Wild Apricot provides a number of interactive and code-based tools you can use to customize the look, feel, and functionality of your site.

At the simplest level, you can add, modify, and delete individual site pages. Since site pages inherit part of their layout and content from page templates, customizing your site can also involve adding and modifying page templates.

To change the colors and fonts of elements that appear throughout your site, you use the interactiveColors and styles screen. In this way, you can quickly and easily change the appearance of all your menus, links, headings, body text, and forms, among other elements. From this screen, you can also set the background color or image for your site, or for sections within your site.

For experienced website designers and developers, Wild Apricot provides two additional methods for advanced site customization:

  • CSS customization
  • Theme overrides

Using CSS customization, you can add CSS code to control the styles that determine the appearance of elements within your site pages.

Using theme overrides, experienced web developers can customize existing Wild Apricot themes or create new ones. Theme overrides involves replacing or overriding theme files – the files that control the appearance of your current theme (i.e. the templates for your web pages).