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I have a SharePoint 2010 solution that I develop in Visual Studio 2012. I have a custom master page that I made some changes to. When I publish the .WSP and deploy to my stage environment the changes I made to the master page do not show up. Why are my changes not getting deployed when I install the updated WSP file on my staging site?

As an aside I am an experienced developer but new to SharePoint so there is probably something obvious I am missing here.

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You would have to reactivite the feature containing the module that contains you master page

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Does that mean going ot the Site Collection Administration -> Features and then clicking the "Deactivate" then "Activate" buttons? – Shane Wealti Nov 14 '13 at 15:44
Yes, if the scope of your feature is Site – Robert Lindgren Nov 14 '13 at 15:49

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