Saving Publishing Site as a Template in SharePoint 2013

You can notice that you can’t save the publishing site as a template out-of-the-box.

To save publishing site as a template do the following:

Open your publishing site in SharePoint Designer 2013

Click on the “Site Options” in the ribbon

Now in the browser type รจ http://sp2013:2000/Publishing/_layouts/15/savetmpl.aspx