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How do you apply a theme to an entire site collection?

  Asked By: Sanchay    Date: Jan 22    Category: MOSS    Views: 1027

This is literally driving me crazy. It seems like such a basic function.
There must be a way to apply a theme to an entire site collection in
MOSS. Can anyone help?



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Renee Murray     Answered On: Jan 22

Are you selecting the option to apply  the master page
and CSS to all sub-sites?

Answer #2    Answered By: Harshini Raju     Answered On: Jan 22

Yes, but it seems that when I create a new site, I have to go into the
site settings for the new site  and tell it to inherit from the parent
site. It seems that if I am telling the parent site to push the settings
to the children sites, I shouldn't have to do this.

Answer #3    Answered By: Christop Mcfadden     Answered On: Jan 22

That action only pushes the master page/css selections
on currently deployed sites. In order to do this when
a new site  is created, I would explore the possibility
of using either a custom site definition or web
application feature. Sorry, but I'm not a developer
so I can't go into detail on either of them.

Answer #4    Answered By: Gopal Jamakhandi     Answered On: Jan 22

Afraid that's just how it works. The default master page/CSS come from
the site  template chosen when you create the site, the option to apply
to all sites only effects sites already created.

Answer #5    Answered By: Chantal Rosa     Answered On: Jan 22

I also find this 'feature' quite frustrating.
So much so, that I had one our developers create a simple application,
which can change the theme  on 1 or many sites below a starting URL.
I would be happy to share this with you, if you contact me directly by

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