I have modified my pagetitle tag style colour to be white inside my seatle.master page, using the following CSS :-

<h1 id="pageTitle" class="ms-core-pageTitle" style="color:white;float:left;text-align:left;direction:rtl">
  <SharePoint:AjaxDelta id="DeltaPlaceHolderPageTitleInTitleArea" runat="server">
    <asp:ContentPlaceHolder id="PlaceHolderPageTitleInTitleArea" runat="server">
          <SharePoint:ClusteredDirectionalSeparatorArrow runat="server" />
  <SharePoint:AjaxDelta BlockElement="true" id="DeltaPlaceHolderPageDescription" CssClass="ms-displayInlineBlock ms-normalWrap" runat="server">
    <a href="javascript:;" id="ms-pageDescriptionDiv" style="display:none;">
      <span id="ms-pageDescriptionImage">&#160;</span>
    <span class="ms-accessible" id="ms-pageDescription">
      <asp:ContentPlaceHolder id="PlaceHolderPageDescription" runat="server" />
    <SharePoint:ScriptBlock runat="server">

This will change the title colour for the home page only , but if i add a library or if I have other pages , then their titles which is rendered as links will stay black.while the home page title is rendered as text. As shown below:-

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So my question is how I can force the link text colour which is rendered for the pages title to be white.

  • You'll have to incluce some CSS which will override the CSS styling for A tags in h1.PageTitle.
    – user2536
    Sep 4, 2013 at 11:41
  • Or using !important on the color: attribute Sep 4, 2013 at 11:51
  • i added the following directly to my master page <h1 id="pageTitle" class="ms-core-pageTitle" style="color:white !important;float:left;text-align:left">. but it did not work.
    – John John
    Sep 4, 2013 at 13:22

1 Answer 1


I ran into the same problem and found the solution in another stack post

It works if we add the span a extension to the css class

.ms-core-pageTitle span a

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