We know it's absolutely imperative that you have 100% freedom when it comes to giving your SocialEngine-powered site its own unique layout. Editing your site's global header/footer content is the best starting point, since this HTML appears at the top and bottom of every page. We've carefully designed our Layout Editor in SE4 to help you achieve this easily.
The best method for changing your site header/footer is to use the built-in “Layout Editor” in your SE admin panel.
If you need even more control over your layout, you can edit the global template file directly. This is not a recommended method as it may interfere with any future updates as well as the SocialEngine support staff's ability to troubleshoot any problems that arise with your site. Edit this file at your own risk. The global template file can be found in your SE installation at the path:
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