In SharePoint 2007 there seemed to be no easy way to work out which site template was used to create a site (particularly for the end user). Solutions existed using stsadm, or by uploading a custom page to SharePoint, but unless you were an admin, these routes are likely to be closed off to you.
Things are a little easier in SharePoint 2010!
To find the site template for the site you are viewing, follow these steps:
- View the source for the page in your web browser
- Search the source for the ‘g_wsaSiteTemplateId’ variable; it’s usually near the top of the source
The value of the variable is the site template that was used to create the site, for example:
var g_wsaSiteTemplateId = ‘STS#0’;
means that this particular site was created using the Team Site template.