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2003: site templates at portal level

  Asked By: Jordan    Date: Jan 18    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1295

In SPS 2003 I can go to a section in the admin section where I can add
site templates (Site Settings -> Manage security and additional settings
-> Manage site template gallery). The section says "Make a template
available for use in Web site creation by adding it to this gallery. The
templates in this gallery are available to this site and all sites under
it. Default site templates are not shown." So I thought *maybe* I can
upload my .STP file to this gallery and have it available for site
creation rather than what I've been doing which is to log onto the
server and use STSADM.EXE to add the template from the command line.

Problem is I can't see where these templates show up? They don't show up
in the list of templates when you create a site through the site
directory. From the server using STSADM with the enumtemplates option,
you can't see the template. I've done an IISRESET on the server still
can't see it. Even tried to create a site under one I created at the
portal level and still the template isn't there.

So where exactly does this "site template" show up?



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Kalash Karmakar     Answered On: Jan 18

 site  template for the site directory, are only
available when loaded using the stsadm  utility

You need to save your template  as a .stp file
Move it to the server  and type
Stsadm -o addtemplate -filename "filename.stp" -title "title"
-description "your description)
Issue a iisreset on the server and your template will show  up when you
create new site.

I wish MS will make it easier to manage  template at the root level  and
let us upload template at the top level like we can do it inside a site

Answer #2    Answered By: Mauricio Tanner     Answered On: Jan 18

but then the $10,000 question is where are these
templates you do upload to the portal  gallery show  up? I can't see where
they're used anywhere so it's a big placebo IMO.

Answer #3    Answered By: Gina Freeman     Answered On: Jan 18

I don't have the answer, I think they don't show  up anywhere. Looks like
a bug to me. My only guess is those template  will show up as Site
template once the new site  collection is created.

Answer #4    Answered By: Tyrell Nash     Answered On: Jan 18

Nope, I created  a site  collection under the portal  and they don't show
up there either. They *might* show  up if you create  a new top level  site
collection but that's pretty drastic and I'm not about to do it on my
portal site. I have a call in my MS techie to see what the deal is so
maybe I'll have an answer later on this.

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