Change Default Site Templates
I need to change the default site template for document workspace. ( I donot want to create custom templates as this is not possible to locate through WSS3.0). This templates located somewhere "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\". I like to know exact location. Anyone has clue? Can I change the default document workspace template such that it use this template when I create site using WSS 3.0 services. Any alternative idea?
January 13th, 2010 1:41am
This is the exact default folder for themes: C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\12\TEMPLATE\THEMESYou want to change the default theme for all Document workspace sites?
January 13th, 2010 3:23am
I am not talking about Themes, I am talking about the site template. The default site Template doesnot show all the web part that I am looking for, so I want to add additional web parts to the default template itself. What is the location of Default Site Template for Document Workspace? How can i do the changes to this template? Will SharePoint Designer will help ?
January 13th, 2010 11:34am
I understand.You cannot find a file on the disk with default template for Document Workspace, but you can solve your problem in that way:1. Create a Document Workspace with default options.2. Open the site in SharePoint Designer and edit all what you want to meet your requirements.3. Save the site as template: Site Settings > Save as Template 4. You can use this template instread of default Workspace template. When you are creating a new Document Workspace site there is a new section in Select a template: section, called Custom. There are your all templates saved.5. You can manage all your custom templates from: Your Portal > Site Template GalleryI hope that help!
January 14th, 2010 2:35am
The templates are in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\SiteTemplates. The actual definitions are the onet.xml in the respective subfolders. This is just for your info. BE VERY CAREFUL about changing the file. I don't recommend this.Can you tell us what do you mean by "Can I change the default document workspace template such that it use this template when I create site using WSS 3.0 services"By default, you can choose whatever template you like when creating a site.
January 14th, 2010 3:38am
Solutions provided by Valy will not work as we are creating the sites using SharePoint webservices. @Khimming: I have found that if we restrict in Sharepoint to use only a type of template using (http://<yoursiteurl>/_Layouts/AreaTemplateSettings.aspx ), still when one create the document workspace site using createDWS operation of SharePoint webservice, it uses default template, it does not honor this restriction. If I need to make sure, all site creation use only one template, I also need to make sure that Default Document workspace template should also get changed or refer to a custom template. How can I solve this.
January 14th, 2010 11:16am
Hi I am also trying to customize the default template for the document workspace.Any idea? Please help. Thanks Sanjeev Gautam
April 27th, 2012 5:52am
Hi I am also trying to customize the default template for the document workspace. Did you got the solution for that? Any idea? Please help. Thanks Sanjeev Gautam
April 27th, 2012 5:53am