xpecto – Free SharePoint Online Theme
xpecto is a simple, clean and fully responsive mobile friendly Coming Soon/Landing page theme for SharePoint Online. The theme is lightweight and contains an easy to customize countdown clock in the top section and five more editable sections below.
A landing page, as its name may suggest, it is just a single page divided it into separate sections which allows you to promote a specific product or action and increases your viewership by targeting a particular audience. In this case, xpecto theme will allow you to create a nifty countdown SharePoint page, which of course could be used for other purposes depending on your web developing/SharePoint skills.
SharePoint Online can be purchased as a standalone offering or as part of an Office 365 suite where you could also get access to Exchange, Lync, the Office clients and web apps.
xpecto theme is intended to help SharePoint Online newbies with the site branding and customization of public-facing websites. More work might be necessary if not required.
Download the xpecto.zip and extract the files.
Assuming you already have a SharePoint Online (Office 365) public site created, go to Site Settings and under “Web Designer Galleries” area click on “Master pages and page layouts” and then click on “Themable” folder. Upload first the master page xpecto.master, provided in the xpecto package, by selecting Files tab on the ribbon and then “Upload Document”. On the pop-up window make sure you select “ASP NET Master Page” for the Content Type, give your master page a name and a title, select version 15 and hit Save button. Make sure you publish the master page.
Next, upload the page layout xpecto-Home.aspx under the same Themable folder. Click on the Files tab on the ribbon, and click “Upload Document”. On the pop-up window select “Page Layout” Content Type, give your page layout a name and a title. For the Associated Content Type select “Page Layout Content Types” for the Group and “Article Page” for Content Type Name.
Next, go to “Site Contents” and click on “Style Library” (Site Settings >> Site Contents). Under “Style Library” create a new folder called xpecto. Under the newly created xpecto folder create three new folders: css, images and js and upload the contents provided in the xpecto package. Make sure you publish all the files or even better try to change the permissions for xpecto folder so Anonymous Users have read access by clicking on Library tab, then hit the “Library Settings” button and then click on “Permissions for this document library” link. Make sure you have “View Items” rights for Anonymous Users.
Once you’re done uploading all the files go to “Site Settings” and under “Look and Feel” click on “Master page”. On the “Site Master Page Settings” make sure you have xpecto master page selected as Default and for “Any Mobile Device” and click OK button. I don’t recommend changing the System Master Page, just leave the default on.
To assign xpecto page layout, edit the page and from the “Page Layout” option under Page tab select the xpecto Page Layout.
Once the xpecto Page Layout has been selected, fill out the necessary sections with the mock-up content provided in the html folder. So, for the Intro Section use the 1-home-intro.html and for About Section use the 2-home-about.html and so on. Add Content Editor web part for each section so you can Copy&Paste the HTML code provided for each section.
To change the countdown clock open xpecto.js located in the js folder and modify line 73.
If you like the theme don’t forget to leave a comment or maybe you would like to show your appreciation and buy me a beer! Thank you and stay tuned for more SharePoint branding goodies!
– Coming Soon/Countdown/Landing page
– Clean, Modern and Responsive Web Design
– 1 custom Master Page
– 1 custom Page Layout
– Font Awesome Icons
– 7 HTML Page Templates
– Ideal for any screen resolution (automatically adjusting to different screen resolutions)
– Simple & Easy to Deploy and Customize
– Compatible with modern browsers (tested successfully on Chrome, Safari, Firefox, IE9+)
– Developed for SharePoint Online (O365) Publishing Sites