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SharePoint Page Section Backgrounds

Posted on April 23, 2024

One welcome addition to the Look and Feel of the SharePoint pages was the addition of new SharePoint Page Section Backgrounds. In this article, I explain what they are and how to configure them.

How Page Section Backgrounds worked in the past

In the past, if you wanted to add some color to the Page Section, you only had 4 choices, all of which were derived from the Site Theme.

SharePoint Page Section Backgrounds Pagebackgroundsections2

New Page Section Background options

With the recent change, we now have many more choices for making a given section stand out. The new section backgrounds are standard across all pages and are not dependent on the site theme.

SharePoint Page Section Backgrounds

Add New Page Section Backgrounds

To add the new page sections, do the following:

  1. Edit the page
  2. Edit a given Page SectionPagebackgroundsections4
  3. Choose the desired section background. You can also change the opacity if you wish.SharePoint Page Section Backgrounds
  4. Republish the Page
  5. Here is an example of what it might look likeSharePoint Page Section Backgrounds

Page Section Backgrounds are available in both SharePoint Pages and News Posts.

About Me

I’m Greg Zelfond, a U.S. based SharePoint consultant, and I provide affordable out-of-the-box SharePoint consulting, training, and configuration assistance to small and medium-sized businesses all over the world.

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