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Create SharePoint Site Programmatically - Site Template Reverting to Blank

Posted on 2011-03-11
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Hi

I am programmatically trying to create a new site and apply the "Team Site" template.

If you do this through the SharePoint UI, the site is created with various lists in the template. However if I run the code sample below, a blank site is created - no lists, tasks etc.

It seems that the template is not being applied or I am specifying it incorrectly.

using (SPSite siteCollection = new SPSite("http://server/"))
{
   SPWebTemplateCollection templates = siteCollection.GetWebTemplates(1033);
   SPWebTemplate template = templates["STS#1"]; //Team Site

   using (SPWeb web = siteCollection.OpenWeb())
   {
      SPWeb newWeb = web.Webs.Add("TeamSite1", "This is a team site", "", 1033, template, false, false);
   }
}

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Further code samples can be seen on MSDN.

Any help is much appreciated.
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I tried the following whcih worked for me:

SPWebApplication webApp = SPWebApplication.Lookup(new Uri("http://server/));
SPSiteCollection sites = webApp.Sites;
SPSite Site = null;
Site = sites.Add("TeamSite1", "This is a teamsite","Description of the site", 1033, "STS#0"<br/>
               , "ownerLogin","ownerName", "ownerEmail");

A couple of differences. I'm creating the site at the site collection level. and I'm using adiffernt template name.

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