Managing End-User Pages
This document explains how end users can manage their portal pages by changing the preferences, look and feel, applying a different color, and exporting and importing the portal pages. This document provides the following sections:
- Managing Public Pages
- Creating a Child Page
- Changing the Look and Feel of the Pages
- Exporting and Importing Pages
Managing Public Pages #
End users can manage the public pages created in Liferay 5 by changing the page title, adding an icon, setting permissions, and creating a friendly URL. This section explains how to mange the pages created by end users.
To manage public pages:
- Log in to the Liferay portal as a user.
- Click the Manage Pages link at the top of the page.
The Manage Pages page appears, where you can view the values in the Page tab. The values appear in the default language. For example, if you have set English (United States) as the default language, all the values appear in English.
- To change the default language, select a language from the Localized Language drop down list and click Save.
- In the Name text box, enter the name of the page.
By default, the already assigned name of the page appears.
- In the HTML Title text box, enter a title for the HTML page.
- From the Type drop down list, choose a page type.
By default, the type of the page is Portlet.
- Select the Hidden check box, if you want the page to be hidden.
- In the Friendly URL text box, enter a URL that you can use instead of the default URL.
- Click the Browse button (which is next to the Icon text box), to add an icon to your page.
The Use Icon check box is selected to make the icon appear in your page.
- Deselect the Use Icon check box, if you do not want the icon to appear in your page.
- From the Copy Page drop down list, select a page to copy your in that location.
- Click Save.
The page gets refreshed and make the changes appear.
Creating a Child Page #
You can create one or more child pages in the main page. These child pages are visible by accessing the main page. This section explains how to create a child page.
To create a child page:
- In the Pages tab under the Manage Pages page, click the Children tab.
- In the New Page tab, enter the name of the child page in the Name text box.
- From the Type drop down list, select the type of the page.
- Select the Hidden check box, if you want to hide the page.
- Select the Inherit check box, if you want to inherit the settings that you have created in the main page.
- Click Add Page.
A new child page is created. Note - Follow the above procedure to add multiple child pages.
Changing the Look and Feel of the Pages #
You can change the theme, background color, and embed Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) tags to the pages that you have created in Liferay This section explains how to change the look and feel of the portal page.
To changing the look and feel of the pages:
- In the Manages Pages page, click the Look and Feel tab.
In the Themes tab, you can see the available themes.
- Select a theme (for example, Classic).
- Click Manage Pages link at the top of the page.
The selected theme is applied to your page. By this procedure, you can change the themes for regular web browsers.
- If you have installed LIferay on a mobile device and want to change the theme, click the Mobile Devices tab.
- Select the Mobile Device theme to apply the theme to your page.
- Click the Color Schemes tab to change the color of your theme.
Currently, the color schemes are available only for the Classic theme.
- Select a color scheme (for example, Green).
You can see that the selected color has been applied to the page.
- Click the CSS tab to embed custom CSS tags into your page.
- Enter the custom CSS tags in the text box.
- Click Save.
Exporting and Importing Pages #
In Liferay, you can export the existing page data to a different Liferay ARchive (LAR) file that can be published in another portal community. You can also import data from another community portal page and publish in Liferay. This section explains how to export and import data in Liferay.
To export and import pages:
- In the Manage Pages page, click the Export/Import tab.
- In the Export tab, enter the LAR file name to which the selected data to be exported.
- Select the check boxes to mention which data you want to export.
- Click Export.
- Click the Import tab to import portal pages from another community.
Note - It is recommended that you import portal pages from another community since importing the portal pages from within the target community can cause conflicts.