In this article, we will elaborate most of the common situations of
Missing “Save Site As A template” in SharePoint
Before we getting started, you should be aware of
Before you decide to activate the SharePoint Server Publishing feature or Community Site feature for a team site, you should first be aware of the following:
- Once the publishing feature is activated the ‘Save site as a template‘ option will be unavailable below Site Action.
- Deactivate publishing features will not show back the ‘Save site as a template‘ option.
- You’ll not be able to ‘Save site as a template‘ by any means.
- Any workaround on the internet to ‘Save site as a template‘ from Publishing Site or from a site that has ever had publishing features enabled is unsupported and often doesn’t work.