Free Templates Not Inheriting Characteristics of Parent Site

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  • #34726
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    Andrew Wilson
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    I’ve just set up a new inhouse SharePoint Foundation 2013 server with SQL 2014. I’ve installed both the BrightWork Free Project Templates as per the instructions. I’ve only started experimenting with them, but I’ve noticed some problems immediately when creating a new Project SubSite using either of the templates.
    1. The templates do not inherit the Regional Settings of the subsite it is installed in. I’m in the UK, but the Locale always defaults to English US.
    2. The templates do not inherit all the theme settings of the parent site. The Loho is inherited, but the rest of the site remains in the default colours.
    3. You cannot change the theme foe the newly created Project site. Choosing Site Settings / Change the Look results in an empty white screen.

    #34727
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    Downing Downing
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    Hi Andrew,

    Thanks for reaching out and thanks for giving the BrightWork Free Templates a try! It turns out that all you have described is by design. This is due to the fact that the templates are pre-designed and packaged as a stand alone solution. You can, however, save the newly created sub site as a template and customize the regional settings for future use by utilizing SharePoint’s “Save site as a template” option to staple your changes for future use. More information on this can be found here: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Create-and-use-site-templates-60371b0f-00e0-4c49-a844-34759ebdd989.

    If you’d like more scaling options, we definitely recommend giving the full BrightWork tool a try. You can sign up for a 30 day trial here: https://www.brightwork.com/get-started/project-management-sharepoint-free-trial

    Hope this helps. Please let us know if you have any questions.

    Thanks,
    Michael

    BrightWork Support

    #34728
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    Andrew Wilson
    Participant

    Hi Michael,

    Thanks for the response. I guess that is fair enough for free templates, though since posting my query I’ve discovered that the Structured template does allow you to change the colours on the default theme only, the Lite one doesn’t. Btw, I’ve just re-read my post, sorry for the typo’s!

    #34739
    Profile photo of Michael Downing
    Downing Downing
    Keymaster

    Hi Andrew,

    Glad to hear and no worries. Please reach out if you’ve any other questions.

    Thanks,
    Michael

    BrightWork Support

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