A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013

A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013
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Saturday, September 3, 2005

How can I hide "Issues" List Template from users?

Q: I want to hide "Issues" List Template from users. Is it possible?

When you click "Create" link in the navigation bar at the top you are shown templates for different lists including document and form libraries, contact, issues, tasks, events lists. Yes, you can hide a template by modifying the ONET.XML file. To hide the "Issues" list, follow these steps:

1. Go to this location:
C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft Sharedweb server extensions60TEMPLATE1033STSXML
2. Open ONET.xml file for editing and please back up the original file before making any changes.
3. You will find list definitions for different lists inside tag. Simply comment out the list definition that you don't want to appear in the CREATE page. Use tags to comment out the line. For example, the following line will hide the "Issues" list template on the CREATE page:
4. Save the file and Restart IIS.
5. Remove tags to uncomment the line and make the list visible again.

Caution: If you remove a list template from the ONET file, your existing lists based on that template will also cease to work.