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Oracle® Fusion Middleware User's Guide for Oracle Portal
11g Release 1 (11.1.1)

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15.4 Hiding and Showing Portlets

In some situations, you may want to hide one or more portlets from view. For example, you may want to continue work on a portlet before you make it available to other users. You may want to hide a portlet in just your view of a page. When you hide a portlet by editing a page, other users are not able to see the portlet in View mode; however, you can still access it in Edit mode. When you hide a portlet while personalizing a page, the portlet is hidden in View mode of just your view of the page.

System level caching options affect whether a hidden portlet is visible in the Graphical view of page Edit mode. This is because when the page definition or the fully assembled page content is cached at the system level, the same information is rendered from the same source for all users:

For information about user and system level caching, see Chapter 21, "Improving Page Performance".

This section describes how to hide portlets by editing a page. It describes how to hide a single portlet and how to hide multiple portlets simultaneously. It contains the following subsections:

For information on hiding portlets while personalizing a page, see Section 2.3.4, "Hiding a Portlet on a Page".

Note:

If a portlet is not hidden, it is displayed in View mode to all authorized users and available to all public users if the page is enabled to display to public users.

15.4.1 Hiding a Single Portlet

To hide a single portlet in View mode:

  1. Log in to Oracle Portal.

  2. Go to the page that includes the portlet to be hidden.

    For information on locating a page, see Section 8.1, "Locating Pages in Oracle Portal".

  3. Click Edit to switch to Edit mode.

  4. Click the Actions icon beside the portlet to be hidden (Figure 15-7).

    Figure 15-7 The Actions Icon

    Actions icon
  5. Click Hide to hide the portlet and return to your page.

To show a hidden portlet, repeat these steps, clicking Show instead.

15.4.2 Hiding Multiple Portlets Simultaneously

When you want to hide multiple portlets simultaneously, you do so through the Layout view of Edit page mode.

To hide multiple portlets simultaneously:

  1. Log in to Oracle Portal.

  2. Go to the page that includes the portlets to be hidden.

    For information on locating a page, see Section 8.1, "Locating Pages in Oracle Portal".

  3. Click Edit to switch to Edit mode.

  4. In the toolbar at the top of the page, click Editing Views: Layout.

    This places you in Layout view of page edit mode.

  5. Select each portlet to hide by clicking the check box next to it.

  6. Click the Actions: Hide button.

To show all the hidden portlets, repeat these steps, clicking Show instead.