Support and Documentation

Customizing Brightspot's appearance

You can customize Brightspot's color scheme and layout. All users can customize Brightspot's appearance for themselves. Administrators can customize the appearance for a specific site or for the global site.

  • Customizations at the global level apply to all users.

  • Customizations at the site level override those at the global level.

  • Customizations at the user level override those at the site and global levels.

Procedure. To customize Brightspot's appearance:
  1. Hover with the mouse in the upper-right-hand corner of the header until a paintbrush |mi-brush| appears.

  2. Click the paintbrush. The Edit Theme widget appears.

  3. Using the table Brightspot appearance settings as a reference, customize the appearance of each component.

  4. Click one of the following:

    • Save to user—Saves the settings for your Brightspot account.

    • Save to site—Saves the settings for users working on the current site.

    • Save to global—Saves the settings for all sites.

  5. Click |mi-close|.

Table 40. Brightspot appearance settings




List of standard color combinations.

Boxed Input

  • If toggled on, places border around fields.

  • If toggled off, places border at bottom of fields.


Displays the content edit form with smaller labels and fields, so more of it appears in your screen without scrolling.

Compact Rails

Displays widgets in the right and left rails with smaller labels and fields, so more of them appear in your screen without scrolling.

High Contrast Mode

Displays Brightspot in a high-contrast mode, improving accessibility and ideal when working outside or with strong ambient light.

Header Background

Background color of header.


Editorial toolbar background, field labels.


Tab indicator.


Tab labels, placeholders, numbers in selection fields.


Error messages.


Used in customized version of Brightspot.


Field changed since last save.


Editorial toolbar border, color of Publish button.


Cursor in field.


Used in customized version of Brightspot.

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