MOSS – Save Publishing Site as Template

Those of you who like to use the “Save Site as a Template” functionality in SharePoint might wonder where the option disappeared to; when the site you have in mind for your template is a Publishing Site (Web Content Management)…

The official word from Microsoft is that this functionality is not supported for publishing sites and the option is removed from the site settings.  However, the link to the ASPX page still exists, so the following URL snippet will enable you to save a publishing site as a template – real handy if you’ve customized the hell out of your site with content types:


2 thoughts on “MOSS – Save Publishing Site as Template

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    Microsoft intentionally disabled this feature in the puplishing sites, as it will not work properly due to some content types

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