I am using the starter master pages from Codeplex, and I want to have the current SiteName on each page. What is the best way to do that dynamically?

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Insert <SharePoint:ProjectProperty Property="Title" runat="server"/> into the masterpage where you want it.

Or if you want it like the default v4.master with a being in the PlaceHolderSiteName ContentPlaceHolder as a link, then use

<asp:ContentPlaceHolder id="PlaceHolderSiteName" runat="server">
    <SharePoint:SPLinkButton runat="server" NavigateUrl="~site/" id="onetidProjectPropertyTitle"><SharePoint:ProjectProperty Property="Title" runat="server" /></SharePoint:SPLinkButton>

There is a out of the box content placeholder containing the site name that can be placed inside your masterpage. I believe Randy has it included in the block of content placeholders at the bottom of the page, and you can just bring it up to where you want it.

<asp:ContentPlaceHolder id="PlaceHolderSiteName" runat="server"/>

  • I know. I tried that but it doesn't return any data...
    – mmcglynn
    Commented Jun 7, 2012 at 15:18
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    Confirm your site has a name: Site Settings -> Title, Description and Icon.
    – webdes03
    Commented Jun 7, 2012 at 15:23
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    Inserting an empty ContentPlaceHolder will require every PageLayout/Page to add the ProjectProperty inside Commented Jun 7, 2012 at 19:45
  • Title, Description and Icon have data.
    – mmcglynn
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 17:53
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    As Per stated (and I didn't really give you a full solution), <asp:ContentPlaceHolder id="PlaceHolderSiteName" runat="server"/> gives you the placeholder that you'd fill with the property. If that placeholder exists on your masterpage or page layout, then you can fill it with <SharePoint:ProjectProperty Property="Title" runat="server" /> which will return the site title from the "Title, Description, and Icon" configuration.
    – webdes03
    Commented Jun 9, 2012 at 14:04

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