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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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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When deploying a site from custom site template, one lookup column in doclib has empty values for Office 2010 (docx, xlsx, pptx) files

I'm deploying sites using a custom site template (WSP) that is: Saved as WSP from customized Team Site Deployed as Farm Solution Has lists, libraries with content customized in Visual Studio (...
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SharePoint 2013 Site Definition Toolbar Type Standard not showing

I have a problem with the toolbar type "standard" in SharePoint 2013. If I insert a XsltListViewWebPart with , there is no "New Element" button. And no "View Choice" and something like that. I've ...
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Convert site template to site definition

How do I go about making a site template to a site definition? For example, if I have a modified team site which I saved as WSP (save as site template), can I import that into VS2010 and convert to a ...
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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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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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How to see what site template is used in SharePoint Online (Office 365)

Is there a simple way for me to see what template was used for a site collection in SharePoint Online (Office 365)? The Site Collection properties only show details like "number of subsites", "title",...
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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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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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What is difference between site template and site definition?

My organization has multiple clients. And we need to create similar site collections (with 4 lists and few items which must be the same for every client) for each client. So I was advised to create 1 ...
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ALM for Site Templates? Template or CSOM App?

Looking at the best way to implement a set of feature requirements for a new product being proposed by my firm. A client portal accessed through our 365 SharePoint environment. Features: dropbox ...
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What is the best practice to duplicate a site collection?

I have a site collection, that contains sub-sites and other list that have different level permissions. If I use the "Save as template" I don't obtain a satisfied result, because template loses the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can an end user check what template a site was created from?

Is there a way that an end-user (or site collection administrator) without access to PowerShell or STSADM can check to see what template was used to create a given site on SharePoint 2010?
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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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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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Error exporting the site field named “Parent Level”

I am trying to save a site as a template. During this process it throws an error "Error exporting the site field named "Parent Level". Am I doing anything wrong? Kind Regards, Sepaka
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How can I set the relative path to a workbook in the Chart Web Part, and use it within a template?

We have a team site in our solution (SPS 2010 - Enterprise). On this site there's a list. For every new item in the list, it creates a new site from a template. Structure: team-website website 1 ...
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How can I include jQuery and JavaScript code without straying from the site template?

I've added my JavaScript code by including the script links in the PlaceHolderAdditionalPageHead <asp:Content> tag. Including this has caused a yellow warning stating The current page has ...
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Can we create a template for sites in SharePoint online?

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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how do I determine subsite template

how do i find out what template was used to create a sub-site in SharePoint? I want to know what template was used when creating one of the sub-sites in my SharePoint
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Why we need to do IIS Reset after adding a template

I added a template using, STSADM -o addtemplate -filename "C:\Stalker\BaleeeBaleee.stp" -title "YouBreakLive" I can see it in Central Administration in "Custom" site templates when I try to create a ...
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SharePoint 2007 Site Template (.stp) file display category

I have created a Site Template file (.stp). When I add it to the site templates gallery of the target farm it shows up in a strange tab when you go to provision the a new sub-site based on the ...
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Site created using a site template will not preserve the values for the columns (hidden columns will be set as required)

I am facing this strange behaviour on my SharePoint Farm 2013 On-Premises. Below are the steps I followed: I create a new Site Content type which have the Issue content type as its the parent. Now ...
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Search for specific Web Template in SharePoint Search

Is it possible to construct a SharePoint Search Query for a specific web type (site definition / web template id) in the same manner as for lists? I can easily search for my custom lists using ...
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Is it possible to modify existing solutions/templates?

I modified the master page of a site and I would like to make all new sites that get created to use this master page by default. Is there a way to modify the built in site templates to use this master ...
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SharePoint 2010: Site Templates and how to update existing sites based on that template.?

The question I’m going to ask might have a very simple answer, but I couldn’t figure it out myself yet. So here is the simplified scenario... I created a Site on Dev. SharePoint 2010, added a ...
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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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Save a multilingual site as template

I created a site and set the language settings to multiple languages, so users can switch between different languages for the MUI. But I have also custom columns in a list. So, i translated the ...
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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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How to create programmatically a Site with a custom template?

I'm trying to create a site from my template... [WebMethod] public ResponseObject addGroup()//AddGroup addGroupObj) { try { string fullsite = SPContext....
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Best practices when creating Site to use as a template

I'm creating a site that I'll eventually use as a template to create other sites from it. The site will contain lists, workflows, user groups, content types etc etc. I want to make lots of clones ...
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Deploying a site template and instantiate it in the same PowerShell script?

I want to create a PowerShell script that : add a farm solution that only contains a site template deploy the solution globally wait for the deploy job to finish create a site collection based on the ...
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How to inherit parent site look and feel on my Team Site

I have created a subsite but now I want to inherit the look and feel theme from my parent site all the radio button are disabled under Setting >> Site Settings >> Master Pages .Is there a way I can ...
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How to move site templates from SharePoint 2010 (on-premise) to SharePoint Online (Office 365)?

I tried to migrate a site template from an on premise installation to SharePoint 2010 Online (Office 365). When I try to create a new site I get the following error: The site template requires that ...
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How get Site Template name in SPSite, and Web Template name in SPWeb using C#

I`m trying to analyse sharepoint site. In SPSite Level, I want to get Site template name, and In SPWeb Level, I also want to get web template name. But I am a newbie in SharePoint, I`m not sure ...
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What is the recommended SharePoint site to use for External Site?

We are planning to design an external site. I want to know what is the recommended site template to use? Is it the Publishing Site? For example, Check this site (http://glenview.il.us/Pages/Default....
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Make a copy of sharepoint site under a new name

Since we can't save SharePoint site (with publishing feature enabled) as Template, I'm looking for a way to do this programmatically : Make a copy of "SiteA" with a new name "SiteB" under the ...
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SharePoint 2010 Site Templates: Operation is not valid due to the current state of the object

When utilizing sites created from custom templates (e.g. OOTB team site with additional library added) and the content included in the template, the following error begins to appear when sites are ...
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Create a site template for a project site

We want to create our own site template to be used as a template for team sites, this should include security groups, a specific set of lists and libraries with required settings and a selection of ...
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Save site as template do not include list attachments

I'm trying to create a site template which include several lists. On these lists, we've got items with attachments. I'm quite surprised not to see attachment in the WSP generated... I've created a ...
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Server Error in Save Site as Template in SharePoint 2010

I am getting the following error when saving a site as a template (just this specific site is having this issue - other sites in collection successfully save as template) System....
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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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Moving Site Template (.stp) files to SharePoint 2010

MOSS Site Template (.stp) files are no longer supported in SharePoint 2010. So how do you import .stp files? Isha Kapoor's blog post describes these steps: First you need to create a site in ...
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SharePoint site creation is very slow in certain site collections

SharePoint 2010 Enterprise We have two site collections which are very slow when it comes to creating content like sites, lists, and libraries and accessing settings for existing objects. I would say ...
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Easily update site templates

I have created a site with some lists and libraries. I have also set up the quick launch with some items and created a home page with some web parts. I created a template from that site, so I can use ...

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