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Create a Theme for Your Portal Freestyle Site

Create and customize a theme and then import it into your Portal freestyle site.
You will learn
  • How to create a theme
  • How to customize the theme
  • How to publish the theme

A default theme, provided by SAP, is assigned to each Portal site. You can create a custom theme in the UI Theme Designer, and then use the Theme Manager to import it so that you can assign this theme to the site, or make it available for user selection.

  • Step 1

    You will be needing the site URL later on and so we’ll start off by finding it and saving it.

    1. Navigate to the Site Directory and find the Supplier Portal tile.

    2. Hover over the tile.

      Find tile
    3. Right-click the URL and select Copy link address.

      Save link
    4. Save this link - you’ll be needing it later.

  • Step 2
    1. From the side panel of your Supplier Portal site, select Services and Tools.

    2. Open the UI Theme Designer tool by hovering over the tile and clicking Configure.

      Open UI Theme Designer
  • Step 3
    1. Click Create a New Theme.

      Create new theme
    2. Select SAP Belize as the Base Theme and click Step 2 to proceed.

      Base theme

    3. Enter the following values:

      Field Value
      Theme ID velotics
      Title velotics
    4. Click Create Theme.

      Theme values

    A new theme named velotics is created as a copy of the SAP Belize theme with the custom properties that you entered.

  • Step 4

    To design and modify the theme, you need to first define a Target Page that will serve as a canvas upon which you can perform these changes. You will then use the quick theming mode to easily change color scheme, background image, or logo.

    1. Enter the Link to Application. This is the runtime URL of your site that you copied previously in Step 1.

    2. Click Add to create the target page.

      Add target page
    3. From the panel on the far right, select the paint brush icon to switch to quick theming.

      Quick theming
    4. Change the company logo by clicking on the right of the Company Logo field.

      Add logo
    5. In the Assign Image dialog, open the file system browser.

    6. Select the logo-velotics.png image file from our resources. Notice that that image has been added to the list of available images.

      Assign image
    7. Click the image to select it.

    8. Click OK to apply your changes. Notice that the change has been applied and the icon has changed.

      Preview logo

    To apply the new theme to your Portal site, you will need to publish it from the UI Theme Designer and then apply it to your site from the Portal Theme Manager.

  • Step 5
    1. In the UI Theme Designer top level menu select Theme and then Save & Publish.

      Save and Publish
    2. From the Save & Publish dialog, verify the theme parameters.

    3. Click Save & Publish to publish the Velotics theme.

      Click Save and Publish

    Publishing the theme might take several moments.

  • Step 6
    1. Go back to the Site Designer of your site.

    2. From Services and Tools launch the Theme Manager.

      Launch Theme Manager
    3. Click OK on the message.

    4. Notice that the velotics theme that you created and published is available in the site’s Theme Manager.

      Velotics Theme
    5. Select the velotics theme.

    6. Click Assign to Site.

      Assign to site
    7. Click Publish to publish the latest changes.

      Publish changes
    8. Click Publish to only apply the changes. Select Publish and Open to publish your site and review the latest changes you have made to your site.

      Publish and Open
    9. View your branded Site

      Branded Site

    Using the UI Theme Designer, what changes can I make to brand my site?

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