SharePoint Pals
 | Sign In
System.Web.HttpException: Cannot find ContentPlaceHolder 'PlaceHolderPageTitleInTitleArea' in the master page '/sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/MyMasterPage.master', verify content control's ContentPlaceHolderID attribute in the content page
by Sathish Nadarajan 23 Oct 2015
SharePoint MVP
Today  :   4     Total  :    4247

Today again met with a strange exception with the Friendly URL. Thought of sharing the same to the Community.


I have a Term Driven Navigation and with the Friendly URLs configured for every terms.


I guess in the previous articles, we saw about these implementations in detail.

By looking at the setup, all looks good.

When I try navigating to the customized URL, it goes properly to my .aspx page.

But, when we again reload the same page with any parameters, i.e., the Terms, I was getting a strange exception like,


Though in SharePoint, this screen is a Common one, the next immediate step would be, we will look into the ULS Logs.

Then on the ULS Log, I got the exception message like,

System.Web.HttpException: Cannot find ContentPlaceHolder 'PlaceHolderPageTitleInTitleArea' in the master page '/SC/_catalogs/masterpage/mymaster.master', verify content control's ContentPlaceHolderID attribute in the content page.

at System.Web.UI.MasterPage.CreateMaster(TemplateControl owner, HttpContext context, VirtualPath masterPageFile, IDictionary contentTemplateCollection)

at System.Web.UI.Page.ApplyMasterPage()

at System.Web.UI.Page.PerformPreInit()

at System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint)

My master page works fine for all other pages. Even for the same page, without any query string parameters it works fine.

This looks really strange now. After modifying the Master Pages many times, nothing helped me.


The fix for this is a very simple one, which I made the mistake. We need to choose the Catalog Item Page Settings as well, if we want to load the same page with parameters.


Sometimes, SharePoint throws a vague exception message which we are not able to understand directly.


Happy Coding,

Sathish Nadarajan.

blog comments powered by Disqus

SharePoint Pals

SharePoint Pals, a community portal for SharePoint developers, Administrators and End Users. Let's join hands and share the point together.
Read this on mobile


Angular Js Training In Chennai
Advanced Angular Js training with real world developer scenarios
Angular Js, Web Api and Ionic for .Net Developers
All in one client side application development for .Net developers
Angular Js For SharePoint Developers
Get ready for the future. Its no more just C#

Get Connected

SharePoint Resources

SharePoint 2013 and 2010 Web Parts
Free Web Parts with Source Code for SharePoint Community

SharePoint 2013 Books and Tutorials
Collection of free SharePoint 2013 books and tutorials (eBooks, pdfs)

Supported By

Contribute your article and be eligible for a one month Free Subscription for Plural Sight. The Author of the most popular New Article (published in the previous month) will be awarded with a Free One month Plural Sight Subscription. Article can be sent to in a word document.

Related Resources

Recent Tweets

Twitter January 15, 00:25
How To Enable Target Value And Actual Value In #D3 Gauge Chart

Twitter January 15, 00:24
How To Open #SharePoint List Hyperlink Column In Modal #Popup Window

Twitter January 15, 00:24
Quick Introduction To #Asp.NetCore And It’s Features

Twitter January 15, 00:22
How To Configure #PerformancePoint Services To Use Secure Store In #SharePoint 2013

Twitter January 15, 00:21
How To Block Or Disable #Office365 Services

Follow us @SharePointPals
Note: For Customization and Configuration, CheckOutRecent Tweets Documentation