SharePoint Site Collection – Change Title, Description, Logo, and Site Administrator

This SharePoint tutorial explains, how to change the site collection, title, and logo in SharePoint Online or SharePoint 2013/2016.

Also, we will see how to change the site collection administrator in SharePoint Online or SharePoint 2013/2016.

Also, we will see how to add a background image to a SharePoint site.

Change site collection title, description, and logo in SharePoint

Step 1: Login to your SharePoint site -> Go to the Settings gear icon in the right side of the page -> Click on Site settings.

change sharepoint site collection title
change sharepoint site collection title

Step 2: Go to the Title, description and logo under Look and feel section.

change sharepoint site collection description
change sharepoint site collection description

Step 3: Next you will redirect to a new page where you can able to provide the Site title, description, and logo. Read: How to change the site logo in SharePoint 2016/2013/Online.

change sharepoint site collection logo
change sharepoint site collection logo

Note: We can also update the SharePoint Site title, description and logo using PowerShell command.

#Get the Web
$Web= Get-SPWeb "https://pikasha12.sharepoint.com/sites/DLH"

#Set the Title & Description
$Web.Title = "Enjoy SharePoint"

#Set Site Logo Icon
$web.SiteLogoUrl = "https://pikasha12.sharepoint.com/sites/DLH/SiteAssets/Mylogo.png"
 
#Set Logo Description
$web.SiteLogoDescription = "Logo for Enjoy SharePoint"

#Update the changes
$web.Update()

Note: We can also update the site Title and description using CSOM in SharePoint.

string siteUrl = "https://pikasha12.sharepoint.com/sites/DLH";

//Costruttore 
using (ClientContext clientContext = new ClientContext(siteUrl))
{
          //change title and description of siteUrl 
           Web website = clientContext.Web;

           website.Title = "Enjoy SharePoint";
           website.Description = "SharePoint Hub.";

           website.Update();

           clientContext.ExecuteQuery();
}

Change site collection administrator in SharePoint

Now we will see how we can Change site collection administrator in SharePoint Online. The same way you can also change site collection administrator in SharePoint 2013/2016.

Step 1: Login to your SharePoint site -> Go to the Settings gear icon in the right side of the page -> Click on Site settings.

change sharepoint site collection administrator
change sharepoint site collection administrator

Step 2: Click on Site collection administrators under user and permissions.

change sharepoint online site collection administrator
change sharepoint online site collection administrator

Step 3: Enter the name which you want to set administrator in the site and click on OK button.

how to change sharepoint online site collection administrator
how to change sharepoint online site collection administrator

How to add a background image to a SharePoint site

Now, let us see, how to add background image to a SharePoint online site.

We will learn to add a background image to the header of the SharePoint modern sites and a background to the classic SharePoint site.

We can quickly and easily customize the look of the SharePoint site to reflect the professional style and branding. Things to be considered when coming up with a perfect look for the site include font, color, and background image.

Add background image to a SharePoint Modern Site

Here we will learn to add background image to a SharePoint Modern Site.

  • Open SharePoint Modern site
  • Click on the gear icon.
  • Click on the Change the look.
Add background image to the SharePoint Modern Site
Add background image to the SharePoint Modern Site
  • Click on the Header
Add background image to the SharePoint Modern Site
Add background image to the SharePoint Modern Site
  • Choose the layout of the header that is Extended( this layout has an option for background image).
add background image to sharepoint site
add background image to sharepoint site
  • Under Background, you can choose the theme or you can upload the image.
SharePoint Modern Site add background image
SharePoint Modern Site add background image
  • To upload the image, click on the upload icon
Add background image to the SharePoint Modern Site
SharePoint Modern page background image
  • Click on Save to save the background of the header.
Add background image to the SharePoint Modern Site
Add background image to the SharePoint Modern Site

Note: In SharePoint Modern site, there is no option to change the background image of the whole SharePoint site.

Add background image to a SharePoint classic site

Here we will learn to add background image to a SharePoint classic site.

  • Open SharePoint Classic site.
  • Click on the Gear icon-> change the look
Add background image to the SharePoint classic site
Add background image to SharePoint site
  • Select the Theme which one you want.
add background image sharepoint 2013
add background image sharepoint 2013
  • On the right side, you can add the image for the background. Click on the change.
  • And also you can change the colors, site layout, and fonts.
change background image sharepoint site
change background image sharepoint site
  • Choose a image which one you want to add as background image. Then click on OK.
add a background image to sharepoint 2013 site
add a background image to sharepoint 2013 site
  • Click on Try it out.
change background image sharepoint 2013
change background image sharepoint 2013
  • If you like the preview, then click on Yes keep it or else click on No, not quite there.
Adding background image to the SharePoint classic site
Adding background image to the SharePoint classic site

After changing the background image, your site look like below screenshot according to your theme and background image you have selected.

insert background image sharepoint 2013
insert background image sharepoint 2013

This is how we can add a background image to a SharePoint Online classic site.

Add a background image to a SharePoint Page

Now, let us see, how to add a background image to a SharePoint page, also we will see how to add background color to a SharePoint page.

The solution will work in SharePoint Online classic sites and it will not work on modern SharePoint sites.

Follow the steps to add a background image to a SharePoint Online web part page.

  • Open SharePoint site.
  • Upload the image to the SharePoint classic site (Site contents -> Site assets -> click on upload -> files-> upload the image).
  • Copy the image path (Click on the More icon next to the image -> Details -> path-> copy the whole path)
  • Which page you want to add a background image, open it and click on Edit on the right top corner of the page.
Add background image to the SharePoint classic site
Add background image to the SharePoint classic site
  • Click on insert.
  • Click on the Web part
Add background image to the SharePoint classic site
Add a background image to a SharePoint Page
  • Under Categories click on the Media and Content, under Parts click on the Script editor, and then click on Add.
Add background image to the SharePoint classic site
Add background image to the SharePoint classic site
  • Now, from the dropdown click on the edit web part, on the right side of the web part.
Add background image to the SharePoint classic site
Add background image to the SharePoint site
  • Click on the Edit Snippet.
how to add background image to the SharePoint site
how to add background image to the SharePoint site
  • Then embed the code to change the background image:
<style>
body{
background-image : url(“paste the copied path of the image”) !important
}
</style>

!important is used to override the existing styles SharePoint might want to apply.

Add background image to the SharePoint classic site
Add background image to the SharePoint classic site
  • Click on insert.
  • Click on Save in the top left corner.

Now you can see your page background image change in the classic SharePoint site.

Add background image to the SharePoint classic site
Add background image to the SharePoint classic site

This is how we can change the background image of a SharePoint web part page.

Add a background color to a SharePoint Page

Now, let us see how to add a background color to a SharePoint page. Follow the steps to add the background color to a SharePoint Online web part page.

  • Open SharePoint Online site
  • Which page you want to add background color, open it and click on Edit on the right top corner of the page.
add background color to sharepoint site
add background color to sharepoint site
  • Click on insert.
  • Click on the Web part
add background color to sharepoint site
Add background color to the page of the SharePoint classic site
  • Under Categories click on the Media and Content, under Parts click on the Script editor, and then click on Add.
Add background color to page of  SharePoint classic site
add background color to sharepoint online site
  • Now, from the dropdown click on the edit web part, on the right side of the web part.
Add background color to the page of the SharePoint classic site
How to add background color to sharepoint online site
  • Click on the Edit Snippet.
  • Then embed the code to change the background color:
<style>
body{
background-color: f59a11 !important;
}
</style>

!important is used to override the existing styles SharePoint might want to apply.

Add a background color to a SharePoint Page
Add a background color to a SharePoint Page
  • Click on insert.
  • Click on Save in the top left corner.

Now you can see the background color of the page of SharePoint Online site.

This is how to change the background color of a SharePoint Online web part page.

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The above steps need to follow to change the site collection Title, Description, and logo in SharePoint. Also, we say how we can change the site collection administrator in SharePoint Online. We also saw, how to add a background image to a SharePoint site. Also, we saw how to add a background color to a SharePoint Page and how to add a background image to a SharePoint Page.

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