I'm using SP2010, and am working at the moment in SPD 2010. I have a site, and am trying use a copy of v4.master as the site master page.
So, in SPD...
(I got two different books on SPD, and they basically describe the process as this)
- I create a copy of v4.master
- check it out
- rename it, leaving the extension as '.master'
- save it
- check it back in.
- right click on the renamed file, and pick 'Set as Default Master Page'*.
So in the browser, I hop over to Site Settings > Master Page, and get "The site master page setting currently applied to this site is invalid. Please select a new master page and apply it" along with a big ol' yellow warning icon. And of course, the renamed master page is not availabe in the select menus for master pages.
- that last step in my instructions, I've tried 'Set as Custom Master Page', both, and neither. Basically exhausted the boolean possibilities there. No luck.
I'm stumped. I've looked at plenty of posts here, and on stackoverflow. Google has not been kind today, either.
So folks, how do I get my copy of v4.master to be the master page for my site? I'm at a loss.