Provisioning page layouts and other files using SharePoint 2013 app. In this post we looked at how you can provision SharePoint 2013 master page and set it as a site master using an app. http://www.sharemuch.com/2013/03/02/how-to-provision-entire-site-branding-as-a-sharepoint-2013-app
Well, one drawback of this approach is that if the file you provisioned is a page layout - it won't show up for content authors in the usual UI.
In this video, below, we talk about how you can get around that.
Here is the App.JS code by the way: http://www.sharemuch.com/2013/03/05/the-code-sharepoint-2013-app-to-provision-page-layouts-and-master-pages-to-root-web/
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