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Alma Discovery / Primo VE

Customizing Look and Feel

You can customize Primo VE using the options in Customize Views in Config, with CSS and JavaScript, and by editing Labels.

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General Customization FAQs

Editing Customization Package

The customization package is where you make changes that can't be done in the Edit View or labels.

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Header Links

You can add, edit, and disable links in the Primo VE header.

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Labels and Tables

This is the way to change any content/wording that is NOT WITHIN THE RECORD itself. Labels are the most powerful part of customizing the language and terminology of Primo VE. Pretty much everything that doesn’t exist/come from a bib record is handled by a label.

The methodology for changing labels in Alma is pretty simple (most of the time):

  1. Look for the text of the label you want to change (may need to use "inspect" browser tools)
  2. Go to Discovery->Configuration->Display Configuration->Labels and then search for that label’s text in the code table, which should bring you to the right place to edit the label.
  3. The code table allows you to search by the text in the label, so you don’t have to remember or find the right table name or specific label.
  4. All you need to do is then customize the text that displays.

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Widgets

You can create search widgets for general and specific (journals, collections, etc.) Primo VE searches and add them to your library webpages. You can also add widgets like your library chat widget to Primo VE.

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