Salesforce Presented Their New ‘Lightning Community’ in Paris.

Salesforce launches their Lightning Customer Community to allow companies to reimagine the customer experience within a rich and intelligent environment.

In Paris on the 23rd of June Salesforce announced their long awaited New Lightning User Experience that will give much more flexibility to Community managers to design and layout Community templates.

The New Lightning design feature addresses some of the limitations of their current standard templates. Salesforce now gives almost complete freedom to your marketing and design team to brand your community the way you want to. Managers and administrators are now able to create completely customized pages. This new themes functionality is a game changer for building communities on a Salesforce platform.

Utilising the same user friendly drag and drop environment of Community Builder one of the most exciting features is being able to create different designs for different types of users according to their profiles.

The new features combined should help communities to better capture customer interest with a more visually suitable environment, while Community Intelligence will help you deliver the precise information your customers need.

These improvements are scheduled to be available in the Salesforce Winter’17 release.

More details available on the official Salesforce blog:

https://www.salesforce.com/blog/2016/06/lightning-customer-community.html

How To Enable The Global Search in Salesforce Communities

Global Search is a new Lightning component available in Salesforce Summer ’16 Release.

It allows users to see search results in one tab based on objects they have access to (both standard and custom).

A community manager can easily determine which tab and search results community users can see.

Enabling Global Search instructions

To enable Global Search, go to the Community Builder, and do the following:

  • Click the Page Editor tab. Choose “Search” in the page drop-down list at the top.
Click Page Editor tab. Choose “Search” in the page drop-down list at the top
  • Delete the standard Search Results component. Choose the Global Search Results component from the list on the left panel. Drag and drop it to the canvas.
Choose Global Search Results component from the list on the left panel. Drag and drop it to the canvas.
  • Click the “Add” button in the Property Editor of the component. Choose the object you want to be included in search results. It can be a standard or a custom object.
 Choose the object you want to be included in search results. It can be a standard or a custom object.
  • Click Save and Publish. Go to the Community home page, type a keyword into the search bar and click Search. Search results will contain a tab with the added object.