|Oracle® Fusion Middleware User Interface Customization Guide for Oracle WebCenter Interaction
10g Release 4 (10.3.3.0.0)
Part Number E14110-03
Oracle WebCenter Interaction supports customizing and extending all aspects of portal functionality. The most common options are detailed in this section.
Chapter 8, "Customizing Portal Login": The portal login page can be customized for different groups of users. A common customization is to provide different branding on the login page based on the URL used to access the portal. This allows you to provide each group of users with a seamlessly branded portal, including pages viewed as the guest user. This can be implemented easily using Experience Definitions. You can also create a custom login page using Adaptive Layouts; for details, see Chapter 3, "Using Adaptive Page Layouts".
Chapter 9, "Customizing Portal Navigation": Navigation is a key element of the portal page, providing links to available portal pages and resources, including My Pages, communities, the Directory and Administration. Experience definitions allow you to add custom links to the navigation pane that point to community pages, documents, and web pages without writing any code. Adaptive Layouts allow you to define the navigation section of the page using tags.
Chapter 10, "Customizing Portal Search": Oracle WebCenter Interaction search indexes and searches all the documents, information, applications, communities, discussions, web sites and other content accessible through the portal. You can customize how search is implemented in the portal, and extend search to include enterprise content.
The most common way to add functionality to a page is to implement custom portlets. Basic portlets allow you to display custom HTML and content from other applications. You can also use portlets to access portal components, and build portlets that are updated dynamically based on user action and other events. For details on creating portlets, see the Oracle WebCenter Interaction Web Service Development Guide.