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  • Question

  • This is a bit of an odd one...

    Within several of my Site Collections (which I have recently migrated from 2007 to 2010), when I click the Site Actions > New Site option, the modal window and Silverlight control load but fail to populate with available templates. The same also happens when I attempt to create a new list or library.

    Is there somethine I need to enable, or somewhere I should be checking, to ensure that the list of templates correctly loads?

    Thursday, August 11, 2011 2:15 PM

Answers

  • All of them - there were no templates showing at all. The Silverlight control was empty.

    I found the cause of the issue in the end. Because I was migrating Site Collections from SP2007 to SP2010, it seems that some of the databases (each Site Collection has its own database) hadn't upgrade correctly. I re-ran the Upgrade-SPContentDatabase command and that seems to have done the trick. Now, when I click on Site Actions > New Site or More Options... the Silverlight control is fully populated with templates.

    • Marked as answer by Ryan Ball Thursday, August 11, 2011 5:23 PM
    Thursday, August 11, 2011 5:23 PM

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  • site templates :

    It is not possible to use MOSS site templates (STP files) in SP 2010 . There are still Site Templates in SharePoint 2010, but they're no longer .STP files.  Instead, they're packaged in .WSP files just like web parts and features. No longer is there a "Site Template Gallery", instead there is a "Solutions Gallery". 

    So you will need to recreate the site templates in sp2010:

    To create a Site Template, browse to the Site you want to create from.  Go to Site Actions –> Site Settings –> Save site as template (under the Site Actions heading).  Give your template a name, and don't forget to check the "Include Content" box if you want to include library and list content in the template.  This will create a new site template in your Solutions Gallery, which you can then use when creating new sites.  You can also download directly from the Solutions Gallery to a .WSP file.

    To upload a Site Template to the Solutions Gallery, go to Site Actions –> Site Settings –> Solutions Gallery (under the Galleries heading).  On the Solutions tab of the ribbon, click "Upload Solution".  Before you close that dialog, you'll need to click "Activate" to activate it if you want your Site Template to appear in the "New Site" dialog later.

    To use the Site Template, go to Site Actions –> New Site. You'll find your Site Template in the list of Installed Items, in the All Categories or Blank & Custom filters.

     

    List templates:

    Although list templates in SP2010 are still using stp extension but MOSS 2007 list template cannot be imported directly to SharePoint 2010.It does not work and throws error “Microsoft SharePoint Foundation version 3 templates are not supported in this version of the product” when try to create a list based on this template. so you will beed to recreate the list templates as well in SP2010

    Hope this helps


    Amrita Talreja
    • Proposed as answer by Amrita Talreja Thursday, August 11, 2011 3:04 PM
    Thursday, August 11, 2011 3:00 PM
  • Many thanks for the reply. Its the out-of-the-box Site, List and Document Library templates that don't seem to be loading and displaying within the Silverlight control. I've migrate other sites across to SP 2010 and they behave well. 
    Thursday, August 11, 2011 3:23 PM
  • Can you specify which OOTB list and document templates are missing and is this is a publishing SP2010 site or team site?


    Amrita Talreja
    Thursday, August 11, 2011 4:27 PM
  • All of them - there were no templates showing at all. The Silverlight control was empty.

    I found the cause of the issue in the end. Because I was migrating Site Collections from SP2007 to SP2010, it seems that some of the databases (each Site Collection has its own database) hadn't upgrade correctly. I re-ran the Upgrade-SPContentDatabase command and that seems to have done the trick. Now, when I click on Site Actions > New Site or More Options... the Silverlight control is fully populated with templates.

    • Marked as answer by Ryan Ball Thursday, August 11, 2011 5:23 PM
    Thursday, August 11, 2011 5:23 PM