Sorry, something went wrong. Sorry, this site can’t be saved as a template. It contains apps that don’t work in templates

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This SharePoint tutorial, we will discuss how to solve Sorry, something went wrong. Sorry, this site can’t be saved as a template. It contains apps that don’t work in templates error in SharePoint Online or SharePoint 2013/2016.

Sorry, this site can’t be saved as a template. It contains apps that don’t work in templates in SharePoint

While working on SharePoint Online, I was trying to save site as a template, but it gave the following 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 names.

Sorry something went wrong Sorry this site cannot be saved as a template
Sorry something went wrong Sorry this site cannot be saved as a template

Remove all the apps from the SharePoint Online site. After saving site as a template you can create a new site using this template and add the Nintex for Office 365 apps back to the SharePoint Online site.

Here are the following steps how to remove these apps from SharePoint Online site:

As I was trying to remove apps using the new look and feel a pop-up appeared the functionality is not available in a new look and feel so revert the page view to classic and complete the task, and it worked.

Sorry, something went wrong. Sorry, this site can't be saved as a template
Sorry, something went wrong. Sorry, this site can’t be saved as a template

Navigate to top level site and click on gear icon then on site content.

You can find Nintex Forms for Office 365 app and move your cursor click on … you can see the below image and then again click on … and then click on remove.

It contains apps that don't work in templates
It contains apps that don’t work in templates

A pop-up comes up if you are sure to remove the Nintex Form for Office 365. You can restore it from recycle bin and also you can add the Nintex app from office.

Sorry, this site can't be saved as a template in SharePoint
Sorry, this site can’t be saved as a template in SharePoint

You can similarly remove all apps like Nintex Workflow for Office 365, SharePointAddIn5Demo, which are restricting to create the template and can follow the steps as discussed to create a SharePoint Site Template in the previous topic.

Below you can see after removing all apps I have tried to create Site Template and was successfully created.

Sorry, something went wrong. Sorry, this site can't be saved as a template. It contains apps that don't work in templates.
Sorry, something went wrong. Sorry, this site can’t be saved as a template. It contains apps that don’t work in templates.

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Hope this SharePoint tutorial helps, how to solve error Sorry, something went wrong. Sorry, this site can’t be saved as a template. It contains apps that don’t work in templates which comes while trying to save site as a template in SharePoint.

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About Bhawana Rathore

Hello Everyone!! I am Bhawana a SharePoint MVP and having about 8+ years of SharePoint experience as well as in .Net technologies . I have worked in all the versions of SharePoint from wss to Office 365. I have good exposure in Customization and Migration using Nintex, Metalogix tools . Now exploring more in SharePoint 2016 :) Hope here I can contribute and share my knowledge to the fullest. As I believe "There is no wealth like knowledge, and no poverty like ignorance"

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