"Sideloading of apps is not enabled on this site"


In order to publish a SharePoint hosted app to a site collection the site must be based on the developer site template or have the “Developer” Feature enabled on it.  The “Developer” Feature is marked as hidden in its definition so you must use PowerShell to enable the Feature. 

Enable-SPFeature e374875e-06b6-11e0-b0fa-57f5dfd72085 –url http://sp.contoso.com

Comments (9)
  1. Arindam says:

    Awesome, you are a life saver,

  2. Christiaan says:

    So many thanx!!

  3. levg@live.se says:


    We have created an app for Office 365 academy and we like now to test the app on the other academy accounts. But when we try to install the app, we get up "sideloading of apps is not enabled on this site"

    What is required to make it work?

    Our ambition and goal is to upload the app on the SharePoint Store for Academy so that the customer will be able to upload it to their existing SharePoint and install it.

    R/ Lèv G

  4. Jerry C says:

    But I'm getting this on the app catalog site collection of my customer's O365 multi-tenant site.  I don't control that setting.  Other reasons for this error?

  5. HI,

    How to do this on SharePoint online.

  6. Mukund Lahane says:

    thank you so much you that is awesome!!

  7. Ankur says:

    Awesome … Sweet and simple ..

  8. Excellent says:

    Thanks so much! I spent a lot of time trying to figure this out like an idiot.

  9. Ken O. says:

    Worked like a charm.. Thanks a lot.

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