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Changing a site (template) to a different template? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is there a way to change a blank template to a team site template without having to delete the site/collection/workspace and lose all information (like links in navigation bar and stuff in calendar)?
    Wednesday, August 19, 2009 3:30 PM

Answers

  • There is no way to change a template except by adding things to it manually and then saving it as template.

    Typically by using the blank template you have made the decision that you don't want as much functionality built-in as that offered by the Team Site template.

    You could try saving the content of your site with save List as Template (repeated) and then creating a site based on the TeamSite template and then using those List templates.

    WSS FAQ sites: http://wssv2faq.mindsharp.com and http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com
    Total list of WSS 3.0 / MOSS 2007 Books (including foreign language) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/Lists/v3%20WSS%20FAQ/V%20Books.aspx
    • Marked as answer by hlrse Wednesday, August 19, 2009 8:50 PM
    Wednesday, August 19, 2009 3:37 PM
  • You would change to Team Site template for
    - Document Library
    - Announcement List
    - Contact List
    - Linked List
    - Calender
    These all can be added  to Blank Site as well.
    Remember a template is just a group of items provided by default. Any item/webpart/list/Masterpages can be added/removed/changed from any site template.

    Cheers
    Manu
    • Marked as answer by hlrse Wednesday, August 19, 2009 8:50 PM
    Wednesday, August 19, 2009 5:28 PM

All replies

  • There is no way to change a template except by adding things to it manually and then saving it as template.

    Typically by using the blank template you have made the decision that you don't want as much functionality built-in as that offered by the Team Site template.

    You could try saving the content of your site with save List as Template (repeated) and then creating a site based on the TeamSite template and then using those List templates.

    WSS FAQ sites: http://wssv2faq.mindsharp.com and http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com
    Total list of WSS 3.0 / MOSS 2007 Books (including foreign language) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/Lists/v3%20WSS%20FAQ/V%20Books.aspx
    • Marked as answer by hlrse Wednesday, August 19, 2009 8:50 PM
    Wednesday, August 19, 2009 3:37 PM
  • You would change to Team Site template for
    - Document Library
    - Announcement List
    - Contact List
    - Linked List
    - Calender
    These all can be added  to Blank Site as well.
    Remember a template is just a group of items provided by default. Any item/webpart/list/Masterpages can be added/removed/changed from any site template.

    Cheers
    Manu
    • Marked as answer by hlrse Wednesday, August 19, 2009 8:50 PM
    Wednesday, August 19, 2009 5:28 PM