Managing Portlets

Each portlet well has its own controls which allows you to edit, delete, hide and reorder the portlets. A user must be assigned the "Can Manage" role in order to add/manage portlets.

Edit an Existing Standard Portlet

  1. Navigate to the place in the site where the portlet was assigned.
    • Tip - portlets assigned at the folder level will display on everything contained in the folder.  So if the portlet you wish to edit is displaying on multiple pages, it was probably assigned at the folder level.
  2. At the bottom of the left or right-hand column click on the Manage Portlets link. 
     
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  3. You will be taken to the Manage Portlets interface for the first and third column.  Under 'Portlets assigned here' you will see a list of all portlets.
  4. To edit the properties of an existing portlet, simply click on the name of the portlet.

Edit an Existing Content Well Portlet

  1. Navigate to the place in the site where the portlet was assigned.
    • Tip - portlets assigned at the folder level will display on everything contained in the folder.  So if the portlet you wish to edit is displaying on multiple pages, it was probably assigned at the folder level.
  2. Click the "Add, edit or remove a portlet..."link corresponding to its location. See labels 3 through 8 in the image below.

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  3. You will be taken to the Manage Portlets interface in which you will see a list of all existing portlets listed in their respective portlet wells.
  4. Click on the name of the portlet you wish to edit.

Rearranging Portlets

  1. Reordering PortletsPortlets cannot be moved from one portlet well to another.  Portlets within the same well however can be rearranged into a different stacking order if they are assigned at the same location (same folder, page, etc.).
  2. Navigate to the place in the site where the portlet was assigned.
    • Tip - portlets assigned at the folder level will display on everything contained in the folder.  So if the portlets you wish to rearrange are displaying on multiple pages, they were probably assigned at the folder level.
  3. Go to the portlet management interface for the section of portlets you wish to rearrange.
  4. To rearrange your portlets, simply click the blue up or down arrow. This will affect the order in which your portlets are displayed on the page.
  5. Click the Save Settings button at the bottom of the column.

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Hiding/Showing Portlets

 

  1. Show or Hide PortletsNavigate to the place in the site where the portlet was assigned.
    • Tip - portlets assigned at the folder level will display on everything contained in the folder.  So if the portlet you wish to show/hide is displaying on multiple pages, it was probably assigned at the folder level.
  2. Go to the portlet management interface of the portlet well that contains the portlet you wish to hide/show.
  3. Click the Hide button associated with the name of the portlet you wish to hide. The button will toggle to the 'Show' button.  If at a future time you wish to show the portlet, simply click on the Show button. 
  4. Click the Save Settings button at the bottom of the column.

 

Removing Portlets

  1. Delete a PortletNavigate to the place in the site where the portlet was assigned.
    • Tip - portlets assigned at the folder level will display on everything contained in the folder.  So if the portlet you wish to delete is displaying on multiple pages, look for it at the folder level.
  2. Go to the portlet management interface of the portlet well that contains the portlet you wish to remove. 
  3. Click the red 'X' button associated with the name of the portlet you wish to remove.
  4. Click the Save Settings button at the bottom of the portlet well.

 

Portlet Inheritance & Blocking

By default, portlets added to an individual page will display on just that page.  Any portlets however, that are assigned at the folder level will be inherited and will display on all sub-pages and folders.  For example, if you add a portlet with contact information to the home folder (the root folder) of your site, that portlet will display throughout the rest of the site. If you add a portlet to the About Us section/folder of your web site then, that portlet will display on everything within the About Us folder. You can, however, prevent portlets from being inherited by blocking them.  For more information, visit the Portlet Inheritance page.