For some reason I can never remember these all so I’m posting here more for my reference than yours but hopefully it will help someone else out.

STS#0 Team Site WSS
STS#1 Blank Site WSS
STS#2 Document Workspace WSS
MPS#0 Basic Meeting Workspace WSS
MPS#1 Blank Meeting Workspace WSS
MPS#2 Decision Meeting Workspace WSS
MPS#3 Social Meeting Workspace WSS
MPS#4 Multipage Meeting Workspace WSS
CENTRALADMIN#0 Central Admin Site WSS
WIKI#0 Wiki Site WSS
BLOG#0 Blog WSS
BDR#0 Document Center MOSS
OFFILE#1 Records Center MOSS
OSRV#0 Shared Services Administration Site MOSS
SPS#0 SharePoint Portal Server Site MOSS
SPSPERS#0 SharePoint Portal Server Personal Space MOSS
SPSMSITE#0 Personalization Site MOSS
SPSMSITE#0 Contents area Template MOSS
SPSTOPIC#0 Topic area template MOSS
SPSNEWS#0 News Site MOSS
CMSPUBLISHING#0 Publishing Site MOSS
BLANKINTERNET#0 Publishing Site MOSS
BLANKINTERNET#1 Press Releases Site MOSS
BLANKINTERNET#2 Publishing Site with Workflow MOSS
SPSNHOME#0 News Site MOSS
SPSSITES#0 Site Directory MOSS
SPSCOMMU#0 Community area template MOSS
SPSREPORTCENTER#0 Report Center MOSS
SPSPORTAL#0 Collaboration Portal MOSS
SRCHCEN#0 Search Center with Tabs MOSS
PROFILES#0 Profiles MOSS
BLANKINTERNETCONTAINER#0 Publishing Portal MOSS
SPSMSITEHOST#0 My Site Host MOSS
SRCHCENTERLITE#0 Search Center MOSS

 

So, you may be asking…(for example), where the hell did I get STS#0 from?  The answer is pretty easy…

STS = Site Template Name

#0 = Site Template Configuration number.

If you go to your SharePoint 12 hive (C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12) and look at the template folder (C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\TEMPLATE\1033\XML) you’ll see a list of XML files which tell SharePoint what templates are available to it.  Crack open WEBTEMP.XML and take a look and you’ll see all the WSS templates that are available to you.

Here is a snippet of the XML that tells SharePoint about team sites and its various configurations..

<Template Name="STS" ID="1">
    <Configuration ID="0" Title="Team Site" Hidden="FALSE" ImageUrl="/_layouts/images/stsprev.png" 
	Description="A site for teams to quickly organize, author, and share information. It provides a document library, and lists for managing announcements, calendar items, tasks, and discussions." 
	DisplayCategory="Collaboration" >    
    </Configuration>
    <Configuration ID="1" Title="Blank Site" Hidden="FALSE" ImageUrl="/_layouts/images/blankprev.png" 
	Description="A blank site for you to customize based on your requirements."
	DisplayCategory="Collaboration" 
	AllowGlobalFeatureAssociations="False" >    
    </Configuration>
    <Configuration ID="2" Title="Document Workspace" Hidden="FALSE" ImageUrl="/_layouts/images/dwsprev.png" 
	Description="A site for colleagues to work together on a document. It provides a document library for storing the primary document and supporting files, a tasks list for assigning to-do items, and a links list for resources related to the document." 
	DisplayCategory="Collaboration" >    
    </Configuration>
 </Template>

Now if you check back to my list above, I’m sure you can see now how you get STS#0, STS#1 and STS#2.

 

*** I’ll try and do a SharePoint 2010 comparison to this list above pretty soon.


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