If you cannot find a seattle.html file in the list of your master pages, but you would still want to use our nice modern preloader, this article is for you.


Prerequisites:

Please use this article only if all prerequisites are true.



Step 1. Download a copy of seattle.master master page.


  • Open Site Settings and choose Master Pages:



  • Highlight the seattle.master file and press Check Out on the top (Files tab should be open in the Ribbon):



  • After the page is refreshed, highlight the seattle.master file again, and click on the down-pointing arrow next to it. Choose Download from the drop-down list:



Step 2. Insert Preloader code.


  • Start with the ShortPoint Preloader code copied (part 1 of this article explains where to get it).
  • Open the downloaded file seattle.master file with a text editor of your choice, and paste the preloader code right after the <head runat="server"> HTML tag, as shown in the next recording:



  • Save the changes you made to the file.



Step 3. Upload the new Master Page to SharePoint.


  • Open the master pages list from Site Settings (just as we did in step 1).
  • On the top, click Upload:

  • Choose the seattle.master file you just modified. 
  • Make sure that Add as a new version to existing files is on
  • You can also put a comment to indicate that this is the master page version containing the ShortPoint preloader.
  • Click OK.



  • You will see a new dialog opened asking you to check in the file. Press Check In:



That's it! Now, you can enjoy your new beautiful preloader.



Related articles:


Preloader Is Working on the Root Site but not on the Subsite

Preloader fades away while page is still rendering

How to Show only the Logo Image (or a Custom Spinner) in the ShortPoint Preloader