|Reference and advanced topics / Designing places|
You can create a new place template based on a currently configured place. Custom pages are not saved within the new template.
You need to have rights to edit a place to save it as a template.
If you want to create a new place template, you can base one on the tiles included in an existing place you've configured and saved. For example, if you create a group by using the General Collaboration template, but add and delete some tiles to include different information in that group, you can use Save as new template to save the layout of the tiles as a Place Template. Then you can apply that template to other places you create.
A template saves the type, order, and layout of tiles for a place. It does not save the configuration of those tiles. If you've created lists of links using the Helpful Links tile, for example, and saved a template based on that place, places with that template applied will have the Helpful Links tile in the same position. But they will not include the link list you created. This is true even if you later reapply that template to the same group.
To create a template based on an existing place: