Master pages, the Master Page Gallery, and page layouts in SharePoint
Find links to information about using Design Manager to work with master pages, page layouts, and display templates in publishing sites in SharePoint.
This extensibility option is only available for classic SharePoint experiences. You cannot use this option with modern experiences in SharePoint Online, like with communication sites. We do not recommend using classic experience or these branding techniques anymore.
Design Manager is a feature in SharePoint that makes it easier to create a fully customized, pixel-perfect design while using the web-design tools that you're already familiar with. Design Manager is a publishing feature that is available in publishing sites in both SharePoint and Office 365. You can also use Design Manager to brand the public-facing website in Office 365.
For more information about using Design Manager to work with master pages, page layouts, and display templates, see the following articles:
How to: Map a network drive to the SharePoint Master Page Gallery : Learn how to map a network drive so that you can work with design files in your SharePoint site as if they were local files.
How to: Apply a master page to a site in SharePoint : Learn how to map a master page to a SharePoint site.
How to: Create a page layout in SharePoint : Learn how to create a page layout.
How to: Customize page layouts for a catalog-based site in SharePoint : Learn how to create and customize category page and catalog-item page layouts for a SharePoint cross-site publishing site.
How to: Apply styles to page fields in SharePoint : In a page layout, you can apply styles to a page field, and those styles are applied to any content added by content authors when they create a page from that page layout. Also, you have further options to control how content in a RichHtmlField page field is styled.
How to: Resolve errors and warnings when previewing a page in SharePoint : When you use Design Manager to see a live preview of a master page or page layout, you may need to resolve some common preview errors.
How to: Convert an HTML file into a master page in SharePoint : Learn how to create a master page by converting a typical HTML file into the .master file required by SharePoint.
How to: Create a minimal master page in SharePoint : A minimal master page contains only those page elements that are required by SharePoint to render the page correctly in the browser. With Design Manager, you can quickly create a minimal master page without first having to design and convert an HTML file.
How to: Change the preview page in SharePoint Design Manager : Learn how to set, create, and change the preview page in Design Manager in SharePoint.