6.2 Creating a Standard Page

Standard pages display portlets, items, tabs, and sub-page links. Use the standard page type when you want to build portal pages declaratively using a page creation wizard. In the wizard you supply the basic information that you need to create the page. You may need to edit the page after its initial creation to specify further information, such as the style to use or access settings to apply.


To create a standard page, you must have at least the page privilege Manage on the new page's parent page.

To create a standard page:

  1. Log in to Oracle Portal.

  2. Click the Build tab to bring it forward.

  3. From the Page Groups portlet Work In drop-down list, select a page group to own the page to be created.

    By default, the Page Groups portlet is located on the Build tab of the Portal Builder page.

  4. Under the Layout & Appearance section, click the Create link next to the Pages heading.

    If the page is a sub-page of an existing page (rather than of the page group's root page), follow the steps outlined in Section 6.3, "Creating a Sub-Page". Then return to Step 5 in this section.

  5. On the resulting page, choose Standard from the Page Type list.

    If Standard is not included in this list, the Standard page type has been excluded from the page group. If you have the required privilege level, you can click the Configure link next to the Page Type list to configure the page group to include standard pages. If you do not have the required privileges, see your page group administrator.

  6. In the Display Name field, enter a Display Name to identify the page to other users.

    Use up to 256 characters of any kind. The display name identifies the page in the Page Groups portlet and the Portal Navigator. It is also used as the text for the Current Page Smart Text item and for the page title in a browser's title bar.


    In the Oracle Portal user interface, an asterisk (*) indicates a field that requires a value.

    For a summary of the rules governing the naming of objects in Oracle Portal, see Appendix D, "Object Naming Rules in Oracle Portal".

  7. Under the Template section, choose from:

    • Do not use a template

    • Use HTML Page Skin to use your own hand-coded HTML template on the page

    • Use Portal Template to use a declaratively built template on the page

    Templates are discussed in detail in Chapter 12, "Providing a Standard Look and Feel".

    The Preview section provides an example of the structure and content of the template.


    You cannot add new regions to pages based on a Portal Template. You should apply a template to a page only if you are sure that the template provides the exact layout you will use for your page.
  8. From the Navigation Page For Banner list, choose a navigation page to use as a banner for the page.

    The navigation page is added as a portlet to a region that spans the top of the page. Choose a navigation page that fits appropriately. If you will not use any of the provided pages, choose <None> from this list.

    This list includes all the navigation pages in this page group and the Shared Objects page group.

    If you apply a Portal Template to this page, the navigation page you select from this list is ignored.


    For more information about navigation pages, see Chapter 13, "Designing Your Portal's Navigation"
  9. Click Create to create the page and display it in Edit mode.

  10. When you create a new page, various properties, such as style and access settings, are defaulted to make the creation process quicker. After you have created your page you may want to edit the properties of the page to change some of these default settings.


    For information on editing page properties, see Section 6.9, "Editing Page Properties.".

You do not have to go through a wizard to create a standard page. You can also create standard pages using WebDAV or by executing an unzip operation with a Zip file that includes a directory structure. For more information about WebDAV, see Chapter 18, "Using WebDAV Clients with Oracle Portal." For more information about using Zip files with your portal, see Section 14.3, "Uploading Multiple Files Simultaneously."