Display the Master Page link in Site Settings for SharePoint 2013

If you create a SubSite in SharePoint 2013, you may want it to take on the same look and feel from the parent site. This is easily done with enough permissions. However, by default, the link to the Master Pages was not visible on our site. If you know the link you can navigate to it directly, but if you don’t breathe SharePoint, it might be a little easier to have the link available.

Follow these steps to get the Master Page link to display:

  • Navigate to Settings -> Site Settings of the Parent Site.
  • Under Site Collection Administration click on the Site collection features link.
  • Enable the SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure site collection by clicking the Activate button


  • Navigate to  Settings -> Site Settings of your SubSite.
  • Under Site Settings click on the Manage site features link.
  • Enable the SharePoint Server Publishing Site Features click the Activate button.


  • Navigate back to the Site Settings of your SubSite, under Look and Feel section notice a new link called Master page. Click this link.SharePoint-pic3
  • You can now update the settings of your SubSite to inherit the master page from the Parent Site.