Category: Lightning components

Highlights of the Winter ’19 Salesforce Communities Release

Highlights of the Winter ’19 Salesforce Communities Release

As we wave a final farewell to Koa and Kokua, we turn our eyes toward bigger and better features in the Winter ’19 release. As per the usual, I’m nerd-level excited over these improvements – just ask anyone who begins to talk Salesforce Communities with me!

Winter ’19 is heavily focused on the user experience through gamification, enhanced accessibility, providing the right content to the right audience at the right time, among some other notable changes. Read through the highlights below!

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Check out the new Lightning Component Library (Beta)!

Check out the new Lightning Component Library (Beta)!

HUGE news just came out around the new Lightning Component Library – it now has the documentation for the controller layer of your component! If you had limited knowledge of how to set up the logic layer of a component, you had to insert the logic either yourself or using help from a developer. Now all the pieces are there for you!

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Top 5 Winter ’18 Community Features to be Excited About

It’s that time of year again, pumpkin spice starts to invade your food and drinks and Salesforce begins their Winter release process. Even though it’s still early and many new features are in preview or beta, I’m really excited about seeing these live in Lightning Communities!

There’s quite a bit of new features coming to Communities this release, so here’s an overview of my top 5 areas: Continue reading “Top 5 Winter ’18 Community Features to be Excited About”

Tailor Your Salesforce Community with Custom Theme Layouts

One of the biggest pain points of Salesforce Community templates we heard from our clients was that they didn’t want it to look like a “template” community. With the Winter ’17 release came custom themes, allowing admins and developers to create a custom branded community all while still being able to leverage Salesforce’s standard and custom components.

In this post I’m going to walk you through building and applying a theme to your community. I understand themes can be a little overwhelming to the uninitiated, but once you understand them, and get some experience under your belt, you’ll begin to see the power and control they offer. Continue reading “Tailor Your Salesforce Community with Custom Theme Layouts”

Leverage Salesforce Ideas in Your Community

One of the greatest features you can offer your customer or partner base as a product-driven company is an idea engine. It allows those who use your product regularly to offer suggestions on how to improve it, features to add, or what new products to create. Giving the power to your customers to help make the decision on what gets added to the next release helps drive value to your community and your brand. Continue reading “Leverage Salesforce Ideas in Your Community”