Custom portal pages for authoring

You do not have to use the default Web Content Manager page to create content. You can create a new portal page to act as the home page of your authoring system.

You can create separate sub-pages under an authoring home page. For example:

You can also create pages specifically for different types of users. For example, you can create a separate page for your site designers and content creators. The authoring portlets you add to each page can be configured specifically for each user type.

Creating new pages

When creating new pages that contain an authoring portlet, add the following metadata parameter to the advanced settings in the page properties:
  • Parameter: resourceaggregation.profile
  • Value: profiles/profile_full.json

Example authoring home page

In this example you have two users groups; site designers and content creators. The website is split between a design library and a content library.

To create a shared authoring environment for both sets of users you would create a parent home page with separate sub-pages for each group, plus a third sub-page which will be used to preview the site:
Table 1. Example authoring sub-pages
Site designers page Content creators page Header
  • Includes an authoring portlet configured to use both the design and content libraries
  • Only site designers can access this page
  • Includes an authoring portlet configured to use only the content library
  • Only content creators can access this page
  • Includes a web content viewer portlet used to preview the website
  • Both site designers and content creators can access this page