Tuesday, October 30, 2012

If you are trying to install an app to SharePoint 2013 RTM environment or to Office 365 then you might see the below error if you are trying to deploy the app to the site which is not developer site.

Error occurred in deployment step 'Install App for SharePoint': Side Loading of apps is not enabled on this site.

Always the app should be published/deployed to the developer site (A site collection with the Developer Site Template). And from this developer site you can add the App to your SharePoint site. 


  1. Next time try to be more explicit.... this doesn't help me at all.

  2. Can you please help me how to create a Developer Site (with template DEV#0) using the UI.

  3. Hi there,
    In SharePoint 2013, from central administration -> web site (if web site is not created yet any, create one) -> Create site collection -> Choose the developer site template.


  4. And using Office 365, I can't see the developer site Template... :-/

  5. How do I add "And from this developer site you can add the App to your SharePoint site. " ?

    More details, please.

  6. Thanks Praveen for the blog post. There is any chance to activate the developer site features to Publishing site/ team site in sharepoint 2013?