I was hoping someone could help me out with a little issue I have in regards to a customized masterpage. A bit of background:
I need to revamp our Intranet website upon migration to 2010 so decided to go from scratch. So this means new masterpages, new css's etc.
I am re-creating a publishing template so took a copy of the out of the box 2010 publishing template (dayandnight) and began customizing it. The content type once copied was set to Publishing Template. I removed a few of the left contentplaceholders so I had a complete full page. This worked out fine and saved the new masterpage and made it the default master page for the site. The content type though once saved changed this from Publishing Template to Master Page.
So after doing this I noticed my issue when I created a new page layout. I want the new page layout to inherit the new customized masterpage so I can utilize the full page without the left navigation but unfortunately the new layout somehow still inherits the old publishing template with the left navigation.
So my question is why is it doing this? Is there a step I have missed out on?
Note: I tried to change the content type back to Publishing Template through the MasterPage gallery and had no luck.
Would really appreciate any feedback.