App Management: Brand Editor

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Check out the attached PDF for a few examples of branding ideas created by Simpplr's Marketing team! These give you a great idea of what exactly is possible for your branding within Simpplr!

Simpplr's Brand Editor allows App managers and those granted access in the Manage > Application > Privileges menu (Branding managers) to change the visual appearance of your intranet to reflect your company branding. Go to Manage > Branding to edit your app's branding. 


Changing the color under Primary color will change the most prominent color throughout your intranet. This includes your icon color, interactive elements like content headers, button highlights and more. 

Next, select a Link color. This can either be the same as, or separate from your primary color. The primary color will still be used for highlighting and buttons across the platform. Now, anytime you click internal links to navigate to a new page, they will default to the link color. Hyperlinks in user-generated content will also default to this new link color.

primary vs link color.png

This can help if you're using black and other dark colors as primary so you can use a more user-friendly color for links.

The Colors (dark theme) option is very similar, but only applicable to those using the native Simpplr mobile app. This will reflect the primary color(s) that appear on that app. The recommendation for dark mode color is a slightly less saturated, lighter version of your primary brand color or a secondary color that's lighter. This is due to primary colors often being of darker shade, which can contrast poorly with the dark mode of the app. Work with your Marketing team if applicable to figure out the best options for the color. There's also a great contrast checker for accessibility we recommend using at This can help you in deciding the best color to choose for dark mode, and tell you if it passes the accessibility test. 

Click Save & close to keep your changes. Click Reset to change the color back to default. Click Reset all to reset all settings back to the Simpplr default.



Click Add logo to change the logo. The logo file should be PNG or JPEG. The recommended logo size is 540 (width) x 144 (height) px. Simpplr will automatically resize the logo to the maximum height of 40px. 



Favicon path

A favicon is the icon you see in the browser tab/window or if you create a shortcut to the application on your mobile phone/tablet.

For detailed instructions on adding your org's favicon icon to your Simpplr platform, check out this article.


You can select the default font (Roboto) or upload your org's custom font.


We recommend having someone with CSS knowledge help in uploading a custom font to your Simpplr instance.

If you use a custom font, you'll need to zip the font files you want to use and upload the zipped folder to Salesforce as a Static Resource. Your org most likely has a certain font ready to use, and it may be hosted on a dedicated server like AWS. That's fine to use. Simpplr just needs the individual .ttf, .woff (or whatever applicable file type) files for the font you're going to use.

For our example, we'll download a font from Google Fonts.

  1. In Google Fonts, we want to use the Cairo font. We'll select the Regular, Semi-bold and Bold options. Once you've selected each format you want, navigate to the right-hand pane and click Download all. This will zip the font for you. 
  2. Open the .zip file you just created. It should look similar to this...
  3. Open the static folder to get just the .ttf (or whichever font file you're using) files. The .txt files and everything else can be ignored. We won't be using them. 
  4. Highlight all the .ttf files and right click. Choose Compress to zip the files. A new .zip folder will be created.
  5. Rename the new .zip folder ''. Save the folder in a location you'll easily remember, preferably your Desktop or Documents.

To add your zipped folder to Salesforce:

  1. Go to Salesforce and click Setup. In the Quick find box, type Static and choose Static Resources.
  2. Click New in the middle of the page. From the next screen, upload your .zip file containing your custom font. Assign the file a name and set the cache control to Public. Once finished, click Save.

Now we need to create a CSS file like the sample below. Feel free to copy and paste the code you see here into a text editor to make it easier for you. 

The font-family needs to be labelled SimpplrFont, which tells Simpplr to use this designated font from Salesforce. In each line where you currently see a .ttf file location shown, replace that file name with the font files in your zip folder. For example, the CSS shown here contains the applicable file locations on our computer for the Cairo font we downloaded. 

If your file type is .woff, you'll replace the .ttf portion shown below, as well as format('truetype') to format('woff').

# Custom Font
@font-face {
    font-family: 'SimpplrFont';
    src: url('/resource/SimpplrFont/Cairo-Regular.ttf') format('truetype');
    font-weight: normal;
    font-style: normal;
@font-face {
    font-family: 'SimpplrFont';
    src: url('/resource/SimpplrFont/Cairo-Bold.ttf') format('truetype');
    font-weight: bold;
    font-style: normal;

Copy and paste the finished CSS code into the custom font text area of the branding editor. Click Save & close to start using the new fonts. Note that you cannot use a custom font selectively. The entire app will be using the custom font.


Custom fonts are not supported in the Employee/Premier Newsletter.


You can change the background color and add a background image. Once you change the color, you'll see a preview of the change right away. You can choose how the image is positioned on the screen, whether it is tiled and whether it's fixed. Note the background image cannot exceed 500KB. Resize your image before uploading it if needed. We recommend setting the width to 2000px and height no larger than 650px.


You can update the color settings for the background text and icon colors for Alerts.




You can select the header color by choosing either the default color, preset primary color, preset dark color, or custom color. If you choose a custom color, you can choose the color for the header background, the text color, the icon color, and the notification bubble color.





You can select the footer color by choosing either the default color, preset primary color, preset dark color, or custom color. If you choose a custom color, you can choose the color for the footer background and the text color.




By default, analytics will be colored according to Simpplr's recommended color scheme. The bright, vastly different colors make for easy-to-read metrics in your Analytics menu. However, you can choose to display the graphs in your Primary color. This will include slight variations on your Primary color just to indicate the different measurements within the graphs. Branding


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  • If you don't see the "New" button in Salesforce Static Resources try navigating to Salesforce Lightning (under your avatar in the upper right-hand corner).

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  • For favicon, if you have completed all the steps mentioned above, and still not able to see favicon. Head back to your Branding editor in Simpplr, and in the Logo > Favicon Path, check if it has a question mark at the end or not. In case, the Favicon path looks like,


    Try adding a question mark(?) at the end and Save & Close. The path should now look like,



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  • Question about multiple custom fonts for different segments:

    • We have Simpplr segmented in way that represents different parts of our organization. It is possible that each segment would like to have it's own custom font (to match different branding guidelines). The instructions for custom fonts indicate that the .zip file containing the desired font files in the Salesforce Static resources should be named 'SimpplrFont' to match the CSS code. But could each segment utilize their own custom font by placing multiple zip files into Static Resources with distinct file names for each segment's custom font as long as the CSS that is loaded into the branding area of each segment matches the desired file name?

    Appreciate your help with this excellent tool.

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  • Hi Brian. Yes! You should be able to add any custom font you'd like for your segment as long as you follow the instructions for uploading a custom font. The Segment manager controls every aspect of branding for their segment, and Salesforce allows you to upload virtually as many zip files containing fonts as you'd like. The key would be your org's System admin will need to upload the font package and assign it a unique name/path so as not to confuse it with any other fonts in your Salesforce instance. 

    This article gives a better idea of what Segment managers can control on their version of the platform.

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  • Question about app managers adding background images:

    • All app managers in a segment should have the ability to manage the branding and change the background images, correct? We have some app managers in a segment that cannot upload a background image in the branding window and if they make changes they are not able to save. Whereas other app managers are able to load an image to the background and save it. Is there a reason on the salesforce backend or somewhere else that some app managers wouldn't be able to do this and others would?

    Thanks for your good help.

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  • Hi Brian. This doesn't sound like intended functionality as App managers should be able to control all branding on all segments, regardless of which one they're in. Could you include any applicable screenshots of what the App manager(s) are seeing to give as much context as possible? If they can open the brand editor modal, that means they have access to control the branding, and the fact that they can't save their changes would be a bug.  

    After double checking to make sure the effected users actually have App manager permissions (not just Segment manager), I'd suggest opening a ticket with our Support team to have this looked into.

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