Sharepoint Site Create Version 1

This handler makes a SOAP call (using Savon) to the SharePoint Web Services to create a new site under the given homepage url. After configuring Savon to work with the given account credentials (make sure that the account has permission to create a site), the Site Template value is modified so SharePoint will recognize it. The inputted information is then passed to SharePoint via a SOAP call, where the Site is created with the given url appended to the homepage url. The newly created Site will not appear in the quick launch or top link bar of the parent website, so it will be needed to manually added before it shows up there. Any errors that occur during this process will be caught and re-raised by the handler. Authentication is done through SSL, so the SharePoint site being accessed needs to be setup to allow SSL connections.

  • Make sure the SharePoint Web Services database is turned on.

How to Obtain the Homepage URL Info Value

To find the homepage url, all you have to do is look at the URL of any page on the SharePoint site. The url that should be inputted should contain both the base url (the top-most site in the collection) and the sub-site that you are on. For example, given the following URL: The base site is "", the sub-site is "development" and the 'HomePage URL' task info values should be set to:


Name Description
Title The title of the new Site.
URL The URL that will identify the new site. This new URL will be appended to the homepage URL, so the final URL will have the form of http://homepage_url/new_sites_url.
Description A description of the new Site.
Site Template The site template that will be used for the new Site.

Sample Configuration

Name Description
Title Testing Handler
URL testinghandler
Description This Site was created from a handler
Site Template Blank Site


This handler does not return any results.


SharepointSiteCreate_V1 (2013-10-08)

  • Initial version. See README for details.

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