Somnio – Premium SharePoint 2013 Theme V2

Author: Luis Kerr

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39 Responses

  1. Tim Ho says:

    I found that your company can provide the Somnio – Premium SharePoint 2013 Theme. Is there any trial version can be download? How about the template changing scheme? Can this support SharePoint 2013 on Prem and O365 online?

    • Luis Kerr says:

      Tim, there is no trial version for Somnio theme. Please try the freely available ShareBooth theme before buying Somnio theme. If you don’t have any issues installing ShareBooth then you should be fine installing Somnio theme.

      Somnio theme is only compatible with SharePoint 2013 Publishing Sites (On Prem). Somnio theme will not work on Team Sites, SharePoint 2007/2010, SharePoint Foundation neither on SharePoint Online (Office 365).

  2. MAG says:

    You list the following: Four theme colors: Blue, Red, Green and Orange. How easy is it to modify the existing CSS to modify these colors?

  3. Daniel Beck says:

    Hi, how is this theme deployed? Does it require farm install or just with Site Collection Administrator access I can deploy it?

  4. Ne.Pe says:

    Does a version for SharePoint Online exists ?

    • Luis Kerr says:

      We started working on porting the SP2013 version to SP Online but Microsoft announced almost a year ago that they will stop supporting Public Website feature on SharePoint Online. So, don’t waste your time with public facing websites on SP Online.

      • Ne.Pe says:

        Ok but there is still a market with Intranet WebSite for you 😉
        My companies wants to use SP Online for our Intranet WebSite and for demonstration purpose

      • Lauren Drummond-Bruce says:

        Concurred. We’d also like to use this for an internal SP cloud environment (e.g. Azure — but not OnPremise).

  5. Adam says:

    Hi Luis,

    I’m looking at trying out one of your themes and a question was asked previously but not answered around what level of access is required to install the theme? Is it site admin or a farm install please? Do you have a separate document for installation?

    Also do these themes work on any site and not necessarily on a public website as you correctly state MS have stopped supporting this. Basically are they suitable for team and intranet sites?

    Finally do you have a list of all your Themes that you have created?

    Thanks and sorry for all the questions. I tried to find a direct email/link for you directly.

  6. Brian says:

    Does your theme style the TopNav (Managed Navigation: Term Set) menu?

  7. B Singh says:

    Will this theme work with SharePoint 2013 team sites with SharePoint server publishing features activated?

  8. Erin says:

    Just confirming this is compatible with an on prem 2013 SharePoint environment… correct? Also, are there any additional licenses needed once we pay the above cost and implement?

    • Luis Kerr says:

      Erin, Somnio theme is compatible with On Prem 2013 SharePoint Publishing Sites. It will not work on Team Sites. Once you pay for it it is yours to customize it the way you like. So, you do whatever you like with it and no extra fees or additional licenses required.

  9. Andrew says:

    Are there any modifications that need to be made in order for this to work with SharePoint 2016 On-Prem?

  10. Sal says:

    Can I deploy your solution as sandbox solution?

  11. Phil says:

    When was the V2 Somnio theme released?

  12. Andrew says:

    Hi There,

    Has this been updated for 2016 yet?


  13. Rob Hughes says:

    I am considering using the Somnio theme and have had no problems installing the free ShareBoot theme. My question is: Does Somnio respond correctly on mobile devices? Namely the top navigation area. The ShareBoot theme failed to put the top navigation items in the hamburger menu. Does Somnio work properly on mobile devices?

  14. Francis says:

    What’s the planned release date for this theme on SharePoint 2016?
    Thanks in advance.

    • Luis Kerr says:

      Francis, this theme works fine in SP2016 as well. Just make sure you select 15 for “Compatible UI Version” when you create the new Master Page.

  15. Shahad says:

    I have a publishing site with Team Collaboration Lists activated. will this theme work properly with Apps like Discussion Board or Announcements?


  16. Danila Dinan says:

    I notice this disclaimer: “This theme will not work on Team Sites and SharePoint 2007/2010/2016.”, Will it work on a team site that has publishing enabled? Please let me know as we are considering a potential purchase.,

  17. Sam says:

    Hi Luis

    I bought somnio a few years ago. Back then, I believe it was based on 2010 master pages. I don’t suppose it has been upgraded to 2013 master pages?



    • Luis Kerr says:

      Somnio theme was developed for SP2013. But, there is a hack to make it work on SP2016. You have to select “15” for “Compatible UI Version” when you create the new Master Page. Make sure you test it properly on your test environment first.

  18. Paul Kemp says:

    I’ve followed the installation document to the letter but cant see any of the zones when editing the webpage content. Any ideas? I’m stumped.

  19. Shahad says:

    we are happy using the theme for sharepoint 2013 on Premise for a year now. but we are looking for upgrading the environment to sharepoint 2016. how will the theme response to this upgrade?

    what are the other options?


    • Luis Kerr says:

      Shahad, Somnio theme should still work on SP2016. You just need to select the Compatible UI Version 15 for the Master Page.

  20. Sam says:

    Does any of the themes work on Sharepoint 2019 on Premise site

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