Custom themes advanced topics

Here you can find 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.

We strongly recommend that you use the out-of-the-box Theming Tool whenever possible due to upgrade risks when using Soy or FreeMarker themes. Alternatively, you can engage our professional service team to help you develop a custom theme if you don't want to do it yourself. Ask your Jive Software account representative about this service. For more information about the Theming Tool, see Theming community.

You 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.