Project Server 2016: Can’t change the Site Title in Seattle Master Page

In this article, I will talk about the below bug in Project Server 2016.

The Site Title can not be changed in Seattle Master Page in Project Server 2016.


Scenario

By default in Project Server 2016, the assigned Master Page for the PWA Instance is Seattle with Home word as a Site Title.

The Site Title is not changed in Seattle Master Page in Project Server 2016. 177

So I have tried to change the PWA Site Title through

  • Site Settings > Look and Feel > Title, Description and Logo.

But unfortunately, The new Site Title is not changed as shown below:

The Site Title is not changed in Seattle Master Page in Project Server 2016.


Cause

Actually, I didn’t face this issue before in Project Server 2013 with Seattle Master Page, and I think it’s a bug in Project Server 2016. So I raised this bug in Project User Voice.

[Bug] The Site Title can not be changed in Seattle Master Page in Project Server 2016

Please don’t forget to upvote this voice to get this issue solved as soon as possible!

By the way, The farm has been updated with the latest Cumulative update (Sept 2017) for SharePoint 2016 and looks like the issue still not solved!

SPFx for SharePoint Server 2016


Workaround

You have two options to overcome this bug

(Option 1) Switch the Master Page to Oslo Master Page instead of Seattle Master Page.

Steps

  • Site Setting > Change the look.
  • Click on the Current.
  • On the left side, > Site Layout > Select Oslo.
  • On the right side, > Click on Try it Out > Yes Keep it.
  • Go back to change the Site Title, it should be now changed.

The Site Title is not changed in Seattle Master Page in Project Server 2016

(Option 2) Activate Wiki Page Home Page feature to set it as your site home page.

Steps

  • Site Setting > Site Action > Manage site features.
  • Activate Wiki Page Home Page.
  • Once the Wiki Page Home Page is activated, you will note that a new empty page (Home.aspx) has been created in the Site Pages and it set as the default homepage.
  • Now edit this page and add the below two web parts from Project Web APP category.
    • Get started with Project Web APP.
    • Track your work.
  • Stop the page editing, and go back to change the Site Title that should be now changed successfully.

The Site Title is not changed in Seattle Master Page in Project Server 2016


Conclusion

In this article, we have raised a new bug in Project User Voice and we tried to introduce a tow workaround to overcome this issue.

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