I want to display title of site in Page Layout. How do I do that?
Let's say I have a site with 3 pages and on each page I want to display title of my site. Is there a code that I can use in Page Layout to do this job?

4 Answers 4



<SharePoint:FieldValue FieldName="Title" runat="server"/>

for Page title or

<SharePoint:ProjectProperty Property="Title" runat="server" />

for Site title

in one of the ContentPlaceHolders in the PageLayout, for the body in the

<asp:Content runat="server" ContentPlaceholderID="PlaceHolderMain">
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    I pasted Site Title code inside PlaceHolderMain in my Page Layout but getting error "Unknown server tag 'SharePoint:ProjectProperty'". Looks like some assembly or reference is missing which I need to add in page layout!? Sep 4, 2013 at 12:41
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    <%@ Register TagPrefix="SharePoint" Namespace="Microsoft.SharePoint.WebControls" Assembly="Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" %> Sep 4, 2013 at 13:09

You can do it using Design manager, using the following snippet:

<h1 id="custom-pagetitle">
<!--MS:<asp:ContentPlaceHolder ID="PlaceHolderPageTitleInTitleArea" runat="server">-->
    <!--CS: Start Page Field: Title Snippet-->
    <!--SPM:<%@Register Tagprefix="PageFieldFieldValue" Namespace="Microsoft.SharePoint.WebControls" Assembly="Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c"%>-->
    <!--MS:<PageFieldFieldValue:FieldValue FieldName="fa564e0f-0c70-4ab9-b863-0177e6ddd247" runat="server">-->
    <!--CE: End Page Field: Title Snippet-->

In MSDN docs you can find this explanation of the comment tags above:

A snippet contains four basic sections:

Header with starting <div> and <!--CS> tags (except custom ASP.NET snippets, which are not wrapped in a <div> tag)

SharePoint markup where snippets are enclosed in <!--MS> start and <!--ME> end tags

HTML preview enclosed in <!--PS> start and <!--PE> end tags

Footer with closing <!--CE> and </div> tags.

  • Please explain why the MS/CS/ME/SPM stuff on each row?
    – Jussi Palo
    Sep 17, 2013 at 11:01

In regards to adding a page title directly on a html page layout, the following code works when you place it anywhere within the content placeholder PlaceHolderMain.

<!--MS:<SharePoint:FieldValue FieldName="Title" runat="server"/>-->     

All @robertLingren was very close re the site title. For the layout pages you can use aspx markup but you need to wrap in the MS markup syntax - the code below I have tested and it works

<!--MS:<SharePoint:ProjectProperty Property="Title" runat="server" />-->
  • The question is about page layouts though, but great input for layout pages May 7, 2014 at 11:04

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