Creating pages

A page displays content, such as portlets and other pages, in a single area. By creating pages, you can organize your information and add new navigational elements to the site.

You can create a new page under an existing page, reference an existing page, apply a layout, and select supported markups. For public pages, you must have the Administrator, Manager, or Editor role assignment. For private pages, you must have the Administrator or Privileged User role assignment.

When you create a page, you always have the option to create a new page with a new layout. You can create a derived page to a derivation parent page if you have the Editor and Priviledged User role assignment. If you have Editor role on the derived page, you can change anything except markups. If you have Privileged User role on the derived page, you can change the title, skins, layout on derived page. For layout, this is restricted by the derivation parent page. If you reference an existing page, layout, supported markups, locks, skins, portlet list, and locale specific titles are predetermined by the existing page you reference. Any changes to the original page results in the same change to all pages that are referenced.

When creating a new page, you can give it a title. All other settings are optional.

To create a new page, perform the following steps:

  1. Click Content Root.
  2. Click New Page to create a new page. You will leave the Manage Pages portlet to create the new page.
  3. Type the title of the new page in Title. This is the title for the default locale.
  4. Type the unique name of the page in Unique Name. If the name already exists it will not be created or updated
  5. Type a unique URL in Friendly URL. This creates a custom address for your page that is easy to remember and share.
  6. Select a Theme to determine the look of the new page. This option is available only on a level 1 or 2 page.
  7. Select a Theme Style to select a style to apply to the page.
  8. In the Icon field, enter a path and filename for a page icon to be displayed in the tab beside the page title. The path for this image must be relative to the current theme.
  9. Select I want to make this page my private page to restrict access to the page by other users.
  10. If you want to allow other users to bookmark this page, check This page can be added to a user's My favorites list. If a user bookmarks this page, it will be available from My favorites in the banner.
  11. Check Other pages can share the contents of this page if you want the contents of this page to be shared by others. If checked, users can reference this page when they create a new page.
  12. For Type of Page, Select one of the following:
    Standard Portal Layout
    Select this option to create a page with a layout that is predefined by portal.
    Static Layout
    Select this option to create the page layout using a markup file
  13. For Page Cache Options, select one of the following:
    Cache scope
    If the page is shared among multiple users, selecting Shared cache across users provides the best performance.
    Cache Expiration
    Use this option to set how long, in seconds, the cache is used. Selecting Cache never expires means that content will always be retrieved from the cache.
    Cache Access Control
    By default, the portal does not permit shared caching for authenticated pages. Checking Ignore access control in caches overrides this behavior. However, this could allow an anonymous and potentially malicious user to access secure content from that page.
  14. Click OK to save these settings for the new page and add new content. Click Cancel if you want to return to Manage Pages without creating the new page.