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Site look and feel on all subsites RRS feed

  • Question

  • MOSS 2007

    still havent worked out how to do this.

    ok so i have created a new top level site.

    I have made the adjustments to the core.CSS & the default.master to how I want the entire site to look like

    (company Logo, menu's, colors, etc etc etc)

    When I create a new site it looks like sharepoint out of the box. (more like how do i make it)  why doesnt it follow my previous core.css

    I have seen another sharepoint web site that when you create a new sub site it looks exactly like the parent site withou having to make any changes to the settings (look & feel, CSS, Master pages etc)

    thanks
    Sharepoint Doc Management Dude
    Wednesday, March 18, 2009 4:50 PM

Answers

  • I recommend you to not to modify core.css and default.master, instead create a new master page and attached new css to master page, i.e. take copy of default.master and core.css and modify that copies.Then create a master page feature to apply master page to a site, then create a stapling feature to staple the new feature to master page feature. So the stapling feature will help you in using your master mentioned in master page feature to be applied on your newly created site.

    Below link can help you in creating master page feature and stapling feature

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc700347.aspx

    There is also smaple attached to this which will help you.
    Thursday, March 19, 2009 4:51 AM

All replies

  • I recommend you to not to modify core.css and default.master, instead create a new master page and attached new css to master page, i.e. take copy of default.master and core.css and modify that copies.Then create a master page feature to apply master page to a site, then create a stapling feature to staple the new feature to master page feature. So the stapling feature will help you in using your master mentioned in master page feature to be applied on your newly created site.

    Below link can help you in creating master page feature and stapling feature

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc700347.aspx

    There is also smaple attached to this which will help you.
    Thursday, March 19, 2009 4:51 AM
  • Set the custom masterpage that you have created(in this case, default.master) as default, then all the site that you create after that, will follow your custom page.

    Also, repeating on what Anna has posted, it is advisable not to modify your core.css or default.master.

    Hope this helps....
    Glenn Charles
    • Edited by glenncg Thursday, March 19, 2009 6:41 AM more detail
    Thursday, March 19, 2009 6:34 AM
  • Check this MSDN Magazine article for ideas - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc700347.aspx

    Regards
    Prasad
    Thursday, March 19, 2009 9:14 AM
  • that magazine article is quite long

    my quick fix was to use the select a master template on codeplex. it actually worked

    http://www.codeplex.com/SPMasterPicker 

    this solved all my problems with master pages.
    Sharepoint Doc Management Dude
    Tuesday, March 31, 2009 4:14 PM