6.7 Creating a Mobile Page

Mobile pages provide a way to design the display of portlets and items specifically for mobile devices, such as cell phones. Standard pages can also be displayed in mobile devices; however, the standard page design environment is more suited to creating pages for larger display devices, such as computer monitors.

Mobile pages are discussed in detail in Chapter 9, "Working with Pages Designed for Mobile Devices".


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

To create a mobile 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 mobile 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 Mobile from the Page Type list.

    If Mobile is not included in this list, the Mobile page type has not been included in the page group. If you have administrative privileges, you can add this type to the list of available types by clicking the Configure link next to the Page Type field. This takes you to a page where you can configure the page group to include the Mobile page type. The Configure link displays only for users with the required access, such as the page group administrator.

  6. In the Display Name field, enter a Display Name for the page.

    Use 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. Select:

    • Blank Page to create a blank mobile page.

    • Base On Existing Page to pre-populate the mobile page with all the content from an existing page.

      Click the Browse icon next to the Base On Existing Page field, and the Return Object link next to the page you will use as the starting point for your mobile page.


      You can base a mobile page only on a Standard page. If you want to create a new mobile page based on an existing mobile page, copy the mobile page, then edit the copy.
  8. Click Create to create the page.

    If you based your mobile page on an existing page, and the existing page is complex, the page creation process may take a while as the existing page is converted into a layout that is more suited for display on mobile devices. When you click the Finish button, you are given the opportunity of continuing the page creation process in the background so that you can move on to other tasks. If you attempt to edit the mobile page before the creation is completed, a pop up window will inform you that the page is not yet complete.

  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.".

If you add a portlet to a page that was used as the starting point for a mobile page, that portlet will not appear on the mobile page. If you want the portlet to also appear on the mobile page, you must add it to the mobile page. Additionally, if you want to share any personalizations made to the portlet between the two pages, you must explicitly share the portlet on one page, and then add that shared portlet instance to the other page. For more information, see Section 15.7, "Sharing a Portlet Across Multiple Pages".