Site Design not available in subsite

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Hi Folks,


I have created a site template using JSON and pnpScript, the site template is available in the team site, but when I created a subsite inside the site now I can not find my template in the subsite. 

Can someone help me out!


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best response confirmed by Juan Carlos González Martín (MVP)

@ShubhamBajpai I think this is by design as Microsoft recommends using flat topology/architecture instead of classic/top-down site topology. I observed that I can apply site templates to site collections only.


Check this documentation which will help you to understand the challenges with classic site topology, need for flat topologies & how to design flat topology: Information Architecture - Site Topology 


Also check this thread which might help you: Are subsites getting deprecated in SPO? 

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