Adding new webpart zone to the top of the site

We wished to display the new unit survey web part above the normal Welcome message, but as standard it lacked a web part zone in the right place. So we needed to add a new web part zone

This needed to be added below My and above Page contents.

Open the site in designer and use the admin account and password. Select _catalogs
Masterpages
WelcomeTOC.aspx

Check out the file

you need to take care that the web part is not inserted into the page contents part as this causes fun

When you are happy save it as a minor version and check how it looks. If everything is OK publish as a major version. You will need to authorise the change as well