SharePoint Online: How to Create a Site Design from an Existing Site using PowerShell?
How to Create a Site Design from an existing site in SharePoint Online?
With the Get-SPOSiteScriptFromWeb cmdlet, we can create a site design from an existing site collection and then use the site design to create new instances of the site. The cmdlet is a new feature addition to SharePoint Online! It extracts the site schema from a given site and can be used to create copies of any existing site structure. Here are the basic syntax and examples:
Get-SPOSiteScriptFromWeb -WebUrl $siteUrl -IncludeTheming -IncludeBranding -IncludeSiteExternalSharingCapability -IncludeRegionalSettings -IncludeLists $RelativeListUrls
Get-SPOSiteScriptFromWeb -WebURL https://crescent.sharepoint.com/sites/marketing -IncludeBranding -IncludeTheme -IncludeRegionalSettings -IncludeSiteExternalSharingCapability -IncludedLists (“Lists/work”,”Shared%20Documents”)
Create Site Design from an Existing site using PowerShell
Before using this cmdlet, make sure you have the updated SharePoint Online PowerShell module installed: How to Update SharePoint Online PowerShell Module?
#Define Parameters $AdminCenterURL = "https://crescent-admin.sharepoint.com" $SiteURL = "https://crescent.sharepoint.com" #Connect to SharePoint Online Connect-SPOService -Url $AdminCenterURL -credential (Get-Credential) #Get the site schema $SiteSchema = Get-SPOSiteScriptFromWeb -WebURL $SiteURL -IncludeBranding -IncludeTheme -IncludeRegionalSettings -IncludeSiteExternalSharingCapability -IncludedLists ("Lists/Events","Shared%20Documents") #Add site schema as Site Script $SiteScript = Add-SPOSiteScript -Title "Crescent Site Template v1" -Content $SiteSchema #Create a Site Design for Team Site template $SiteDesign = Add-SPOSiteDesign -Title "Crescent Site Template v1" -WebTemplate 64 -SiteScripts $SiteScript.Id
To get a list of web template IDs, refer: Get SharePoint Online Web Template IDs
Once the site template is created, You can create a new site collection based on the site design you created:
So, you can apply the site design after creating a new site. Click on Settings hear >> Apply site template >> From your organization.
7 thoughts on “SharePoint Online: How to Create a Site Design from an Existing Site using PowerShell?”
I am getting a file not found error
That’s because: I’ve included “Events” list as part of “IncludedLists” parameter. You may not have the “Events” list in your site! So remove that list from the parameter value.
I am not able to see the site design dropdown in my case . The script ran successfully. But I am not able to find it on SP Admin center or on Subsite creation.
Now, It’s moved under “Apply a Site Template” >> “From your organization” section of site collections.
Hello, this is fantastic. Can this work for a subsite?
No It Doesnt
Thanks for the update