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Unable to see all site templates category in Template Selection while creating sub site in SharePoint 2013

Unable to see all site templates category in Template Selection while creating sub site in SharePoint 2013

This SharePoint customization tutorial helps to solve one issue which comes when we are trying to create a subsite under a subsite in SharePoint 2013. While working on a migration project, we saw whenever we try to create a subsite under a particular subsite we were not able to see all the available templates in the Template Selection section.

The site templates were missing while creating nested subsites in SharePoint 2013 site. Only we were able to see the Publishing tab in it which looks like below:

Unable to see all site templates category in Template Selection while creating sub site in SharePoint 2013
Unable to see all site templates category in Template Selection while creating subsite in SharePoint 2013

Solution to site templates missing in SharePoint 2013 Subsite

In our case, we were trying to create a subsite under a particular subsite in SharePoint 2013. We follow the below approach to solve the issue.

Open that particular SharePoint 2013 site settings page. Click on “Page layouts and site templates” under the “Look and Feel” section. Then select “Subsites can use any site template” under “Subsite Templates” as shown in the fig below:

Unable to see all site templates category in Template Selection while creating sub site in SharePoint 2016
Unable to see all site templates category in Template Selection while creating sub site in SharePoint 2016

Click Save and after that, you will be able to see all the templates like below:

Unable to see all site templates category in Template Selection while creating sub site in SharePoint 2013
Unable to see all site templates category in Template Selection while creating sub site in SharePoint 2013

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Hope this will be helpful to display all site templates while creating site in SharePoint 2013.

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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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