Changing the page layout of a search result page via Powershell in SharePoint 2010

This is a “quick hack” to change the layout of a search result page. When the Publishing-Feature is disabled you are not able to change the layout via the UI. If you add a new page via “Create page” chances are high that you get a layout you don’t want. Powershell comes to the rescue […]

Setting the MasterPage during feature activation sometimes works but not always?

One of my current projects had the requirement to modify certain properties of the SharePoint “Look and feel”. To make updates and improvements easy I created a custom masterpage which is provisioned via a Feature. A custom feature receiver takes care of setting the masterpage and a feature staple takes care of newly created webs. […]