I created a custom master page with following addition

<meta http-equiv=”X-UA-Compatible” content=”IE=10”/>

I need it for my jqplot to work in SharePoint 2010.

When I save the file, my changes are not reflected in the code when I open it in developer tool. The xua still shows "IE=8" and my charts still don't show.

What is the proper way to publish a master page in SharePoint 2010 foundation

  • Just noticed, you have foundation. Commented Jan 24, 2017 at 15:38
  • Is that a problem?
    – JustMe
    Commented Jan 24, 2017 at 15:46

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Using SharePoint designer, first ensure the master page file is published (and approved) as a major version and right click your custom master page and set it to be the default master page and custom master page.

  • I want to apply it to just 1 page though. I don't want it to affect the rest of the pages in my site. Also, how do I ensure that my custom master page is published? I've been having a hard time with that.
    – JustMe
    Commented Jan 24, 2017 at 19:43
  • Using SharePoint designer, check the "version" attribute on your masterpage file. It has to be a major version (ex: 2.0) for it to be published. It it is not, it will only be a problem for your users, not for you, so be sure to always check with another user account if you can still see your changes. Secondly, to apply the masterpage to a single page only, not the whole site, just change the MasterUrl attribute on the page, from "~masterurl/default.master", to the url of your custom masterpage, like "~sitecollection/_catalogs/[...].master" or a hardcoded path.
    – Reego
    Commented Jan 25, 2017 at 8:30

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