Deliberato – Free SharePoint 2010 Theme
We are happy to announce the release of our fourth Free SharePoint 2010 theme. Deliberato theme has 2 columns of fixed width and its main purpose is to help you get accustom with SharePoint branding and to give you some insight on the inner-works of SharePoint platform.
You can use the theme for free and without any restrictions. However, it is forbidden to sell or redistribute the theme without TopSharePoint.com permission. You may modify the theme as you wish at your own risk.
This work is licensed Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License.
– CSS based
– Three master pages and one page layout provided
– jQuery Slider
– Random header image
– Top and left dynamic navigation
– Ideal for 1024×768 screen resolution
– Suitable for small SharePoint 2010 Publishing Sites
To enable the Deliberato theme for SharePoint 2010 follow these simple steps.
Download the Deliberato.zip file and extract the files.
There are three folders in the zip file:
MasterPages folder contains three master pages. Homepage master page Deliberato-Home.master, the general master page used across the site Deliberato.master and the search master page Deliberato-Search.master. Import Deliberato-Home.master and Deliberato.master into the “Master Page” site objects for the main site using SharePoint Designer.
Also, import Deliberato-Search.master into the “Master Page” for Search site.
PageLayout folder contains a custom page layout created for this theme. This page layout allows you to display the left navigation and other custom functions. Import this custom page layout into “Page Layouts” site objects in SharePoint Designer.
And finally, the third folder called Deliberato contains a css folder, images folder and html folder with the slider used for the homepage.
Place Deliberato folder under your site root. Make sure Network and Network Service accounts have read permissions for this folder.
Once all the files are placed correctly, it is time to set the Deliberato.master as the default master page.
Go to your site homepage and click on Site Actions >> Site Settings.
Under “Look and Feel” click on “Master page” and under Site Master Page select Deliberato.master and click OK.
Go back to the Site Settings and click on “Page layouts and site templates”. Make sure you have the “(Article Page) Deliberato” on the right side pane for Page Layouts.
Go to your site and edit all the pages to inherit the custom page layout “Deliberato”.
Now, we need to take care of the homepage.
On your SharePoint Designer, under Master Pages, right click on the Deliberato-Home.master and select “Set as Custom Master Page”. This will set the Deliberato-Home.master as your default homepage master page.
Navigate to the homepage and edit it: Site Action >> Edit Page. click on “Add a Web Part” >> under Categories select “Media and Content” >> under Web Parts >> Page Viewer >> Click Add button.
Edit the newly added Page Viewer web part and type the following path in the Link textbox /Deliberato/html/Deliberato.htm. Add 580 (pixels) for the Height and 1020 (pixels) for the Width. Set Chrome Type to None and click OK. Next, make sure you see the Page Viewer web part populated with the custom slider and Publish the page and you’re done.
And finally let’s take care of the Search page.
We need to change the search results page first. On the homepage go to Site Actions >> Site Settings and under “Site Collection Administration” click on “Search settings”. Under “Site Collection Search Results Page” change the default setting to “/Search/results.aspx” and click OK. In order to see the “Site Collection Administration” option you need to be a site administrator.
Go to SharePoint Designer and Open Site (http://yourdomain.com/Search). Under “Site Objects” click on Master Pages and import Deliberato-Search.master from Deliberato package. Right-click on the Deliberato-Search.master and pick “Set As Custom Master Page”.
And, that’s all folks! Enjoy another simple and modern theme, and if you like it (or not) leave us a comment. It does help us to improve the next themes. Stay tuned for more!
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