If you’re using MOSS 2007 you’ve probably noticed in the site settings there isn’t anywhere to save your site as a template. This issue should be resolved in SharePoint 2010 but if you’re using 2007 here is your solution:
Navigate to the site you want to save as a template. Click Site Actions, Site Settings, Modify all Site Settings. Once you’re on that screen your URL will look similar to the following:
Take out the “settings.aspx” portion and enter in “savetmpl.aspx” so it looks like the following:
http://testportal.com/sites/_layouts/savetmpl.aspx and hit enter.
You should see the following screen:
If you want to go in and delete a saved template you go to the top level site settings and click on Site Templates and you can delete them from there.
Hope this helps!!