Easy-to-follow video tutorials help you learn software, creative, and business skills.Become a member

Using site templates

From: SharePoint 2010 Essential Training

Video: Using site templates

So far we've been working with team sites, document workspaces, meeting workspaces. all great sites and all available in SharePoint Foundation, the free version of SharePoint. Now, if you have SharePoint Server, you will have even more site templates and if you have SharePoint Server Enterprise, you have even more than that. Let's take a look. Well, as ever, we can create a site from the Site Actions > New Site menu and if you have the Silverlight plug-in installed, you'll see this version. Otherwise you'll see a fairly normal web page. These sites can be filtered to make them a bit more readable.

Using site templates

So far we've been working with team sites, document workspaces, meeting workspaces. all great sites and all available in SharePoint Foundation, the free version of SharePoint. Now, if you have SharePoint Server, you will have even more site templates and if you have SharePoint Server Enterprise, you have even more than that. Let's take a look. Well, as ever, we can create a site from the Site Actions > New Site menu and if you have the Silverlight plug-in installed, you'll see this version. Otherwise you'll see a fairly normal web page. These sites can be filtered to make them a bit more readable.

We can start breaking down by the sites that deal with, it calls Collaboration, such as the Team Site, the Document Workspace, and the Group Work Site. Sites related to meetings. The five Meeting Workspaces are very, very similar to each other. There is a section called Web Databases. This uses the Access Services feature of SharePoint Server Enterprise. These are really five websites based on Access databases. We will go into those a little deeper later on. You can see sites organized around different aspects of search, sites organized around what it calls data, which is the record center which we will talk about also.

So there are quite a few things. Again, yours might look different from mine based on the license that you have and what your administrator may have activated or deactivated. But it's important to know that not everything is visible here. There are some site templates that can only be created as a top level site in a new site collection, which means as far as we are concerned some sites can only be created from within SharePoint Central Administration, the admin website for managing your SharePoint file. That's something you may or may not have access to.

I am going to switch over to a SharePoint Central Administration page and I am going to hit my Create site collection option. This is very similar to the information that you give SharePoint when you are creating a new site, in that you are giving it a title, a URL, and selecting from the template list. And indeed, in the template list, I am seeing all the regular sites that I would expect. The Team Site, the Blank Site, the Document Workspace. I have got my five kinds of Meeting Workspace.

However, if I jump over to Publishing, I see a Publishing Portal and an Enterprise Wiki. Both of which can only be created as a top-level site in a new site collection. A Publishing Portal, as it says down here in the notes, is intended for either a public Internet site or perhaps a large intranet portal where you are intending most people would not be contributors to this. Most people are just consuming content. The Enterprise Wiki, if you are really kind of creating your own version of Wikipedia within your organization, this is the way to do it. In the Enterprise tab, you will see the Business Intelligence Center, and the PowerPoint Broadcast Site both of which can be created only as a top-level site in a new site collection.

Now, these are all fairly big sites. Sites with a bigger scope than just being a team site or a Document Workspace, and I am going to cover them all in their own sections. The thing is these sites are still created, like any SharePoint site, by collection of lists and libraries. That doesn't stop just because it's an advanced site only available in SharePoint Enterprise, for example. So I am going to create one of these. I am going to create a Publishing Portal. I will give it the name of the Two Trees Internet, because we could change that later.

Again, because I am creating this as a top level site in a new site collection, I get a bit more of a choice of URLs. I am going to pick this one at sites/internet. I do have to name myself or someone else as the site collection administrator. Again, you may or may not have access to this window but it's useful to know what your administrators have to do to create a new site collection. The differences between your site is all about the focus of the site, the intention of the site. They still have the same mentality that you would have explored when you just worked with the team site.

So that site collection where the new top-level site has been created and I am going to open it up. Now, in fact, this site, which is the Publishing Portal, is really a bit of a lie to just call it one site. In fact, it's several sites in one. How do I know? Well, the same as looking at any SharePoint site, I can figure out what this site is made of by going to my Site Actions menu, and finding my View All Site Content link. I can bypass all the other extra options, and I can see that I have quite a few document libraries here, three lists, and below it I have got two other sites, or sites and workspaces.

I have got a site called Press Releases, which is a little bit bland. I am going back one. I have got another site called Search. So it looks like by creating this one Publishing Portal, I actually got three sites in one site collection, and that is exactly what happened. But as you can see, the site is still made of the good old lists and libraries. What we are going to explore a little bit later is what is the difference then between this site and the site I could get in the free version of SharePoint? Because it's something that's actually going on under the hood and it's something that's responsible for my Site Actions menu having a few more options than it would have done on a team site.

It's called the Publishing feature, and in essence, that's the real difference between sites created in SharePoint Foundation and sites created in SharePoint Server. Not that the sites themselves are drastically different, but when you go to SharePoint Server, you have new features available to you and the sites available as templates use those features, and we are going to start exploring those features one-by-one.

Show transcript

This video is part of

Image for SharePoint 2010 Essential Training
SharePoint 2010 Essential Training

70 video lessons · 50680 viewers

Simon Allardice
Author

 
Expand all | Collapse all
  1. 1m 16s
    1. Welcome
      1m 16s
  2. 16m 34s
    1. What is SharePoint?
      8m 9s
    2. SharePoint roles
      2m 5s
    3. Accessing SharePoint
      4m 48s
    4. The SharePoint product line
      1m 32s
  3. 44m 55s
    1. What is a team site?
      2m 43s
    2. Navigating a team site
      9m 41s
    3. Using team site lists and libraries
      11m 38s
    4. Editing the home page
      9m 31s
    5. Adding a Web Part
      6m 19s
    6. Deleting a Web Part
      5m 3s
  4. 10m 53s
    1. What is a Document Workspace?
      4m 2s
    2. Creating a Document Workspace
      4m 3s
    3. Deleting a Document Workspace
      2m 48s
  5. 6m 3s
    1. What is a Meeting Workspace?
      2m 7s
    2. Creating a Meeting Workspace
      2m 40s
    3. Deleting a Meeting Workspace
      1m 16s
  6. 36m 3s
    1. Exploring the available lists
      5m 30s
    2. Creating a custom list
      8m 44s
    3. Creating a custom view
      6m 43s
    4. Working with libraries
      6m 18s
    5. Using versioning and Check In/Check Out
      8m 48s
  7. 45m 55s
    1. SharePoint and Word
      6m 6s
    2. SharePoint and Outlook
      7m 38s
    3. SharePoint and Excel
      3m 54s
    4. SharePoint and Access
      2m 58s
    5. SharePoint and InfoPath
      11m 42s
    6. SharePoint and PowerPoint
      3m 46s
    7. SharePoint and Visio
      6m 20s
    8. Using SharePoint Workspace
      3m 31s
  8. 32m 8s
    1. What is a site collection?
      3m 56s
    2. Creating a site collection
      6m 35s
    3. Creating a new site
      6m 29s
    4. Customizing a site
      7m 47s
    5. Creating a site template
      7m 21s
  9. 13m 53s
    1. Understanding permissions
      3m 33s
    2. Adding a user to a site
      5m 14s
    3. Deleting a user from a site
      1m 39s
    4. Creating a new security group
      3m 27s
  10. 31m 54s
    1. Using out-of-the-box workflows
      11m 1s
    2. Creating your own workflows with SharePoint Designer
      15m 20s
    3. Creating your own workflows with Visio
      5m 33s
  11. 40m 36s
    1. Using site templates
      5m 49s
    2. Using the web content management features
      10m 40s
    3. Using master pages
      3m 37s
    4. Creating an Enterprise Wiki
      7m 14s
    5. Sharing an Access database with Access Services
      7m 19s
    6. Working with rich media
      5m 57s
  12. 53m 9s
    1. Managing documents and records
      3m 0s
    2. What are content types?
      4m 22s
    3. Creating a content type
      11m 30s
    4. What are document sets?
      2m 12s
    5. Creating document sets
      7m 49s
    6. Creating a Document Center
      4m 37s
    7. Creating a Record Center
      8m 25s
    8. Defining information management policy
      11m 14s
  13. 15m 42s
    1. Using personal and social features
      7m 28s
    2. Creating a SharePoint blog
      2m 48s
    3. Personalizing SharePoint with tags and notes
      5m 26s
  14. 21m 22s
    1. Searching in SharePoint
      4m 26s
    2. Creating a Search Center
      8m 4s
    3. Customizing Search with keywords
      3m 30s
    4. Customizing Search with scopes
      5m 22s
  15. 47m 18s
    1. Using Excel Services
      10m 12s
    2. Creating a Business Intelligence Center
      3m 5s
    3. Using PerformancePoint Services
      12m 3s
    4. Using status indicators
      8m 10s
    5. Using the Chart Web Parts
      6m 33s
    6. Using Business Connectivity Services (BCS)
      7m 15s
  16. 1m 3s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 3s

Start learning today

Get unlimited access to all courses for just $25/month.

Become a member
Sometimes @lynda teaches me how to use a program and sometimes Lynda.com changes my life forever. @JosefShutter
@lynda lynda.com is an absolute life saver when it comes to learning todays software. Definitely recommend it! #higherlearning @Michael_Caraway
@lynda The best thing online! Your database of courses is great! To the mark and very helpful. Thanks! @ru22more
Got to create something yesterday I never thought I could do. #thanks @lynda @Ngventurella
I really do love @lynda as a learning platform. Never stop learning and developing, it’s probably our greatest gift as a species! @soundslikedavid
@lynda just subscribed to lynda.com all I can say its brilliant join now trust me @ButchSamurai
@lynda is an awesome resource. The membership is priceless if you take advantage of it. @diabetic_techie
One of the best decision I made this year. Buy a 1yr subscription to @lynda @cybercaptive
guys lynda.com (@lynda) is the best. So far I’ve learned Java, principles of OO programming, and now learning about MS project @lucasmitchell
Signed back up to @lynda dot com. I’ve missed it!! Proper geeking out right now! #timetolearn #geek @JayGodbold
Share a link to this course

What are exercise files?

Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course. Save time by downloading the author's files instead of setting up your own files, and learn by following along with the instructor.

Can I take this course without the exercise files?

Yes! If you decide you would like the exercise files later, you can upgrade to a premium account any time.

Become a member Download sample files See plans and pricing

Please wait... please wait ...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.


Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ .

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.


Mark all as unwatched Cancel

Congratulations

You have completed SharePoint 2010 Essential Training.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


OK
Become a member to add this course to a playlist

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member ?

Become a member to like this course.

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses.

Get started

Already a member?

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

The classic layout automatically defaults to the latest Flash Player.

To choose a different player, hold the cursor over your name at the top right of any lynda.com page and choose Site preferences from the dropdown menu.

Continue to classic layout Stay on new layout
Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

Learn more, save more. Upgrade today!

Get our Annual Premium Membership at our best savings yet.

Upgrade to our Annual Premium Membership today and get even more value from your lynda.com subscription:

“In a way, I feel like you are rooting for me. Like you are really invested in my experience, and want me to get as much out of these courses as possible this is the best place to start on your journey to learning new material.”— Nadine H.

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.