8 Conclusion

Congratulations! You have created a WebCenter Portal: Framework application and learned about the fundamentals of Oracle WebCenter Portal: Framework.


In this Tutorial, you learned how to perform a few quick and easy steps to create a WebCenter Portal: Framework application. You also learned how to modify and customize your application to meet the specific needs of end users coming to your web portal.

Specifically, you learned how to:

  • Create a connection to a content repository (UCM), which allowed you to access the content you needed for building your portal application. As you move on and develop more complex WebCenter Portal: Framework applications, you may want to connect to other content repositories for various content, and so on. You can use the same methodology to create a connection to your other repositories.

  • Create a simple WebCenter Portal: Framework application, which allowed you to check out how to use the built-in WebCenter application template to create a basic JSF application. You logged as Administrator in the Administration Console and changed the default page template from Globe to swooshy.

  • Create and register a new page template, which enabled you to create a page definition for the template. You were then able to extract the contents of a setup file into your portal application. The file included images, templates and skins. You registered the new template and new skin as application resources in Oracle JDeveloper.

  • Change the look and feel of the application using a new skin. At design time, you changed the default settings for both the template and the skin in the adf-config.xml file, and changed the entry preferences.

  • Add pages to the page hierarchy in the default navigation model, and within that model, create links to your documents from UCM.

  • Enable the process of Iterative Development in your portal application, thus enabling you to make changes to your application while it is still running on the Integrated WebLogic Server and then immediately see the effects of those changes when you refresh the pages in your web browser.

  • Add new content queries in the default navigation model, with each query fetching documents based on metadata field tags in UCM.

  • Customize pages and site templates in your portal and set permissions for user access.

  • Edit HTML documents in-context at runtime, using a provided rich text editor.

You should now have a basic working knowledge of the fundamentals of Oracle WebCenter Portal Framework.

Moving On

You can learn more about designing your own WebCenter Portal: Framework applications, including using Composer, WebCenter Services, and portlets, in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Developer's Guide for Oracle WebCenter Portal.

To learn more about what you can do at runtime, including using Composer to customize pages, and how the various components behave and can be configured at runtime, see the Oracle Fusion Middleware User's Guide for Oracle WebCenter Portal: Spaces.

You can find all Oracle WebCenter Portal documentation on the WebCenter Documentation page on the Oracle Technology Network, at http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/webcenter/documentation.html.

You can learn more about other features of Oracle WebCenter Portal, and view demonstrations and see examples of WebCenter Portal: Framework applications, portlets, and services in action on the Oracle WebCenter Portal home page on the Oracle Technology Network at: