Long time i know, but really its a busy life.
What i want to present today is a little trick about saving your SharePoint site as a template, using the magic “/_Layouts/”. specially when you want to save a sub site as a site template, so when you navigate to the site settings of this sub site, the option to save site as template does not appear.
So the tricky way to do this is by editing the URL of your SharePoint site by entering “/_layouts/savetmpl.aspx” at the end of it, like http://www.YoursiteURL.com/_layouts/savetmpl.aspx
After that, a webpage will appear asking you to enter TemplateName (will be saved as .stp file), and the name of the template to appear when you create a new website from that template.
And by doing this action, the template will be saved as a .stp file in the Site Templates Gallery in the parent website, found under Site Settings >> Galleries >> Site Templates.