The web template requires that certain feature be installed ReviewPublishingSPD Feature

This short article shows you one of the possible ways to resolve the Office 365 error “The web template requires that certain feature be installed…”

When I was saving the Site as Template from one Office 365 SharePoint site and Activate on another then I received the following message.

The web template requires that certain feature be installed, activated, and licensed. The following problems are blocking application of the template

ReviewPublishingSPD Feature

Site collection


Not activated


I could only do a wild guess because the site that I would like to deploy the template I was not the Site Collection Administrator (that’s suck).

When I disable the Publishing Approval Workflow and Save the Site as Template again and Upload to my destination site, it works.



About chanmingman

Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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