Customization of the Next Gen Theme for IBM Connections

- customisation ibm ibm-connections

As Luis Benitez blogged about, there is a new IBM Connections Theme which looks pretty nice.

I just installed it on our production server but of course I had to customize it to our corporate needs. Unfortunately I had no luck doing this through changing CSS style definitions as described here.

Solution was to edit the com.ibm.social.gen4.theme_4.0.0.20130627-1409.jar directly.

If you installed 4.5.0.0-IC-Multi-LO75951 (as recommended) on the IBM Next Gen Theme for IBM Connections download site you have to change the jar file in 2 directories!

-> WAS_PROFILE/installedApps/CELL/Common.ear/connections.web.resources.war/WEB-INF/eclipse/plugins/

-> /webresources/

Now our Connections interface looks like this: