In Loving Memory of VisualForce…

Stas Dunayev, our director, a Community Cloud architect and a graduate of the Speaker Diversity Programme, took part in the second round of the Programme.
The event participants – Developers, Women in Tech, Salesforce MVPs and leaders of user groups – gathered in the shiny atrium on the 29th floor of Salesforce Tower to showcase their Lightning talks.

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In his talk, Stas gave participants an introduction to creating Lightning Bolt community templates.

Lightning Bolt is a set of features for creating custom community templates and packaging them.

Packaging is important because soon the AppExchange will have a new, dedicated section for community templates. This opens up a lot of opportunities for developers, allowing them to create templates specific to different industries, such as finance and the non-profit sector. It will also allow developers to add some more interesting design features to standard community templates.
Creating a Lightning Bolt package is no different from creating a normal Salesforce package. You just need to include the theme, layouts and components along with other elements.