I have been trying to change/update the masterpage, I have some requirements to rebrand our front page. I have saved a copy in SP Designer, Seattlecopy2.html, edited the script there, clicked save and refresh but when I click preview in browser the changes do not show up.

I mean even basic changes like changing the ribbonrow color. I'm testing on SP 2013 using SharePoint Designer.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • Did you change the Masterpage on the site to point to Seattlecopy2?
    – Benny Skogberg
    Dec 4, 2018 at 9:25
  • I did. The changes still would not show up
    – user79745
    Dec 4, 2018 at 10:02
  • OK. Did you publish a main version (1.0) on the HTML file, and did you get the corresponding .master file as well?
    – Benny Skogberg
    Dec 4, 2018 at 10:15
  • I did, and I have the .master file to go along with it.
    – user79745
    Dec 5, 2018 at 6:42

1 Answer 1


You need to apply the master page to the system pages and aite pages to see the changes in your SharePoint site. Make sure you have the publishing features enabled and then go to site settings ->Master Page under look and feel. Select your new master on both options

  • I have had all of those features enabled and have done that...still nothing
    – user79745
    Dec 5, 2018 at 11:38
  • On SharePoint designer click on the masterpage and set it as system and page master. Dec 6, 2018 at 10:01

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