After reading this article you’ll know how to:
Create a new theme block
Share it via the block store
Manage a theme block’s permissions
Our platform expands its capabilities by presenting new features in the Next-gen applications, one of which is adding your own custom blocks to the application and sharing them via the block store. This article in particular explains how to create a new custom theme in the theme builder section and then save and share it via the block store. By learning to handle this feature, you will be able to experience an easy and fast way of obtaining reusable color schemes, fonts, icon sizing, and other personalizable items of the theme builder in your application. Moreover, it gives you the possibility to share themes with other developers from different organizations.
Saving a new theme block
Let’s say you’ve customized the theme of your application to your liking and now you want to save it to reuse later in other projects. In order to do this, you need to find and press the
Come up with a name, theme name, and description for your block in a new modal window. Then press
From now on you’ll be able to see this newly created block in the block store. Open the block store from the builder bar on the left (1). The
Managing the block
Open the ‘Dev blocks’ tab where you will be able to find recently created blocks. Click on the block itself to view the details, edit it, or release it to a defined target audience.
Take a look at the detail page of our newly created Corporate Theme Block. In the menu on the left, you’ll find some buttons that enable you to release the block’s content and set the visibility for who may see and delete it.
Just as an example, let’s make our theme block available for every platform user within our organization. Click the
The last thing to do in order to turn this block live and running is to release it. Press the
If you want to find out more about installing blocks (including the theme blocks) and setting them up in your application, it’s recommended to read through this article. Have fun!