I am created my custom master page and uploaded using design manager. And applied this master page from Setting-> Master Page section of SharePoint.

Now my problem is, this master page is applied to all pages, including SharePoint default pages like settings.aspx, ChangeSiteMasterPage.aspx etc.

I need to restrict this and I want to apply master page to the pages that I am creating.

Is it possible?

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Yes, its very much possible.

While selecting the masterpage you have 2 options.

  • Site Master Page
  • System Master Page

Site Master Page will be applied to the pages you are creating.

While System Master Page will be applied to all default SharePoint Pages such as Site Setting, Site Contents etc.

So just configure your custom masterpage to Site Master Page. And let System Master Page to use default masterpage.

See image.

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In your case you can refer this question SitePages uses System Master Page

  • I tried that, but while selecting "Seattle" in system master page section, then the pages created by me also inheriting the "Seattle" masterpage. I have created my pages as "wiki" page. Is this make any problem?
    – user729271
    Commented Jul 6, 2017 at 9:32
  • 2
    This is default behavior.. Wiki pages are also a system pages. Refer this blogs.technet.microsoft.com/stefan_gossner/2011/04/13/… Commented Jul 6, 2017 at 9:35

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