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Workaround: The “Save site as template” action is not supported on this site

By Stefan Feenstra   /     Nov 26, 2013  /     Office 365, SharePoint 2013  /     ,

In SharePoint 2013 when you try to save a publishing site as sitetemplate you get the following error message “The “Save site as template” action is not supported on this site.”. When you try the same with a teamsite everything goes fine (Publishing features not activated).

Workaround for publishing sites:

  1. Open the site in SharePoint designer.
  2. Click on Site Options

  3. Change the “SaveSiteAsTemplateEnabled” property from ‘false’ to ‘true’

  4. Try again to save the site as a sitetemplate. The option is still not available on the sitesettings page but you can browse to: https://[URL TO SUBSITE]/_layouts/savetmpl.aspx



  1. Sandeep Parandekar Says: 22-07-2014 06:13

    Very helpful post… Thanks a lot for same

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