Custom Themes Advanced Topics

Use these topics to learn how to build advanced custom themes that add or change CSS classes, map your themes to specific parts of the UI, and change the structure of UI pages.

Jive Software strongly recommends using the out-of-the-box Theming Tool whenever possible due to upgrade risks when using Soy or Freemarker themes. Alternatively, you can engage Jive Software's professional service team to help you develop a custom theme if you don't want to do it yourself. Just ask your Jive Software account representative about this service.

You'll need to be comfortable working with FreeMarker and Soy templates. Depending on what you do, you might also need to get a more thorough understanding on how the application is structured; editing one file sometimes requires knowing how a few others work, too.