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 you to change the visual appearance of your intranet to reflect your company branding. Go to Manage > Manage application > Branding to edit your app's branding. mceclip0.png

For a quick summary of brand editor functionality, check out this video:



Changing the color under Primary color will change the icon and highlight color. 


You can also 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.

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. 




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.

This is where you set the favicons used by the application. To do so:

  1. From the Branding editor, choose Logo from the dropdown list, locate the Favicon Path and enter /resource/Simpplr_FaviconAssets into field, or a path that you'll remember later on; for example, /resource/YourCompany_FaviconAssets. You can name the path anything you want, but the text /resource/ must always be the first part.


    The favicon path is a relative url that leads to whichever location you create based on the file you upload to Salesforce (see instructions below). If you only have one favicon, you'll only need the one resource path. However, if you want different favicons for different segments, or ever want to replace the existing favicon, you'll need to create a new resource path (name) and upload it as a new file to Salesforce.

  2. Once entered, click Save & close.



Create and upload favicons to Simpplr:

Navigate to a new web tab, but keep Simpplr open. You'll now need to create your favicon.

The image should be at least 260x260 px size logo/icon, but preferably in PNG format and of 500x500 px size. We recommend using this site: Instructions are provided below for creating a favicon using this website.

  1. From the site, select the file by clicking on the button shown below:


  2. Once the image is uploaded, you're taken to the settings page. On this page, there are four sections. The first one is related to iOS. No need to change anything here.


    You can scroll past the ad shown after this section. 
  3. The second section is for Android settings. Here we recommend you keep your settings as below. If you plan to brand Simpplr, do remember to change the App name to your preferred name.
  4. The next section is related to the Windows Tile. Select the most appropriate color based on your logo color. It is recommended to use one from the color tabs, but you can also type in your brand's custom color.
  5. Then there's the macOS Safari options. This section will determine how the favicon will appear on macOS tabs.
  6. Next, set up the path for these favicons. Set this up to /resource/Simpplr_FaviconAssets or the path you set up earlier in Simpplr. Again, you can choose some other name instead of Simpplr_FaviconAssets, but do not change the first part of the path /resource/
  7. Ensure you choose the option I cannot or I do not want to place favicon files at the root of my web site. Instead I will place them here:. This is where you'll place your path; /resource/Simpplr_FaviconAssets.


  8. Click Generate your Favicons and HTML code. From the next page, click Favicon package to save it to a location on your desktop/laptop.
  9. Now log in to your Simpplr instance and determine a public site to host your newly generated image files on. This ensures that all team members have visibility into the site's native files. We recommend going with something like an IT site. In the Files tab of your site, upload the package contents as new files.
  10. Once you have the favicon uploaded, click into the file view page and right click the image. Choose Copy link address.
  11. Head back to your Branding editor and in the Favicon field, paste the link you just copied. Then click Save & close.



The favicon might not appear right away. It should appear within an hour.


Upload a new logo/favicon in a different segment

To upload a different logo or favicon to a segment within your intranet, follow the same steps as above using and upload the .zip package to Salesforce as a new static resource. Then:

  1. In Simpplr, go to your user profile image and click Launch segment bar. Choose which segment you want to add a new image to, then go to Branding at the top navigation bar. From the brand editor, click Logo and insert the new Logo image or Favicon Path. Click Save.

Use the same logo/favicon in a different segment

Using the same image across different segments is as easy as adding the same image or path into the segment you want it for. For favicons, once you've uploaded the favicon package into Salesforce, remember the path you created. Then just paste that path into the proper segment. 

For example, the resource path /resource/Simpplr_FaviconAssets created above leads to a file source for the Simpplr logo. That resource path is going to be pasted into each branding editor per segment. 

Update a favicon

To update a favicon for your segment/intranet, follow the same steps as above, including the instructions from You'll want to create a new resource path as well. Best practice is to upload the new files for the favicon to Simpplr, rather than replacing the old file. 


You can select the default font 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 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.



Apps launcher

You can add your organization's most commonly used apps as links directly in Simpplr. From your Apps launcher,  your team can navigate to applications used outside Simpplr with just one click. To learn how to add apps to the Apps launcher, click here.

We've provided links to some of the most common company logos/icons used by our customers in the Apps launcher. Feel free to download the images and upload them to your hosting server. These images are in the optimal size to work on the Apps launcher, so you won't need to edit them before placing them on your hosting server. The instructions in the article linked above will provide you more information for uploading images.

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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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