within SharePoint 2013 and from the browser, How do I set the default custom page layout to a master template?

  • What you mean by Master Template? – Amal Hashim Jan 15 '15 at 0:06
  • Sorry - I mean "Site Master Page" – klewis Jan 15 '15 at 0:12
  • I want my custom calendar page located under /_Layouts/15/ to have a custom page layout...how do we set a default layout for the Site Master Page that is displaying my Calendar in that directory? – klewis Jan 15 '15 at 0:13
  • I saw you initial question. The aspx page you are talking is not in layout folder. Please read my answer and open the page in the SharePoint Designer. – Amal Hashim Jan 15 '15 at 0:15

The actual Page you are talking about is


Its using _layouts/15/start.aspx is because of some new features (caching) implemented in SP2013.

The master page used by the page calendar.aspx can be reviewed by opening the Site Settings -> Look and Feel (Master Page)

If you want to change the master of only this page, then you can edit the page in SharePoint Designer and change the Page directive.

  • I need a little more specific direction - I need to set the default custom page layout for "any" master template I want. How do I do that...? For example one master template has a curtain custom page layout as default, while another master template has another custom page layout as default. – klewis Jan 15 '15 at 0:10
  • I didn't understand what you mean by Master Template. Is it Master Page you are talking about? – Amal Hashim Jan 15 '15 at 0:11
  • Yes. I am able to change the Master Page. I just want to change the custom page layout for the page too that already exist, but don't know how to do that for this calendar page. – klewis Jan 15 '15 at 0:22
  • ok, I think I found the issue here...I cannot apply a custom page layout to a web part page (which is what this is on). I will need to create a duplicate Master Page and style that new Master Page directly. Does that sound right? – klewis Jan 15 '15 at 0:25
  • Your requirement is not clear enough. I believe the Calendar page is an out of the box page? – Amal Hashim Jan 15 '15 at 0:28

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