Before you begin
To edit configuration files, you must use the IBM
® Application Server wsadmin client. See Starting the wsadmin client
for information about how to start the wsadmin command-line tool.
About this task
The list of themes displayed in the theme palette in Communities corresponds to the list of themes defined in the Communities configuration file, communities-config.xml
. If you want to remove a specific theme from the palette, you can do so by removing the theme or commenting out the relevant section in the configuration file. Or, if you have applied corporate branding to all of IBM
Connections, and you want to disable community theming so that the branding applies to all communities, you can do so by removing all of the theme information from the communities-config.xml
file. When you remove all of the theme information, the option to choose a theme no longer displays when users are creating or editing communities.
To remove community themes, complete the following steps.
- Start the wsadmin client from the following directory of the system on which you installed the Deployment Manager:
is the WebSphere
Application Server installation directory and dm_profile_root
is the Deployment Manager profile directory, typically dmgr01.
You must start the client from this directory or subsequent commands that you enter do not execute correctly.
- Start the Communities Jython script interpreter.
- Use the following command to access the Communities configuration files:
If prompted to specify a service to connect to, type 1 to pick the first node in the list. Most commands can run on any node. If the command writes or reads information to or from a file using a local file path, you must pick the node where the file is stored.
- Check out the Communities configuration files using the following command:
- working_directory is the temporary working directory to which the configuration XML and XSD files are copied. The files are kept in this working directory while you make changes to them.
Note: AIX and Linux only: The directory must grant write permissions or the command will not run successfully.
- cell_name is the name of the WebSphere Application Server cell hosting the IBM Connections application. This argument is required. If you do not know the cell name, you can determine it by typing the following command in the wsadmin command processor:
- Open communities-config.xml in a text editor.
- Do one of the following:
Save the communities-config.xml file.
After making changes, you must check the configuration files back in, and you must do so during the same wsadmin session in which you checked them out for your configuration changes to take effect. You must also stop and restart the Communities server. See Applying property changes in Communities for information about how to save and apply your changes.
- To remove a specific theme, find the <comm:theme> element that corresponds to the theme that you want to remove, and either delete that section or comment it out.
- To remove all community themes, delete or comment out all of the <comm:theme> elements in the file.
Parent topic: Adding a custom theme to Communities
Defining a community theme
Adding a theme to the Communities configuration file
Specifying the name of a custom theme
Applying property changes in Communities