Customize your SharePoint site

There are several things you can do to customize your SharePoint in Microsoft 365 or SharePoint Server 2019 site. The sections below list those things and provide links to more information about how to perform each task.

You can also download an infographic with a high-level overview of the different ways you can customize your SharePoint site.

Customize the theme

You can change the look of your SharePoint site so it matches your organization's brand.

Change the theme of your SharePoint site

For more information about customizing the theme of your site, see Change the look of your SharePoint site.

Customize the site header

You can change the header and logo for your SharePoint site.

Note: The minimal and extended header layouts will be temporarily removed from the Change the look panel for GCC, GCC High, DoD, Gallatin, and Sovereign clouds customers. Sites using the minimal header will automatically transition to the compact header and sites using the extended header layout will automatically transition to the standard header.

Change the look header

Site header image recommendations

In addition to pages, you may want to add custom logos or images in an extended layout. Here are size recommendations for those elements.

Element

Description

Recommendation

Width x Height in pixels

Site logo

Larger logo that can be non-square and transparent depending on the design uploaded

192 x 64 

Format: PNG, JPEG, SVG (SVG not allowed on group-connected sites)

Site logo thumbnail

A square logo thumbnail that is used if no site logo is uploaded or in places that a square format is required

This element is required.

64 x 64 

Format: PNG, JPEG, SVG (SVG not allowed on group-connected sites)

Extended layout site logo

The extended header layout has an extended site logo width.

300 x 64p

Format: JPEG, PNG, SVG

Extended Layout background image

A new background image that can be utilized with the extended header.

2560 x 164

Format: JPEG, PNG

For more information about customizing the site header of your site, see Change the look of your SharePoint site.

Change the logo

One way you can customize your SharePoint site is by changing the site logo.

Change the logo for your SharePoint site

For more information about changing the logo for your site, see Manage your SharePoint site settings.

Edit the navigation

You can add or remove links on your site navigation.

Add a link to the SharePoint team site left navigation

For more information about editing your site navigation, see Customize the navigation on your SharePoint site.

For information about changing the look of your site navigation, see Change the look of your SharePoint site.

Add a site footer

You can add a site footer and edit footer navigation links to communication site site pages. They are not available for list pages, library pages, or other pages on your site.

Note: If you don’t see Change the look on the Settings menu, you may not have permission to manage this option. For more information, see Understanding permission levels in SharePoint or ask your administrator.

SharePoint site footer

For more information about customizing the theme of your site, see Change the look of your SharePoint site.

Add and edit pages

You can create, edit, and customize pages on your site with rich, responsive layouts.

Section layout

For more information, see Add a page to a site.

Add web parts

Web parts provide a way for you to add robust content to your SharePoint site.

Add to page button

For more information about adding web parts, see Using web parts on SharePoint pages.

Need to create a SharePoint site?

Check out one of the below articles to create a site in SharePoint.

Create a team site in SharePoint

Create a communication site in SharePoint

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