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Customizing Napili Template Of SFDC For Communities - Community Cloud

Recently I have been busy working with salesforce community cloud platform and I am impressed by the new added features of Spring 16 .

You can watch the Release Readiness webinar for more details on what are added features for community cloud 

Lets talk about something which most of client (Either SI or ISV ) would love to have with the Napili template .The first question that clients ask with Napili is its flexibility to customize and tailor to their specific needs .

The very straight forward questions that people familiar with Napili template ask are as follows 

Can I change the CSS and look and feel ?  

Well yes and No ....The new branding editor you can sparingly use CSS and change look and   feel   and community editor can also help you to some extent to change labels and the color and you can really get closer to what you want .Just note that efforts will be high if we want to change the entire template design.

Will i be able to populate data from custom objects and standard objects a…

Lightning components - Where all can I have thee...

With Salesforce investing lot on lightning components and I am sure lot of devs in salesforce world have started working with lightning components .

I have also started working on lightning components and below is some cool list on where all currently salesforce allows these components and a small snippet for each showing the interface that lightning component must implement .

Exciting ...Exciting ...Lets start...


Add Lightning Components to Salesforce1
 The appHostable interface makes the component available as a custom tab.

All that one has to do is to create a lightning custom tab from salesforce Tabs and add to SF1 Navigation's .




Add Lightning Components to Lightning Experience
The interface implemented remains as appHostable .The key here is how we can add this tab to new App launcher 





Configure Components for Communities
Configure Components for Lightning App Builder
Configure Components for Lightning Experience Record Home Pages (PILOT)



















A good example can be one demonstrated by BalaK…

Lightning Components Tokens

One of the coolest addition to lightning components in Spring 16 release has been Lightning components Tokens .This feature is in developer preview mode and I already see use case for this feature .

Tokens make it easy to ensure that your design is consistent, and even easier to update it as your design evolves.
In this blogpost we will discover how to create these design tokens and how to use it inside the lightning components .I am using spring 16 pre-release org to demonstrate .This feature will be available only after your sandboxes are upgraded to spring 16 release .
Developer console is quickest method to edit and create lightning resources .In developer console you will see lightning tokens 


To create a design token simply click on the lightning Tokens
File | New | Lightning Tokens.
One important thing thats mandatory is to name the lightning Tokens file as "defaultTokens" .This is very important the tokens defined within it are automatically accessible in all Lightning com…