How to add a STP template to an existing SharePoint site

This is a fairly easy process depending on where you are intending to add the template. These type of templates are called ‘Site Admin Templates’.The template is going to be part of an existing site collection take the following steps in the existing SharePoint site.

  1. Open the ‘Site Actions’
  2. Click ‘Site Settings’
  3. Click ‘Site Templates’ listed under the ‘Galleries’ section
  4. Click ‘Upload’
  5. Click ‘Browse…’ to select your local STP file
  6. Select ‘Open’
  7. Click ‘OK’
  8. Fill our the relevant information for the Name, Title, and Description (only Name field is required)
  9. Click ‘OK’

Once this is complete you can use the template for your new sub-sites with the existing SharePoint sites. The will be listed under the ‘Custom’ tab of the ‘Template Selection’ in the ‘New SharePoint Site’ page. You can find a great selection of Microsoft templates here Application Templates for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.

-Javi

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