Setting Private Label Customization Preferences

As a site administrator, you can control the overall appearance of your site and all the wikis on it. You can create a unified look for your wikis or allow organizers to choose their own. In this post, we’ll show you how to set these site-wide look and feel preferences.

To customize the look of your site there are several things to consider:

  • Do you want to change the default look for your site and all the wikis created on it?
  • Do you want the organizers of the wikis on your site to be able to change the theme of their wikis?
  • Do you want organizers to be able to change the colors of their wiki’s theme?

Changing the Default Theme for Your Site

The default theme for your Private Label site is Tatami. Anytime someone creates a new wiki on your site, that wiki will use the Tatami theme. You can control the look of new wikis on your site by changing to a different pre-made or custom theme. To change the default theme for your site:

  1. Go to “Site Administration” and then the “Settings” tab.
  2. Click on “Site Look & Feel.”
  3. There, you’ll see your site-wide theme. Click on “Change Theme” to select a different default theme for your site.
  4. On your Themes page, you can apply a custom theme or one of our pre-made themes. Once you click “Apply,” this theme will become your site’s new default theme.

The Theme: Site-Wide or Individual Wikis

As a Private Label administrator, you have the ability to control the branding of your site and wikis. As a business, you might want each wiki to use the same theme, creating a unified look for your site. As an administrator of your school’s site, you might decide to open all themes up to your educators, allowing them to personalize their classroom wikis. To change your preferences for the site-wide theme:

  1. Go to “Site Administration” and then the “Settings” tab.
  2. Click on “Site Look & Feel.”
  3. There, you’ll see the option “Use Site-Wide Theme.” If you would like every wiki to look the same, choose this option. If you would instead like organizers to choose their wiki’s theme, deselect this option.
  4. Click “Save” to apply this change.

Your Colors: Site-Wide or Individual Wikis

You can also determine whether you want to restrict color selection to the site administrator or open it up to wiki organizers. To set your preferences for this option:

  1. Go to “Site Administration” and then the “Settings” tab.
  2. Click on “Site Look & Feel.”
  3. You will see the option “Use Site-Wide Colors.” If you would like everyone to use the site’s colors, choose this option. If you would like organizers to choose the colors of their own wiki, deselect this option.
  4. Save your preference.

Western Sydney Institute’s site is a great example of how a site can have a unified look while giving wiki organizers the ability to personalize their wikis. They have a branded site-wide theme for their institute but allow organizers to select their wiki colors. You can get a sense of how this works by checking out their home page, Business Services’ wiki and their Information Technology wiki.

Want to learn more? Visit this post for more resources on setting up the look of your site.

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