I've created a feature staple for my sites to apply a particular master page. It appears to work for all the subsites/pages in /personal/[userid]/ except for the blog. Any ideas?

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Can you apply your theme via the UI? Is your feature activated/deployed on your blog? The .master needs to be in the blog web in under _catalogs/masterpage.

Also make sure you configured your FeatureStapling correct - Blog is not the same site template as the other sites.

Here's a example:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Elements xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/">
  <!-- Team Sites -->
  <!--<FeatureSiteTemplateAssociation Id="FeatureID_Placeholder" TemplateName="STS#0" />-->

  <!-- Enterprise Search Center -->
  <!--<FeatureSiteTemplateAssociation Id="FeatureID_Placeholder" TemplateName="SRCHCEN#0" />-->

  <!-- Basic Search Center -->
  <!--<FeatureSiteTemplateAssociation Id="FeatureID_Placeholder" TemplateName="SRCHCENTERLITE#0" />
  <FeatureSiteTemplateAssociation Id="FeatureID_Placeholder" TemplateName="SRCHCENTERLITE#1" />-->

  <!-- My Site Host -->
  <FeatureSiteTemplateAssociation Id="FeatureID_Placeholder" TemplateName="SPSMSITEHOST#0" />

  <!-- My Sites -->
  <FeatureSiteTemplateAssociation Id="FeatureID_Placeholder" TemplateName="SPSMSITE#0" />
  <FeatureSiteTemplateAssociation Id="FeatureID_Placeholder" TemplateName="SPSPERS#0" />
  <FeatureSiteTemplateAssociation Id="FeatureID_Placeholder" TemplateName="SPSPERS#2" />
  <FeatureSiteTemplateAssociation Id="FeatureID_Placeholder" TemplateName="SPSPERS#3" />
  <FeatureSiteTemplateAssociation Id="FeatureID_Placeholder" TemplateName="SPSPERS#4" />
  <FeatureSiteTemplateAssociation Id="FeatureID_Placeholder" TemplateName="SPSPERS#5" />

  <!-- Blogs -->
  <FeatureSiteTemplateAssociation Id="FeatureID_Placeholder" TemplateName="BLOG#0" />


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