16 Apr 2016
Yet another know issue in SharePoint Online, taking a site as template and creating a site collection with that template crashes the new site if you have a theme applied to it.
Assume we take a site as template and try creating a site collection with that template, you will be surprised to see the look and feel of the created site is crashed completely
How to Fix
At present MS don’t have a permanent workaround; The only option we have at this point is to follow the below steps:
1. Create a site template excluding content that contains theme
2. Create a site/site collection out of that site template
3. Copy the sub folders inside random number folder under _catalogs/Themes/Themed/<Random Number> folder from source to destination