An issue with custom themes and communities

I have had a PMR open for some time relating to a bit of a known issue with Custom themes and Connections communities.

There was an issue where you would create a custom theme :

commTheme1

In my case I also customised the coloured community themes also:

commTheme2

When clicking on forums, blogs etc the theme was stripped out displaying:

commTheme3

It appears there was a step missing from the wiki!!

http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Defining_a_community_theme_ic301

Step 1.dd. Remove the file theme.css from the corporateTheme directory

In my case I had based my custom theme on the default theme and had used it as the default Community theme (which has no theme.css), so all communities with the default theme appeared correctly.

BUT, I had also lightly customised the coloured community themes – removing (or renaming) the theme.css from each coloured theme has resolved the issue.

Thank you mr Kieran Reid for investigating and confirming this was the issue.

[Originally posted on The Connections Blog by Sharon Bellamy where it had no comments]

Stuart McIntyre is a Senior Strategist at Fostering Community Limited. He curates a number of product-focused news sites, is a lapsed podcaster, founded the Social Connections user group and regularly speaks at conferences and events. This blog represents his own slightly-eccentric and usually-controversial opinions!