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default is, it can be changed per web application in Central Administration), even if the user
also emptied their individual Recycle Bin.
S I T E C O L L E C T I O N F E A T U R E S
Site collection features are just like site features, except they’re designed to be available for the
entire site collection (see Figure 10.13). Some common features include the Three-State workflow
and of course the site template we uploaded (considered an “exported” template).
The site collection
Any feature that’s active is available throughout the site collection. If you click the Deactivate
button, that feature turns off—it’s still there, just not running. So, deactivating the Web Template
feature of the exported web template HR team site will remove that template from the Custom
tab during site creation. To remove the feature completely, you need to deactivate the solution
that created the feature (in our example, the HR team site template solution). Features are often
deployed at the farm level, as part of a solution (although features can be deployed individually
at the farm level as well; it just doesn’t happen that often). If a feature was made available to a
site collection from that level, to completely remove a site collection feature, rather than
deactivating the solution available at the site collection level, it would have to be retracted (and can be
removed) at the farm level. It’s a little extreme, but it can happen. At that point, the feature made
available by that solution would be unavailable at the site collection level.
S I T E H I E R A R C H Y
The Site Hierarchy page provides a list of all the subsites that have been created in the site
collection. From this page, you can go to a subsite’s home page (by clicking its URL) or to the
subsite’s Site Settings page (by clicking its Manage link). Because the London site is still new,
Figure 10.14 shows this page from the original Company Site site collection we’ve worked on
in previous chapters. You’ll notice all the subsites listed, but not the London site (since this is a
separate site collection).