SharePoint PnP Webcast – Custom themes with modern SharePoint sites

In this PnP Webcast, we concentrated on new tenant level theme gallery, which is available for group connected team sites and communication sites to apply a custom branding on the site. You can also create your own modern themes and configure them to be available from the tenant theme gallery for site owners.

Presentation covers following discussion points:

  • High-level description of the tenant level theme catalog
  • Introduction to Theme builder tool and additional resources

Webcast demo shows following things:

  • How are tenant themes showed for the site owners?
  • How to disable out of the box themes?
  • Quick look on the theme REST APIs
  • How to create a custom theme by using the Theme Generator?
  • How to use SPO PowerShell to add custom theme to tenant theme gallery

Webcast presenters: Vesa JuvonenWaldek Mastykarz

The presentation used in this webcast is available from new PnP SlideShare locations at

Video at YouTube.

Additional resources

See following resources around the covered topics.

What is SharePoint / Office Dev Patterns & Practices (PnP) webcast series?

SharePoint / Office Dev Patterns and Practices

SharePoint / Office Dev Patterns & Practices (PnP) webcast series covers different patterns, practices and topics around development with Office 365 and SharePoint. The majority of the topics are valid for the Office 365 and SharePoint on-premises. Our objective is to release a new webcast weekly or bi-weekly with few slides and a live demo on the covered topic. All webcasts are published at the PnP YouTube channel with additional references to the existing materials.

PnP is a community-driven open source project where Microsoft and external community members are sharing their learning’s around implementation practices for Office 365 and SharePoint on-premises (add-in model). Active development and contributions happen in our GitHub repositories under dev branch and each month there will be a master merge (monthly release) with more comprehensive testing and communications. Latest activities and future plans are covered in our monthly community calls which are open for anyone from the community. Download invite from

This is work done by the community for the community without any actual full-time people. It’s been great to find both internal and external people who are willing to assist and share their learning’s for the benefit of others. This way we can build on the common knowledge of us all. Currently, the program is facilitated by Microsoft, but already at this point, we have multiple community members as part of the Core team and we are looking to extend the Core team with more community members.

If you have any questions, comments or feedback around PnP program or this blog post, please use the Microsoft Tech Community (SharePoint Developer group).

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Vesa Juvonen, Senior Program Manager, SharePoint, Microsoft – 23rd of October 2017