SharePoint 2010 OOTB Classifieds free site template

I got asked by a client if we could put together a Classifieds (Selling Stuff) site template for SharePoint 2010 together. What’s the catch? No code or workflows! It had to only use OOTB (Out of the box) SharePoint 2010 features.

So I snapped something together and thought I might as well share it 🙂

This is the deployment guide
This is the WSP solution

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  2. Scott Gerber says:

    This is exactly what I have been looking for! I have followed the deployment guide to the letter but when I try to create a new site based on the solution I get the following error when I click on create:


    The site template requires that the Feature
    {e83897ec7-70fd-4179-a1c4-6fcb4342d7a0] be activated in the site collection.

    Correlation ID: {2f9612ed-680a-4733-b65b-7f9521b2a98d}

    Date and Time: 2/24/2011 9:12:17 AM

    I have activated the solution so am unsure what to do next?

    Any help greatly appreciated.



    • Brad says:

      Hi Scott,

      Try the following command

      Enable-SPFeature –Identity e83897ec7-70fd-4179-a1c4-6fcb4342d7a0 –url http://yoursharepointsite/subsite



      • Joe P says:

        Hey Brad….this was a useful thing I was looking for…I uploaded the solution, was able to activate it, and then when I went to create a site based on it I got the same error, that it needed to be activated. It appears in site collection features as Activated…and our back end admins attempted the Enable-SPFeature on both the id you supplied above, and the one that the error reported, and neither resolved the issue. Still reports that it needs to be activated. They tell me that “and it was enabled by running the PowerShell commands – but both ways, it’s not showing up in the site list, and the .dll’s are not showing up in the assembly. tried recycling the application pools on the front end servers, but still no luck seeing the new site option.”
        Any thoughts? Anything else i can check? I have the related log file as well…


  3. Scott Gerber says:

    Brad –

    Thanks for this but sadly we are new to Powershell and are struggling to get this to work. Is there any chance of using STSADM do this?

    Sorry to be a pain…



    • Brad says:

      I apologise for getting back so late to you I have been away on vacation.

      I think you might be having issues with the powershell command because you are not opening it up from the right area, be sure to use the SharePoint powershell management shell located under Microsoft SharePoint 2010 products on your start menu.

      Otherwise use the STSADM command as you requested.

      stsadm.exe -o activatefeature -id

      or find more info here

  4. Scott Gerber says:

    Thanks for all of your help.

    Much appreciated


  5. Brent says:

    I am getting an error that Feature c88c4ff1-dbf5-4649-ad9f-c6c426ebcbf5 needs to be installed on farm or site. Any help would be greatly apperciated.

  6. Brad says:

    Hi Brent,

    Run the below command.

    stsadm.exe -o activatefeature -id c88c4ff1-dbf5-4649-ad9f-c6c426ebcbf5



  7. Brent says:

    Thanks Brad

    that and adding about a dozen features did the trick

  8. Daniel says:

    any easy way to convert that to WSS 3.0 compatible?

  9. Jim says:

    I tried doing the above fixes but I keep getting the feature with ID xxx is not installed. So how do you install it? Thanks.

  10. DK says:

    Is it possible to deploy this in MOSS 2007?

    Please let me know.

    Thanks in advance

  11. Roberta says:

    This looks great! We would need to modify it, would you consider posting the source to Codeplex?

    • Brad says:

      Hi Roberta, thanks for the great feedback!

      I actually wanted to mod this a little but never had the time to make it just right. Currently it is an OOTB solution, absolutely no code required 🙂

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  13. mheinke says:

    im trying to install this on my sp2010 environment and i keep getting….

    An event receiver has canceled the request.

    Correlation ID: f641f02e-4732-439e-afa6-8e4133ccbba0

    any help would be appreciated. thanks!

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