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Customize the Look and Feel of Your API Community

Use the Community Builder to customize the branding, look and feel, and site structure of your community pages to match your desired brand identity.

Select Community Builder in the API Community Manager (ACM) Control Panel. By default, the Community Builder displays the Home page and the Pages drop-down list displays Home. You can select the Pages drop-down list to display a list of community pages and specify a different page for customization.

The Community Builder interface contains the customization icons described here.


Select the Components lightning bolt icon in the top left navigation to display the component palette. The component palette includes Salesforce Community Cloud and ACM-specific components. Drag and drop the desired components from the component palette to the community page. Each component has its own configuration options that you can then access by selecting the component on the page.

For detailed component information, refer to ACM Lightning Components and the Salesforce Community Cloud Community Components documentation.

Components that are typically used in Home pages include:

  • Headline

  • Navigation Menu: You can update Max Items to Display (2-15), Menu Item Alignment, and use the Navigation Menu to display, add, remove, and customize options. Home is always present and is always the first item. The following properties can be customized:

    • Name

    • Type

    • Page

    • Publicly available

  • CMS Collection

  • API Carousel: Displays APIs and API versions that are available to the community from Anypoint Exchange.

  • API Details Button: Provides details about an API.

  • Rich text editor

  • HTML editor

Components that are typically used in API details pages include:

  • API Header: Specifies the API name and description.

  • Tabs: Contains the following components: API Documentation Viewer, which displays API Exchange information, API Console, which renders information from the API RAML specification, and Feed, which displays comments, discussions, and questions.

  • API Access Requestor: Registers a client application and requests access to the API.

  • Learn More Button: Provides additional information about the API.

Components that are typically used in My Application pages include:

  • Application Listing: Lists all client applications that the member has registered and can access.

To reorder items on a page, simply drag and drop them.


Select the Theme paintbrush icon in the top left navigation to access the following general branding parameters:

  • Colors: These settings include the site’s General color scheme used throughout the community, including paragraph, heading, and button text.

  • Images: Specify the site’s Company Logo and the login page’s Background Image.

  • Fonts: Specify the site’s fonts, which include a Primary Font and Header Fonts. You can also set the site’s Text Case.

  • Theme Settings

You can also edit CSS rules to adjust your community styling by selecting the Theme drop-down list arrow located next to the Theme title and selecting Edit CSS.


Select the Pages icon, which resembles a bulleted list, in the top left navigation to display the name of the current page or select another page in the community to view and edit. The Pages menu also offers a New Page option.

A new page can be an Object Page or Standard Page. An Object Page is only used with Salesforce objects, so use Standard Page when creating your custom community pages. You can start your standard page by choosing one of the preconfigured pages or making a New Blank Page.

To make a new blank page, select the layout, then enter the new page’s Name and URL. Use the URL to make links to the new page, including links in menus.

The new page is displayed with placeholders for content based on the layout.

Add your components, such as a Headline component in the page header, or an ACM Lightning component such as an ACM API Version Carousel.

The Pages menu also shows the editable configuration properties for each page, which are described in Manage Your Community’s Pages and Their Properties in Community Builder.


Select the Settings gear icon in the top left navigation to access the following parameters:

  • General

  • Theme

  • SEO: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) features define what information can be indexed by external services and discovered through online searches, and can increase traffic to your public community.

Refer to the Community Builder Settings help topic for additional information.

See Also

You can find further information in the Salesforce Community Cloud documentation: