“There Was an Error While Attempting to Get the Theme”

Modern SharePoint Online is buggy in some aspects. One of those being the themes. Out of nowhere, modern themes start giving errors – and waiting 24 hours doesn’t seem to solve it.

To fix it, go back to the classic themes and change it to something else. This will kickstart the modern themes again. Thanks to Andy Talbot for the heads up on this.


  1. “Modern SharePoint Online is buggy in some aspects” – that’s generous. I find it to be a uphill battle sloughing through reams of misinformation and idiotic design choices.

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