Create your SharePoint 2010 themes easy

Branding the site is something each organization is looking for and  even if I had my own personal site which I use to share stuff I would love it brand it … throw in some colors add icons and images. 

So If you wanna quick brand your SharePoint website you can do so from the Inbuilt themes from:

Using the Interface:

  1. Open SP site
  2. Go to site actions > site settings 
  3. under look and feel choose site theme
  4. click select a color to change the color of a specific item.
  5. choose theme from the list
  6. click preview to view the site changes before publishing 
  7. click apply

well wasn’t that easy but if you want to make your own themes rather then the well defined ones before jumping into CSS  consider this option. 

Creating Themes with PowerPoint 2010

  1. Open PowerPoint 
  2. Create a new document but if you have an existing document that your organization uses then skip step 3.
  3. Change the theme, you can do this also from the design tab of powerpoint choose the theme that defines your style, choose fonts and hyperlinks so on. 
  4. Choose the color pallette for the site by clicking the Colors. 
  5. Save the PowerPoint Document as MS powerpoint theme which is *.thmx
  6. Now go back to your sharepoint site> upload this file under Galleries and Themes. 
  7.  Keep / as destination. 
  8. Then choose this new theme for your site from the about way. 

tadaaaa .. you have your custom theme for Sharepoint and did we even touch Designer or CSS …no sir 🙂


About Pratik Vyas

Hi Readers, Welcome to Pratik’s SharePoint Blog. First of all Thank you very much for taking interest and spending time to tour my Blog I am in the ocean of SharePoint since January 2008 (almost 4 years), and still I feel I have to go more deep. I am working with a well known MNC as a SharePoint Consultant. Here I used consultant because I do a little development and customization with administration. I am very much interested in Microsoft products. I have started blogging since 2008 but I can say in real manner I have started it in 2011 (as I have posted only 4-5 blogs from 2008 to 2011 J) I believe there isn’t anything impossible in SharePoint, the only thing is sometimes we have to think something off track. I have posted couple of blogs which was discovered by going some off track, we can simply say it TRICKS. Feel free to reach me in case of any issues or queries I will be more than happy to help you. Good bye and Happy Reading, Cheers !!
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