I just found and fixed the following 2 bugs:
when you save a site as a template in SharePoint 2013/Online
- Bug 1° the link to the notebook doesn’t work
- Bug 2° the composed look doesn’t work
I will show you how to fix them. Let’s start…
Bug 1 : Broken Link to Notebook
Let’s start for the begining : I have 2 site collections
https://shareql.sharepoint.com/sites/FirstSiteCol where I create a site, I save it as a template and I reuse the template in a second site collection: https://shareql.sharepoint.com/sites/SecondSiteCol
Create a basic team site
Save the site as a template and keep the content (If you don’t keep it the One Note Notebook won’t be recreated when you create a new site from this template).
Now go to the the other site collection, import the template, activate it and create a new site from this template : when you click on the Notebook link :
you get this:
If you go to Site Settings-Quick Launch
and if you select the associated url:
You will quiclky notice that the url passed to the wopi server (Office Web Access) is wrong and is still pointing to the previous site collection
So you need to change it; how ?
Go to Site Content and display you Site Asset library : then click on the notebook
Grab the new Url :
and paste it in the quick launch.
Bug 2. Composed Look doesn’t work
You get only one theme (and sometimes nothing)
To understand and to fix that go to Site Settings – Composed looks :
and you get an empty list of theme:
The list is actually empty because the links are broken; to visualize them, create a new datasheet view…and miracle !
The links are still pointing to the previous site collection;
Fix them up :
For instance, let’s fix the Orange theme
Save it and change the look : the Orange theme shows up