Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Cannot find save site as a template under site actions

I recently ran into a need of saving site as a template and then reuse it. However even though being site collection administrator, I could not find save site as a template option under site actions menu.

I was wondering why. Then I did some search and came to know that if your publishing feature was turned on. I went to the site features and turned off the publishing feature for a while.

Came back to the screen of site settings and yes, I could locate save site as a template.

Not sure, what is the logic behind this. However this is the trick that worked. After taking the site template I again turned on the publishing feature as it was necessary for the site.


Mario Leblond said...

A quick workaround to this is by manually using the URL /_layouts/SaveTmpl.aspx. This solution is described in these articles : and

SharePoint Kings said...

yes URL option is always there for developers but found proper way for post production scenario :)

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