SP 2010 Disabling site Publishing Feature = Fail

14 06 2012

So here I am, trying to figure out how to create a page template. Of course SharePoint doesn’t like you to save things as templates if you have the publishing feature turned on ( i knew why, but the momentary laps in judgement due to my add, made me forget). So what do I do? Like a total noob, i go and disable publshing feature.
No Suup forrr JU! – soup nazi.
Errors all over the place. So naturally I said oops and tried to re enable it. It doesn’t scream at me.
But alas, the New Page Button is gone from the site actions menu.
Minor inconvenience i guess…but no it isn’t. There is more. I navigate to the Pages library to confirm its still there and it is. So i decide to create a new page and it does. But when i try to check it in i get:
-Invalid SPListItem. The SPListItem provided is not compatible with a Publishing Page.- And a bunch of red /.

Panic starts to set it.

But then I remembered something Yoda once said. Ok there are many things Yoda said that apply here, but none rang more true than:

May the Force be with you.

Powershell is a life saver. I did a quick search on syntax and ran these very commands:

PS C:\Users\spfarmadmin>Disable-spfeature Publishing -url http://yoursite/subsite -force

PS C:\Users\spfarmadmin> Enable-spfeature Publishing -url http://yoursite/subsite -force

 

Everything is back to normal. New Page button is back.

Now if i can only -force myself to stop doing stupid things in SharePoint, I would be set.

But then you guys wouldn’t have anything to read about.

Allrightythen.

Peace

Nando

 

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Sharepoint 2010.

16 01 2010

Its old news by now, but its out. I have it and the Dojo will be updating on everything the Dojo does with it. So far, my plan is to install it on my smoking hot Studio 16 Laptop with Win7 pro on it. My current intranet (vortex) will soon feel the wrath of 2k10. Stay tuned.