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Known Issue: Theme Colors Revert to Default SharePoint Colors on Modern Sites

This article is deprecatedThe issue was fixed in the 7.1.5.xx ShortPoint version.

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You have noticed that some colors on your Modern Communication and Teams site pages revert to the default SharePoint theme color:

Colors from Theme Builder Color Palette:

Refreshing the page sometimes fixes the issue.


Due to recent update from Microsoft side, SharePoint is now applying the default out-of-the-box color theme on some Communication and Teams sites instead of theme colors selected by user.


You may fix this issue and bring the colors back by adding custom JavaScript code in Theme Builder.

Important: The following workaround will not fix the colors on the system pages (e.g., Site contents, Site pages, Documents etc.). We are planning to fix this issue in our upcoming release.

Step 1. Open Custom JavaScript section in ShortPoint Theme Builder

Open Theme Builder (Site contents > ShortPoint Dashboard > Theme Builder > Customize my site).

Navigate to Utilities Custom JavaScript:

Step 2: Add the fix code

Add the following code in the text box:

(function() {
shortpoint.core.util.spfx.getAppliedTheme().then(function(response) {
var themeData = JSON.parse(response.d.GetContextWebThemeData);
var theming = shortpoint.branding.util.spfx.theming;
var theme = theming.convertOldThemeStructureToSpfx(themeData);

Press Apply and Publish. 

That's it, the colors should now be the ones as you have in your chosen theme.

Note: if the changes do not reflect immediately, try re-entering the theme colors (Theme Builder > Branding > Color Palette) and publishing them again.

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