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SharePoint 2013

Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2013, SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise

Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

Displays all globally installed site templates that match the given identity.

Get-SPWebTemplate [[-Identity] <SPWebTemplatePipeBind>] [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>] [-CompatibilityLevel <UInt32>]

The Get-SPWebTemplate cmdlet displays all installed site templates that match the full or partial identity that was given.

SharePoint Management Shell


Parameter Required Type Description




Specifies the name of the Web template to display.

The type must be the ID or full or partial name of the Web template.




Manages objects for the purpose of proper disposal. Use of objects, such as SPWeb or SPSite, can use large amounts of memory and use of these objects in Windows PowerShell scripts requires proper memory management. Using the SPAssignment object, you can assign objects to a variable and dispose of the objects after they are needed to free up memory. When SPWeb, SPSite, or SPSiteAdministration objects are used, the objects are automatically disposed of if an assignment collection or the Global parameter is not used.

When the Global parameter is used, all objects are contained in the global store. If objects are not immediately used, or disposed of by using the Stop-SPAssignment command, an out-of-memory scenario can occur.




Specifies the version of templates to use when creating a new SPSite object. This value sets the initial CompatibilityLevel value for the site collection. The values for this parameter can be either SharePoint Server 2010 or SharePoint Server 2013. When this parameter is not specified, the CompatibilityLevel will default to the highest possible version for the Web application depending on the SiteCreationMode setting

--------------EXAMPLE 1-----------------

$template = Get-SPWebTemplate "STS#0"
New-SPSite http://contoso.com -OwnerAlias "DOMAIN\JDOE" -Template $template

This example creates a site collection by using the team site Web template (ID=STS#0).

--------------EXAMPLE 2-----------------

Get-SPWebTemplate "STS*"

This example displays basic information about all the STS templates.

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