Themes & Branding

Stay on brand and build beautiful content with themes.

Your brand, your theme

On most plans, Shorthand’s expert team will build a custom theme at your direction — with your fonts, colors, styles, default header logos, and more.

  • As part of your onboarding, you’ll be able to detail your brand requirements.
  • We’ll have your theme up and running as you start your subscription, meaning you can start publishing stories immediately.

Customise your themes

Using custom JavaScript, HTML, and CSS to add new sections or elements to your existing themes.

  • With custom code sections, create truly attention-grabbing feature stories.
  • Build on our section types and themes to create a unique visual treatment — without having to start from scratch.
  • Add third-party JavaScript for analytics, ads, and other services.

Out-of-the-box themes

On plans without a custom theme, use our professionally designed built-in styles to create beautiful, immersive stories in minutes.

  • Ensure your stories are published to a professional standard, without building your own theme from scratch.
  • Use our standard theme elements, including colours, fonts, and header.
“The team behind Shorthand is outstanding. From the sales process, to onboarding and continued support ⁠⁠— they are knowledgeable, efficient and will do anything they can to help us succeed.”
Nick Bennett | Digital Content and Social Media Section Manager | Honda UK

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