Create 2007 MOSS Theme

This is super cool, must give it a shot. If you want to create your own 2007 MOSS Theme, follow Aris WiBowo’s instructions as under:

Creating Themes in MOSS 2007

  1. On the SharePoint server go to the Themes folder e.g. c:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft Sharedweb server extensions12TEMPLATEThemes
  2. Make a copy one of the existing theme folders and its contents rename it e.g. MyTheme.
  3. Rename the .INF file within the MyTheme folder to MyTheme.INF
  4. Edit MyTheme.INF.
    1. At the info section change the title to MyTheme. Change codepage, e.g 22200, replacing the code page will fixing error. A theme with the name MyTheme 1011 and version already exists on the server.
    2. In the titles section, rename the names to your new name. this section is to present the name in the different language.
  5. Provide an image to give a preview of your theme. This image should be placed in C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft Sharedweb server extensions12TEMPLATEIMAGES. E.g. tmbMyTheme.gif
  6. Modify the c:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft Sharedwe server extensions12TEMPLATELayouts1033SPTHEMES.xml to include a reference to the new MyTheme theme

    <DisplayName> MyTheme </DisplayName>
    <Description> MyTheme has a white background with blue control areas and orange highlights.</Description>
    <Preview>images/ tmbMyTheme.gif</Preview>

  7. Modify the CSS within MyTheme folder to personalize your theme.
  8. Run iisreset from the command prompt
  9. Apply the new theme!

7 Replies to “Create 2007 MOSS Theme”

  1. @ Sandeep,

    We just used this technique on Friday. So it works. By referring to source it does indicated that it is not my own technique. If you would have appreciated this post, you would have read that I sourced this from another SharePoint blog.

  2. Hi,

    I could get the scripting part but my images does not show up. I have a big GIF that I want to use for background for the whole page, this GIF contains my logo and other things. Any idea where I went wrong? or how do I break my big image in to parts and fit it in the script.

    Thanks so much,


  3. Hi,
    It is working and still i am researching more on this.
    Any ways its good and it is basic to learn how to create a custom theme….


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