When creating projects in Project Server, there is an opportunity to create site templates that are automatically utilised on project creation. In SharePoint 2013 there is a new option within the cog called ‘Change the look’. In Project Server there are two options to change this:
- There is an “enterprise” site look and feel defined by the site templates associated to each EPT
- Each project site owner can customize his site individually changing the look and feel
I Recently noticed a common issue in Project Server 2013. Previously in Project Server and SharePoint 2010 when creating a template you would not select the tick box “include content” generally. However this changes as of SharePoint and Project Server 2013. When creating a new site template in 2013, you need to ensure you check the box to “include content”. If you don’t do this, any sites created from your new template will have the “Change the look” functionality missing; it will load a blank page as shown below:
To resolve this issue you need to ensure you select “include content” when saving the new site template. I would ensure that there is no metadata that has been added to the lists as this will also come across. After you make this change and create the new project you should now have the “Change the look” functionality working as expected.