Sorry this site can not be saved as a template. It contains apps that do not work in templates error in SharePoint 2013/2016

Sorry this site can not be saved as a template

In this post, we will discuss how to resolve an issue which comes while trying to Save Site as Template in SharePoint 2016. Recently when I was trying to save the site a template I got the below error:

Sorry, something went wrong.


Sorry, this site can’t be saved as a template. It contains apps that don’t work in templates: <App name>

Sorry this site can not be saved as a template
Sorry this site can not be saved as a template

The error was coming while trying to Save site as a template in SharePoint 2013/2016, because there were two SharePoint hosted add-ins or apps are deployed to the SharePoint site. This issue actually comes when you have apps, that can not be saved as a part of the site template.

For a workaround, you can remove the apps or add-in from the site collection and then save the site as a template.

Once you have Saved the template, after that you can re-add the apps to the site in SharePoint 2013/2016.


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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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