6.4 Creating a URL Page

URL pages display the content of a particular URL. They enable you to transparently include information from other sites in your page group.


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

To create a URL 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 URL page.

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

  4. In 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, select URL from the Page Type list.

    If URL is not included in this list, the URL 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, and configure the page group to include this type.


    For more information on configuring page types, see Chapter 4, "Working with Page Groups"
  6. In the Display Name field, enter a display name for the page.

    Enter up to 256 characters of any kind. The display name identifies the page in the Page Groups portlet and the Portal Navigator.


    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. In the URL field, enter the URL of the target Web page.

  8. Click Create to create the page.

  9. After you have created your page you may want to either create another page or edit the properties of the newly created page to add more detail.


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