Sorry this site can not be saved as a template. It contains apps that do not work in templates

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>

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The issue was that I added a 3rd party SharePoint Apps from the App Store. 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 affected app or apps from the site 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.

This is not a proper solution but a workaround.


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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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