Save site as template SharePoint online missing solution

save site as template sharepoint online missing solution

This SharePoint Online tutorial explains, how to resolve to save site as a template or save the list as template missing issue in SharePoint Online Office 365. Sometime if you will go to the Site Settings page, you do not see the Save Site as template option, similarly, if you will go to any list or library you also will not find Save list as a template also in your SharePoint Online site.

We will discuss how to enable Save site as template option in SharePoint Online Office 365.


You can read an article on Save site as template in SharePoint 2013/2016/Online.

In those case, you can check out a few things:

  • If it is a publishing site or publishing feature has been activated in a site, then you will not get those opens in the settings pages. If SharePoint Server Publishing feature is enabled, it disables the ability to save the site as a template.
  • In the other case if it is a team site in your SharePoint online then you can follow the below step which will solve the issue (in my case it did).

Go to your SharePoint Online Admin center and then click on settings link like below:

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

Then navigate to Custom Script section, and there enable below things:

  • Allow users to run a custom script on personal sites
  • Allow users to run a custom script on self-service created sites
save site as template sharepoint online missing solution
save site as template SharePoint online missing solution

Then wait for 24 hours, this is really really important. After that, you can see Save site as template option.

save site as template sharepoint online missing solution
save site as template SharePoint online missing solution

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About Bijay Kumar

I am Bijay from Odisha, India. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies in Bangalore, India. I am Microsoft Office Servers and Services (SharePoint) MVP (5 times). I works in SharePoint 2016/2013/2010, SharePoint Online Office 365 etc. Check out My MVP Profile.. I also run popular SharePoint web site SharePointSky.com

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