[Solution] Save Site as Template option missing under Site Action Section in Site Settings menu in SharePoint 2010/2013/2016/Online


This SharePoint customization tutorial explains, how to solve save site as template missing SharePoint issue in SharePoint 2010/2013/2016/Online.


Suppose you want to save Site as a Template in SharePoint 2010/2013, and you did find the Save Site as a Template option under Site Settings in SharePoint 2010 like below.

Check the fig below the Save Site as Template is not coming under Site Actions Settings.

save site as template sharepoint online missing
save site as template sharepoint online missing

To bring the Save Site as Template option under Site Actions Settings we need to deactivate one feature:
– SharePoint Server Publishing

save site as template option missing in sharepoint 2010/2013/2016
save site as template option missing in sharepoint 2010/2013/2016

To deactivate the above one feature follow the below steps:
Go to Site Actions -> Site Settings

This will open the Site Settings page. From the Site Settings page goes to the Site Actions section and click on Manage Site Features.

This will open the list of features, Search for  the feature and then click on deactivate like below:

save site as template missing sharepoint
save site as template missing sharepoint

Once the feature deactivated, the Save site as template option will appear like below:

save site as template option missing in sharepoint 2010/2013
save site as template option missing in sharepoint 2010/2013

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Hope this SharePoint tutorial helps to solve Save site as template missing issue in SharePoint 2013/2016/2010 or SharePoint Online.

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About Navneet Singh

I am Navneet Singh, Working at C3it software solutions pvt. ltd. in Pune. My core skills are SharePoint 2013, Office 365, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint Designer, SharePoint Designer Workflow, Nintex Workflow, Infopath, Webpart, CSOM/SSOM, Power-shell, C#, ASP.NET and SQL Server.

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