New Site Templates in SharePoint 2013

Posted: November 7, 2014 in SharePoint2013

Introduction

SharePoint 2013 offers a vast variety of out-of-the-box site templates. One of the success factors of your SharePoint deployment is choosing the most suitable site template that meets your business needs.

Apart from all the site templates included with SharePoint 2010, SharePoint Server 2013 has some new site templates.  A number of site templates are available in SharePoint 2013. Site templates are grouped into categories such as Collaboration, Enterprise, and Publishing.

Apart from all the site templates included with SharePoint 2010, SharePoint Server 2013 has some new site templates.

Title Description
App Template A base template for app development. It provides
the minimal set of features needed for an app.
App Catalog Site A site for sharing apps for SharePoint and Office
Developer Site A site for developers to build, test and publish
apps for Office.
Academic Library The Academic Library template provides a rich
view and consumption experience for published
content and management. Authors populate
metadata and apply rules at the time of
publishing, such as description, licensing,
and optional rights management.
(IRM). Visitors of the site can search or browse
published titles and add authorized selections
to their collection to consume, subject to the
rights and rules applied by the author.
The site provides an IRM-capable document
library, a publishing mechanism for authors
to publish documents, detailed views for
each document, a check-out mechanism,
and related search capabilities.
eDiscovery Center A site to manage the preservation, search,
and export of content for legal matters
and investigations.
eDiscovery Case This template creates an eDiscovery case.
Users create locations where they can
preserve or export data.
Storage And Social SharePoint Portal Server Personal Space This web template defines a minimal
Personal Space with both Social and
Storage features for an individual
participating on a SharePoint Portal.
Storage Only SharePoint Portal Server Personal Space This web template defines a minimal
Personal Space with Storage features for
an individual participating on a
SharePoint Portal.
Project Site A site for managing and collaborating
on a project.
This site template brings all status,
communication, and artifacts relevant to
the project into one place.
Product Catalog A site for managing product catalog data
which can be published to  an internet-facing
site through search. The product catalog
can be configured.
to support product variants and multilingual
product properties. The site includes admin
pages for managing faceted navigation for
products.
Community Site A place where community members discuss
topics of common interest. Members can
browse and discover relevant content
by exploring categories, sorting discussions
by popularity or by viewing only posts
that have a best reply. Members gain
reputation points by participating in the
community, such as starting discussions
and replying to them, liking posts and
specifying best replies.
Community Portal A site for discovering communities.
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