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Inside Microsoft SharePoint 2013 by Mirjam van Olst Scot Hillier Ted Pattison, Andrew Connell, Wictor Wilen, and Kyle Davis

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Chapter 11. SharePoint site provisioning

This chapter focuses on creating templates for sites. We will compare the different types of templates that can be created and discuss their strengths and weaknesses. You will learn about the underlying Microsoft SharePoint site provisioning architecture, in which every new site is created by using a specific site definition. We will examine the role of the GLOBAL site definition and discuss site definitions, web templates and site templates. We will also look at using server-side code to create sites by using site provisioning providers and web provisioning events. Finally, we’ll look at templates for sites hosting SharePoint apps.

You can create a site in SharePoint through the user interface, by using ...

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