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.
What is a Salesforce Community Custom Theme?
Custom themes are simply a type of Lightning component, offering all the abilities of a native component, in addition to being able to control the “template” of your community. You can still surface attributes for further customization, apply styles specific to the theme, and even apply custom logic, if required.
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