Saturday, May 10, 2008

Video: Publishing Features and Site Templates - Michael Gannotti on SharePoint +

I have been trying to work out how to create a SharePoint 2007 site template from a modified 'Collaboration Portal' which has the Publishing feature enabled. I noticed that the 'Save Site as Template' menu item is removed from the Look and Feel menu.

So I created a Site Template from SharePoint Designer, and this seemed to work. I used STSADM to add the template and then tried creating a new Site Collection from it.

Then I got this error when I tried to access the site I just created;

"This page is not using a valid page layout.  To correct the problem, edit page settings and select a valid page layout."

So after much searching, I discovered that you cannot create a site template from a site with the Publishing feature enabled. :(

I was about to embark on creating a site definition and then I came across this post from Michael Gannotti....

Check it out.

I'm going to try this and then decide if I need a Site Definition.

Video: Publishing Features and Site Templates - Michael Gannotti on SharePoint +

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