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Applying Custom.master to site/list administration pages

  Asked By: Ramsey    Date: Sep 23    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1918

i want my custom.master should be applied to entire site.So that through out
the site i have consistent header, footer etc.For eg when we click on site
settings- modify all site settings we see page called _layouts/ settings.
aspx. i want this one to get our custom.master instead of application master.



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Micheal Knight     Answered On: Sep 23

This is not recommended at all, but the solution i used was to copy
the LAYOUTS folder in the 12 hive to a new folder, change the setting
of the _layouts virtual directory in IIS to point to the new folder
and edited the application.master in there. You cannot change
settings to point to a new master, it has to be called
application.master. You need to be careful that all the required
ContentPlaceholders are in place or things will break.

Answer #2    Answered By: Yvonne Rodriquez     Answered On: Sep 23

Master pages  are broken in WSS v3. You can have a single master  page
govern all the application  pages (those in virtual locations within your
site - like default.aspx), if you use the MasterUrl (as opposed to
CustomMasterUrl) it can also govern all the list pages (like
allitems.aspx), but only Master Pages in ..\12\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS can
govern the admin pages in the _layouts folder.

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