Creating and exporting a design package

Design packages in SharePoint 2013 allow us to package our customized branding from one SharePoint site and apply it to another. Design packages can include:

  • Device channels
  • Design files stored in _catalogs/masterpage/
  • Master pages
  • Display templates
  • Page layouts

When a design package is created, it will only include the preceding elements that were customized or added. It will not include the items that come by default with SharePoint. In this recipe, we will cover how to create a design package from a site that is already customized.

How to do it...

Follow these steps to create and export a design package:

  1. Navigate to the site in your preferred web browser.
  2. Select Site settings from the Settings menu.
  3. Select Design ...

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