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How to set a custom master page to the site in SharePoint 2010

Posted by Vijai Anand Articles | SharePoint February 28, 2011
In this article we will be seeing how to set the custom master page to the site in SharePoint 2010 using powershell and using console application.
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In this article we will be seeing how to set the custom master page to the site in SharePoint 2010 using powershell and using console application.

In this article, I have created custom master page and it is placed in the physical path. Through script I will be uploading the master page to "Master Page Gallery" and set the master page to the SharePoint site.

Set a master page to the site in SharePoint 2010 using powershell script

# -------------Comments

$publishComment="Published"
$approveComment="Approved"
$checkInComment="Custom Master Page added"



$site=Get-SpSite "http://servername:1111/"
$web=$site.RootWeb
$masterPageLocalDir = "C:\CustomMasterPage.master"
$masterPageFolder = $web.GetFolder("Master Page Gallery")

# -------------Uploading the master page to the "Master Page Gallery"

Get-ChildItem $masterPageLocalDir | foreach {
$stream = [IO.File]::OpenRead($_.FullName)
$desturl = $web.Url+"/_catalogs/masterpage/"+$_.Name.Replace(" ","")
$resultingfile =$masterPageFolder.files.Add($desturl,$stream,$true)
$stream.close()

}

# -------------Check In, Publish and Approve

$masterPageFile=$web.GetFile($desturl)
$masterPageFile.CheckIn($checkInComment);
$masterPageFile.Publish($publishComment);
$masterPageFile.Approve($approveComment);
$masterPageFile.Update();



# -------------Set the master page to the site

$masterUri=New-Object System.Uri($desturl)
$web.MasterUrl=$masterUri.AbsolutePath
$web.CustomMasterUrl=$masterUri.AbsolutePath
$web.Update()
$web.Dispose()
$site.Dispose()


For creating master page using visual studio 2010 refer http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/UploadFile/anavijai/5224/

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