I've created a masterpage that displays fine, although if I create a new site, it doesnt inherit. If I go into the masterpage settings then check the box to reset inheritance, it will deploy to all of the existing sites and look right; however, what I need is for it to automatically inherit (all on its own) whenever the site owners create a new site. I cant keep resetting the masterpage to reinherit across the site collection. Any ideas?


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Create an Event Receiver.

In Visual Studio, right click project => Add new item => Event Receiver => Web Events, Handle the following events: A Site is being provisioned.

The following override will be generated and fire on every new site creation. Just insert the code within:

    public override void WebProvisioned(SPWebEventProperties properties)
        //2)Set master page
        SPWeb web = properties.Web;
        web.CustomMasterUrl = "/_catalogs/masterpage/CustomMasterPage.master";
  • This answer is right, another way to do it instead of setting the custom master page, is just to enable the OOTB Web publishing feature ("94c94ca6-b32f-4da9-a9e3-1f3d343d7ecb") in this event (webProvisioned) in order to inherit the custom parent master page.
    – agzertuche
    Commented Jul 14, 2014 at 18:07

if you don't want to use the webprovisioned method / event receiver then their is one more alternative.

You have to manually update the your master page. check the below blog for more detail.


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