|Oracle® Fusion Middleware Building Portals with Oracle WebCenter Portal
11g Release 1 (220.127.116.11.0)
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This chapter describes how to open the portal editor and edit a portal. Editing a portal allows you to add or modify the pages of the portal (including the Home page), as well as work with portal assets, membership roles and permissions, and documents.
This chapter includes the following topics:
To perform the tasks in this chapter, you must be a portal moderator or member with
Manage All or
Manage Configuration permission in the portal.
For more information about permissions, see Section 29.1, "About Roles and Permissions for a Portal."
You can open the portal editor in any of the following ways:
When viewing a portal, press Ctrl+Shift+E.
When viewing a portal, select Edit Page (Figure 6-1). This menu item is shown only if you are the portal moderator or member with editing permissions in the portal.
The location of the Edit Page action depends on the page template in use. For example, you may access it through an Actions menu as shown in Figure 6-1.
Figure 6-1 Accessing Portal Editor When Viewing Portal
From the Portals menu, select Portal Builder to display the Portals page in Portal Builder. Locate the portal you want to edit, then click the Edit link for the portal (Figure 6-2). This link is shown only if you are the portal moderator or member with editing permissions in the portal.
Figure 6-2 Accessing Portal Editor from Portals Page in Portal Builder
Figure 6-3 Accessing Portal Editor from Portal Administration
To edit a portal, you can modify the Home page of the portal, and work with the portal's pages, assets, members, and documents:
At any time during editing, you can click View Portal to display a preview of the portal.
In the portal edit toolbar (see Section 6.1, "Opening the Portal Editor"), click the Pages tab to create new pages, subpages, page variants, edit existing pages, or modify the portal navigation (Figure 6-4).
The Pages page in the portal editor displays one of the following views:
Current release view. If your portal is based on a portal template for this release of WebCenter Portal, either an out-of-the-box template (see Table 3-1, "Out-of-the-Box Portal Templates and Categories") or a custom template, you will see a view similar to Figure 6-4. If your portal is based on a portal template that has been updated from a prior release to support this release (such as the out-of-the-box templates listed under
TEAM COLLABORATION in the portal creation wizard), your portal will not include support for page hierarchies (subpages) or device groups.
For more information, see Section 3.1, "About Portal Templates."
By default, the view switcher is set to , which displays the page editor, Composer. To create new pages, subpages, page variants, edit existing pages, or modify the portal navigation, see Section 12.4, "Editing a Page".
Figure 6-4 Pages Page (Current Release Portal Template): Page Edit (Web) Mode
You can click the view switcher to (Figure 6-5) to manage page navigation and properties:
Figure 6-5 Pages View Switcher
With the view switcher set to (Figure 6-6), you can manage pages and other navigation items, including viewing and modifying page information, defining parameters, establishing page security, and specifying additional navigation options. For more information, see Chapter 13, "Managing a Portal Page."
Figure 6-6 Pages Page (Current Release Portal Template): Data View
Prior release view. If your portal is based on a space template from a prior release of WebCenter Portal, or you are working with a space from a prior release, you will see a view similar to Figure 6-7. Note that this view is enhanced from prior releases to allow you to create a new page (click Create Page).
In this case, refer to the documentation about working with pages in a space for the prior release. See the WebCenter Portal Documentation page on OTN at:
Figure 6-7 Pages Page (Prior Release Portal Template)
For more information, see Part III, "Working with Portal Pages."
Figure 6-8 Editing a Portal: Assets
For more information, see Part IV, "Working with Portal Assets."
In the portal edit toolbar (see Section 6.1, "Opening the Portal Editor"), click the Members tab to add new members or groups to the portal, establish permissions, and define and assign roles (Figure 6-9).
Figure 6-9 Editing a Portal: Members
For more information, see Part V, "Working with Portal Roles, Permissions, and Members."
The Documents tab is available only when the Documents tool is available and enabled in the portal. See Section 39.2, "Enabling and Disabling Tools and Services Available to a Portal."
Figure 6-10 Editing a Portal: Documents
For more information, see Part VI, "Working with Content in a Portal."