what I ...
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Site permission settings will not be included in the site template

I have saved a sub-site as a template. Then, I created a sub-site based on the template. But it seems that the template will not include the site permissions. So can anyone provide any advice on this?
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Do I need to enable the publishing features to change a Team Site's master page?

When building a SharePoint 2010 site, we have a root Publishing site that has been branded up using a custom Master Page. We'd now like to add some Team Sites below the publishing site, and have our ...
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Save site as template using client object model [duplicate]

I would like to reproduce the "Save site as template" action with the client object model. Can someone give me a hint how to do this?
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Create a custom web template

How can I create a custom web template in Visual Studio? See here some requirements: I dont want to create a site definition! I dont want to import a saved template file (wsp) into Visual Studio I ...
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How do you switch to a different site template in SharePoint 2010?

If you used a site template (such as the Document Center template) and wish to use a different template (such as a Team Site), how can you accomplish this? More importantly, how do you do this ...
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Sharepoint Q&A tool like Stack Exchange

Are there any add-ons to Sharepoint to provide a Q&A type of site like this one or Stack Exchange? This would be for an internal corporate intranet, rather than a public site. I know there are ...
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Please suggest a practice to deploy a sharepoint site collection from test to production server

This is the current scenario: Sharepoint 2010 on MachineA with SQL Server. Site collection SCa on web app WAa. Now I need to "deploy" my site collection on MachineB. What are the suggested ways ...
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Copy a subsite from one site collection to another using site templete, will copy all the site collection columns to be defined as a subsite columns

I am working on SharePoint server 2013 web application and i have a site collection of type team site named "business functions", and it have three subsites. where all the columns were defined inside ...
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Easy and maintainable way to create templates for sites?

What is currently the best way to add a template for site collections and subsites? Background: Vesa Juvonen wrote a good blog post in 2010 about declarative web templates over site definitions. ...
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Publishing Site “Save site as template”

How to save site as template for a Publishing Site? I do not understand how this is done.
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Create site collection using custom site template SharePoint Online

Can we create a SharePoint site collection using custom site template from admin center in SharePoint Online? I do not see any option to upload the solution where we can uplooad the custom template to ...
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Alternatives to Feature Stapling?

I'm trying to determine if there is any way to automatically deploy a few web parts on the creation of new My Sites pages, but in a manner that doesn't use feature stapling. I know how to feature ...
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What are the factors that govern the decision of whether to choose publishing or collaboration (teamsite) template for new site collection?

I would like to know the factors that govern the decision of whether to choose publishing or collaboration (teamsite) template for new site collection? Your answer can be in form of points for each ...
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Importing a WSP template - Error, require feature {69cadbef-ac7d-494d-9d0a-39a26e008377}

I've made a back up of site to produce a template file (WSP) in SharePoint 2010 online. I have then tried to import into my development platform, which is also SP 2010 online but keep getting the ...
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What is Site, Web, Site Template and Web Template in SharePoint?

Can anyone please tell me what the difference is between Site and Web in SharePoint. Also what is Site Template and Web Template?
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Which Site Template is a site using?

I have inherited SharePoint 2010 farm that was previously upgraded from MOSS2007. I am wanting to document the setup and would like to document which site templates were used to create the various ...
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Stuck in “Preview Page” mode in SharePoint 2013

I was editing the Seattle Master Page and suddenly my site got stuck in the "Preview Page" mode: And I don't know how to stop it. I returned back the template to the original Seattle template but ...
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How to create and apply custom site template for SharePoint?

How to create and apply custom site template for SharePoint? I want to create a site template with minimal features to get started. Is there any link which shows screen-shots of the templates which ...
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Global Navigation links are missing in Site Template

I'm using SharePoint 2010, and have structured the global navigation with 6 Headings. Four of the Headings have multiple (child) links below them. These child link url's are pointing to custom ...
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msg file does not show Open button when site created from template

Situation: I have a document library with a few site collection specific extra columns. Uploaded msg files present the dialog with the Open button when clicked. I save the document library as a ...
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Using Custom Meeting Sharepoint site template in Outlook

We have developped internally a custom meeting workspace template. This template is available when creating a meeting workspace in SharePoint under the tab "Custom". I would like my users to be able ...
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Upload site template PowerShell

I am using SharePoint 2013 and i want to create some spweb from a site template... I have created a site and added my desired content and i saved that site as template, then went to solution gallery ...
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Automatic (Task) List population on site provision

I'm needing a hand deciding an approach to this. Here is the business requirement. Create a Meeting Workspace which contains a Project Tasks List (OOTB) and fills it with "stub" tasks (such as "send ...
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how to Find Template Name that has been used while creating a new Site Collection

I have like tens of custom Site definitions, so when I try to create a new site collection I select a template name, let say "ABCD 2020 DEVELOPMENT ISSUE SOLVED" and create a new site based on this ...
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where are all Web/Site template( Not Site Definitions) kept on hard drive

I know all site definitions are being kept at 12hive/Template/SiteTemplates.... but where are all web templates kept on hard disk that I see in Site Template Gallery.. its some how related to this ...
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Creating site template with all custom lists and web parts from existing subsite

I have a subsite from which I want to create site template with all custom lists and custom web parts on it. And I want to enable my end-users to create a new subsite from this template with a few ...
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View all site content on subsite shows site content on root site

I had made a couple of changes to a site which I believe caused this issue. The symptom is, click on 'View all site content' on a subsite and it will show the view all site content page of the root ...
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Site creation from template - Feature not activated error

I have created a site collection in my testing environment and once i satisfied with it. I created a template (worked fine) Import to another site collection and tried to create a sub site with the ...