How to get to the old-fashioned create.aspx page in SharePoint 2010


There may be a time when you need to bypass the fancy shmancy Silverlight create.aspx modal dialog. “Why would I ever want to do that?” you ask? Well, I’ll give you an example:

Perhaps you need to inspect the DOM elements of your custom site template to get its unique ID so that you can create sites based on that template via the SharePoint Web Services in an InfoPath form.

That’s what I needed to do…

Anyways, to get to the old-fashioned create.aspx page, simply type the following:

http://sharepointserverurl/_layouts/create.aspx?IsDlg=0

The IsDlg=0 at the end tells SharePoint not to render the modal dialog and you will end up at the create.aspx page where you can use the Developer toolbar or Firebug to inspect page elements.

Have fun!

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