How to: Create Custom Themes

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Theme templates give teams the ability to upload their own custom, branded event site themes through a simple CSS file upload. Once uploaded, Admins will be able to select the custom theme when creating events or designing existing events.  

Note: Creating a custom theme requires CSS knowledge. Please reach out to your Account Manager for assistance.


Creating a Custom CSS or SCSS Theme 

To create a theme, navigate to the Content tab of the Brandlive Admin Console dashboard and select 'Templates' from the lefthand navigation menu. 

Then, click 'Download blank theme sccs' to download our template file and make your changes.


Uploading a Custom Theme 

Once you have inserted your custom CSS into the template file, it can be uploaded to the Content tab by selecting the blue 'Add' button and clicking "Add Template." 


Then, a modal will appear to make the following selections:


  • Theme name: Display name in the platform 
  • Theme description: Describe your theme so users will know when to use this theme 
  • Reference image: Upload an image for your theme to give users a preview
  • CSS or SCSS file: Upload your custom CSS or SCSS file
  • Select color pack: Select a palette for your theme 
  • Select font pack: Select a font for your theme 

Once you have made your selections, click 'Save'. The new theme will now be available to use for your events. 

Selecting a Custom Theme

For New Events

To select a custom theme when creating a new event, navigate to the 'Events' tab of the Admin Console and select the 'Create Event' button.


Then, a prompt to select a template will appear.  Toggle between Default Templates and Custom Templates at the top of the page.

Simply select the template you'd like to use and continue creating your event.


For Existing Events

To change the theme for an existing event, open your event in the editor and navigate to the 'Theme' tab.

Open the Template menu dropdown and click the pencil icon.


Then, toggle between Default Templates and Custom Templates to make your selection and click save.