Uploading your custom theme

When you're finished developing your theme files, you should zip them up and upload them to your instance via the Admin Console.

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.
Fastpath: Admin Console: System > Settings > Themes
  1. Compress your custom theme files into a ZIP file.
  2. In the Admin Console, go to System > Settings > Themes and click Create New Theme.
  3. Enter a name and description for this theme, and then click Create Theme.
  4. Upload your theme as a ZIP file.
    Note: New themes are applied immediately, so we strongly recommend testing them thoroughly on a test instance before deploying them on your production instance.
Attention: if you upgrade your site, you need to upgrade your themes as well. For more information, see Upgrading custom themes and templates