Use Site.com to Customize Your Community | Salesforce
Use Site.com to Customize Your Community
Available in: Salesforce Classic
Available for purchase in: Enterprise, Performance, and Unlimited Editions
Available (with limitations) in: Developer Edition
User Permissions Needed
To build, edit, and manage a community’s custom pages:
“Create and Set Up Communities”
Site.com Publisher User field enabled on the user detail page
Site administrator or designer role assigned at the site level
Communities users can use Site.com to build custom, branded pages for a community. There are many approaches to building custom pages for your community, but these are some of the typical stages involved:
Import Assets—Collect the assets, images, and files you plan to use on your custom page. Import the assets into Site.com Studio, where they appear in the Assets section of the Overview tab.
Create Branded Pages—The quickest and easiest way to create branded pages is to use the Community Template, which is automatically included with all Site.com
community sites. When you create a new page based on the Community Template, the page includes all of the branded styles in your community, including the community’s header and footer. If you want even more control over the look and feel of your community page, you can create your own page template, drag community headers and footers to it from the Widgets section of the Page Elements pane, and add other community styles.
As of Spring ’15, the Community Template is no longer available for new communities. If you already have a Site.com
community that’s based on the Community Template, it will continue to work. For information on creating a community, see Create Communities.
Use Branded CommunityStyles—Develop the look and feel of your custom pages by using the CommunityBranding style sheet, or by creating branded community styles in your own cascading style sheets (CSS). If you're not completely up to speed with CSS, the Style pane provides an easy, visual way to create and manage styles. Or if you're a CSS expert who likes to get straight into the code, you can hand-code community styles right in your own style sheets.
Create Public Pages—Using the template as a base, you can quickly create pages, which automatically inherit all the elements of the page template. Or if you need a standalone page that doesn't follow the overall design, you can create a blank page instead.
Make Pages Private—By default, any page you create in Site.com Studio is publicly available. However, you can make pages private so that only logged-in Communities users can access them.
Add and Edit Content—At this stage, the page is usually ready for you to add and edit content such as text, images, videos, and hyperlinks. And as you work, you can upload any images or files you need.
Review and Test the Page—Testing the changes to your page happens throughout the development cycle. You should always preview your changes to ensure they display as expected in a browser. You can also send a preview link to reviewers so they can review the finished product before it goes live.
Publish the Page—After testing is complete, you're ready to make the page available to your community by publishing your changes.
Add Authenticated Pages to Your Community’s Tab—Now that the page is tested and published, if you’re working with authenticated pages, the final step is to add the page to a tab in your community.
Use Site.com in Sandbox—Site.com is now available on sandbox. When you create a sandbox copy from a production organization, you can include your Site.com sites. You can also copy your sandbox site back to production using the overwrite feature.