How to Make and Use SharePoint Templates

In this SharePoint Training video, our focus will be on SharePoint templates, encompassing various aspects such as site, page, news post, and list templates. We’ll explore the versatility and functionality of these templates, demonstrating how they can significantly enhance your SharePoint experience.

As an added bonus, we’ll delve into an advanced method towards the end of the video. You’ll gain valuable insights into creating customized site templates through PowerShell, allowing you to tailor SharePoint to your specific needs and preferences.


Download the SharePoint Online Management Shell:

How to make list templates:

More JSON Code:

PowerShell commands:

1) Connect to SPOService

Connect-SPOService -url

2) Paste JSON code

$site = '


  "$schema": "",

  "actions": [


      "verb": "applyTheme",

      "themeName": "Contoso Theme"



      "verb": "createSPList",

      "listName": "Documents",

      "templateType": 101



      "verb": "addNavLink",

      "displayName": "Custom Link",

      "url": ""



  "version": 1



3) Add SiteScript

Add-SPOSiteScript -Title "Template Name" -Content $site

4) Add SiteDesign

Add-SPOSiteDesign -Title "Template Name" -WebTemplate "64" -SiteScripts "site-script-id"

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