Product Documentation

To create a new brand

Jun 05, 2015

Use the Brands section of the control panel to create new brands. You can access this section provided you have the Content Management Administrator security role.

If you are a service provider creating a brand for a reseller, be sure to impersonate the reseller before creating the brand. This ensures the new brand is inherited by the reseller's customers.

  1. From the Services Manager menu bar, select Customers > Configuration > Brands.
  2. Under Management, click New Brand.
  3. In Brand Type, select System Brand or Customer Brand. System brands are inherited by all customers that belong to you. Customer brands are attached to a specific customer using a customer ID.
  4. In Brand Code, enter a unique alphanumeric reference code that you can use to identify the brand.
  5. In Brand Name, enter a descriptive name for the brand.
  6. In Stylesheet File, click Browse and locate the CSS file you want to use for the brand.
    Note: If no stylesheet is specified, the default stylesheet is used.
  7. In Top Logo Image, click Browse and locate the image file you want to use.

    The top logo appears as a banner across each page in the control panel. This image must be in GIF format and have a maximum size of 939 x 52 pixels. Using a top logo image is optional. If no image is specified, Services Manager warns you that no image is uploaded.

  8. In Background Image, click Browse and locate the image file you want to use.
  9. In Logon Page Text, type and format a message that you want to display to all visitors to the logon page.
    Note: This property takes effect only if the brand is associated with a URL.
  10. In Home Page Text, type and format a message that you want to display to all logged in users.
    Note: This property takes effect only if the brand is associated with a URL.
  11. Click Save. Services Manager creates the new brand and adds it to the appropriate brands table on the Brand Management Overview page.

To view your brand's template, click the Preview icon for your new brand. A separate window displays the template's CSS style attributes along with examples of each style. If you want to modify the brand template, click Edit and make the appropriate changes. To remove the template, click Delete.

To associate your brand with a URL, refer to the topic Associate brands with customers.