.NET Tutorials, Forums, Interview Questions And Answers
Welcome :Guest
Sign In
Win Surprise Gifts!!!

Top 5 Contributors of the Month
Gaurav Pal
Post New Web Links

Replacing the default Team Site in SharePoint 07

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 22, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

Hello everyone,

I have created a custom site based on the SharePoint Team Site template. I want to know if there is a way to replace the default Team Site with my Customized Team Site. I have some automation in other sites that create Team Sites automatically and I would like for this automation to use my Team Site.



View Complete Post

More Related Resource Links

Problem Saving Files to A Sharepoint 2010 Site from Office 2010: Saves locally by default rather tha

Hi we are starting to use sharepoint 2010 / word 2010 and have found an interesting bug/problem. Sometimes when a user tries to save a file (by clicking on the save button in the quick access toolbar for word 2010) the save dialog comes up with the users local "Documents" folder as the path (not the correct sharepoint path where the document should be saved).  (I should say that we are creating the file from sharepoint by using a toolbar on the document library, with the new button)  We are using a content type and a template attached to the document library when we create the file.  This is really annoying because the user might not notice that the document is saving locally and not to sharepoint.  I have found a strange workaround which involves clicking the [File] tab on the ribbon in word 2010, then clicking "Save and Send" and then clicking the save button again.  At this point word 2010 seems to "remember" that it is trying to save document to sharepoint and shows the sharepoint document library. This is a real nuisance which could lead to documents being lost/misfiled if people don't realize that this is happening.  Can anyone help me? Thanks Kevin krd

Adding a custom control to the SharePoint 2010 Team Site Wiki Page Template ( wkpstd.aspx ) programm

Topic This is maybe my last post about the Team Site Wiki Page customization with the aim of exceeding its limitations. This time we are going to customize the unique template ( wkpstd.aspx) by replacing the control that renders the editable content by a custom one. In this post example, we will take advantage of the use of this custom control to render not editable additional contents, for instance, a header and a footer that could be the same for a specific Wiki Page Library. Of course, we are not going to really customize the template, but we are going to use a delegate control to replace the control at runtime. Here are the screen shots of the result: We can see a non editable Header and Footer on the Team Site Wiki Page In edit mode these additional contents are not rendered, but we can add new content as usual And of course, after having saved the page, the new content is rendered wtih the non editable Header and Footer. Steps required   If you look at the Team Site Wiki Page template, wkpstd.aspx, you can see the control that is rendering the editable content/ <SharePoint:EmbeddedFormField ID="WikiField" FieldName="WikiField" ControlMode="Display" runat="server" /> We are first going to create a custom EmbeddedFormField control Then, we are going to use a delegate control to replace the native EmbeddedFor

SharePoint how does it know to use a feature default.aspx deployed instead of site definition defaul

I have created a feature which deploys a custom default.aspx page. The deployed file goes to the template\features{featureName} directory. How does SharePoint know to use this default.aspx page instead of the one that is located in SiteTemplates{Site Def name} directory?dave

SharePoint 2010 team site "Save site as template " not available



I have a newly created site based "Team Site" template. Now I want to export this as a site template and use it as base in my Visual Studio 2010. Now I am not able to see the command "Save site as template " in site settings of that team site. What I am missing here ?

But I get same "Save site as template " when I create a site based on "Blank Site" template.


Sharepoint team site not seeing all AD members


We have a team site and I used an email enabled AD group to provide membership.  This was for student elections, class of 2014.  When the students logged in, some were fine but some called and were getting access denied errors.  When I look at those students portal pages, the team site is not showing on their web part.  If I add them in directly they can get in.

Is there an issue between sharepoint and AD where it doesn't see all the members in an AD group?  This same thing happened when we added students to the portal, some could logon and some could not with access denied.


Activating Publishing Feature for Team Site Template in SharePoint 2010


A new site collection has been created and uses SharePoint 2010 team site template. How can you activate the publishing feature on it?


I have activated the publishing feature at site collection and site level but I still can edit pages etc without requiring check out and approval/publishing. There are probably settings I need to activate on other doc libraries but I wanted to know the best practice for this scenario and how to configure it.



No longer have the ability to move webparts to different zones on the default "team site" template

I noticed today that one of the default site templates that i most widely use in sharepoint 2007 -the "Team Site" template when used in sharepoint 2010 i can no longer move webparts on the main home page from one zone to another from the browser in sharepoint 2010, or specify where they should be when creating them.   I am able to do this if i create a blank site, but that would also involve creating all the neccesary document libraries and  other team site lists.  I suppose as a last resort i could make my own template off of the blank site template that is similar to the team site template. but i am curious as to why this has been setup this way, or if anyone else has noticed this behavior

Ryan Klick

SharePoint 2010 Migration - Site Definition (default.aspx ignored)

We have attached a 2007 content db to a 2010 instance of SharePoint and now...the site is not using the default.aspx that is in the file system.

In fact, I am not sure which default.aspx page it is using.  I had expected that after the migration it would be using the site definition default.aspx and the customMasterpage which is located in the site definition.

I have confirmed via the database that it is using the appropriate site definition (web template and configuration id) however it seems to be using some other default.aspx and it is ignoring the custom master page designation in the onet.xml file.

Any ideas on what is going on here?


moving Team Foundation Server 2010 site to SharePoint 2010 farm.....

What is the best way to move a Team Foundation Server site over to our SharePoint 2010 farm? Can someone please point me to some documentation on how? Thanks,

Set default Page Layout using Feature Stapling in SharePoint Site



I need to create custom SharePoint Feature using Visual Studio to set Default Page Layout for the publishing pages created in publishing site/ sub-sites.

Can you please guide me steps to create the custom feature using Visual Studio and how to deploy the same in the site.


Abhijit Sil

Is there a site page default.master in SharePoint Server 2010??



I inserted a few lines of code on the wkpstd.aspx template to "show" the document library properties on each wiki page within each wiki page library. This is working fine, except that the property Document ID
is showing up on site pages as well.  I checked Moss 2007 and I foumd that there is a bpcf.aspx default page that is used to create a basic page. Is there a separate template or master page for the site pages within 2010 that i can modify?

Any help or suggestion is greatly appreciated. Thanks.


After a new SharePoint 2010 setup with langpack, how to set the default languge of the initial site?


Hi all,

I am new to the SharePoint world, I’ve just installed SharePoint Server 2010 and right after the installation I also installed my local language pack.

When I first connect to the server with a browser I automatically get to the http://servername/_layouts/templatepick.aspx to create my very first site on the server.

The thing is that on this initial page there is no option to select the default language of your very first site it will be English, afterwards of course you can set the Alternate language in site settings.

And because of this, users who want to view the page in their local language, they have to change the display language at the top right user menu the first time they open this first site.

This is only cosmetics I know, but is there a way to set the default language of this very first site you create? Else if you want to give users a site where they get their local language by default you have to create a new site and can not use this initial site.

Thanks for every comments you may have.

Best regards,


Sharepoint default search not working for a site

Hello All,

I am facing an issue in the search of a sharepoint 2007 site whose zone is Internet.
The default sharepoint search is not working. When i crawl the content source I get a warning which says "The specified address was excluded from the index. The crawl rules may have to be modified to include this address. (The item was deleted because it was either not found or the crawler was denied access to it.)".

Please anyone let me know how to do this. This is on our production server.

I appreciate all responses.

Thank You,

Changing the graphics on the home page of a SharePoint site

When you create a site in Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services by using the default Team Site template, the home page includes two default graphics. A Windows SharePoint Services graphic appears in the body of the page, and a picture of a house in a circle appears near the site title. You can change these graphics to customize your site. Changing the smaller graphic requires a Windows SharePoint Services compatible Web page editor

Take a tour of your SharePoint site

What is a SharePoint site for?
A SharePoint site is a Web site that provides a central storage and collaboration space for documents, information, and ideas. A SharePoint site is a tool for collaboration, just like a telephone is a tool for communication, or a meeting is a tool for decision making. A SharePoint site helps groups of people (whether work teams or social groups) share information and work together. For example, a SharePoint site can help you:

Coordinate projects, calendars, and schedules.
Discuss ideas and review documents or proposals.
Share information and keep in touch with other people.

Six easy ways to customize your site using Web Parts in SharePoint

Becoming familiar with Web Part customization techniques gives you a range of page-customization choices. For example, you can customize your site's home page so that it displays the specific information that your team needs. You can rearrange the list items on the home page, add lists, and even change the images on the home page. As you become more familiar with Web Part Page customization techniques, you can build interactive Web Part Pages that makes the data in lists more dynamic and useful, and you can add new Web Parts that provide access to external data and Web services.

SharePoint Tutorial - Team Sites

Team sites are small web sites that are created to store everything about a particular thing. For example a site can be created for a department in an organization like human resources. I site can be created for a particular project. A site can even be created for a meeting. Everything about the thing (department, project, meeting) like documents, lists, calendars, etc. is stored in that site.
ASP.NetWindows Application  .NET Framework  C#  VB.Net  ADO.Net  
Sql Server  SharePoint  Silverlight  Others  All   

Hall of Fame    Twitter   Terms of Service    Privacy Policy    Contact Us    Archives   Tell A Friend