• FAQ: Managing Appearance
    Created by Lisa Braz, Dec 2, 2009
    Updated by Lisa Braz, Aug 1, 2011
    Shared With: cvc

    I created a network and it looks very generic. Can I customize it for my needs?

    Yes, if you are using Clearvale Enterprise. Before you begin inviting people to become network members, you will want to customize the appearance of your site. You can customize as much or as little as you want. Select Admin>Appearance to make changes.

    If you are using Clearvale Express, you cannot customize the look of your network. If you want a network that you can partially or fully customize, contact your Sales associate to see about upgrading to Clearvale Enterprise.

    I don’t like the default background. Can I use my own?

    Yes. You can upload a new image for your background or specify a background color. When you change the background, however, make sure that there is enough contrast between the text and new background image, as well as the logo.  If not, you can upload a different image or change the text color so that it displays clearly against the your background.

    How do I upload a different background?

    Select  Admin>Appearance. Scroll down to Page Header, select a color to use as the background or browse to the image you want to upload and use as the background. Click Save to see your new background.

    In Appearance>Advanced, I selected a theme for my network but don’t like it after all.  If I change it, will anything happen to the information on my site?

    You can select a new theme for your site at anytime; all data and user information is retained.

    I need to have my organization’s logo display on the network. Can I do this?

    Yes, you can upload your own logo or image so that it displays in the upper left-hand corner of the page. Select Admin>Appearance>Branding. Scroll down to Logo and browse to the image that you want to upload. Click Save when done.

    In addition, you can include your own logo on the Network Login and Registration page. To do so, scroll down to Banner and upload your image and then optionally specify a welcome message. Click Save when done.

    I created a new network and need to setup the home page. What do I do?

    As the administrator, you can change the arrangement of your network’s home page. On the home page, click Edit Layout. Then drag the widgets you want from the widget gallery to a location on your page. Make sure to click Save when done.

    I want to display more than one video (or Twitter Feed, etc) on my home page. Can I do this?

    Yes. You can drag more than one of the same type of widget onto your page. For example, you might want to configure one Twitter widget to display Tweets from your CEO and another to display Tweets about your company.

    Wim van Iersel

    Where can I find more information about the appearance options, to be exact the Upload Theme and Upload Layout options on the advanced page.

    Nov 9, 2010

    Lisa Braz

    Wim, Please contact your account manager, Ian Heggs, for help with customizing the themes and layouts.

    Nov 9, 2010