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How to Add Portlets / Web Content

  1. Now you are ready to Add Applications (which are portlets also called Web Content) – from the Options menu select the Add Application function

    Options Menu select Add Application

  2. Add Application window will appear on left. Open the Folder containing the applications/portlets/Web Content that you want to add. You will mainly be adding from the Content Management folder.

    Select Content Manager Folder

  3. Now select the Web Content Display "Add" link

    Click on the Add Link

  4. Web Content Display Portlet loads. Now Select the icon Select the Star Icon

    Select the Star Icon

  5. Selecting the Select the Star Icon icon will open the Web Content Display function select the Advance link on this form and it will open the Basic form

    Click on the Advanced Link

  6. When this page loads find the My Places drop down menu and change from My Community to myWKU

    Change My Community to myWKU

  7. myWKU selected form appears now select the Search button

    myWKU selected form appears now select the Search button

  8. This should now display a list of the available portlets in that folder. Select the portlet by either selecting the ID or Name (double click). Note at the bottom of the list you may to go to additional pages if needed.

    View entire list

  9. Form returns and should display Portlet ID code – now select the Select the Close Icon icon at the end of the toolbar and it will return you to the page you started from. The portlet content updated.

    You will return to the page you started on.

  10. You will be returned to the sub page you started from – with the portlet in the first column top item.

    Web Content

  11. Currently adding the portlet will not load the portlet name. You will have to change the name of the Web Content Display portlet – naming it what you want. You may set the name by selecting the name field on the portlet and typing what you want to name the portlet then hit enter – make sure to delete all of the old information from the name field.

    Change the name in the Web Portlet

  12. Named Portlet - Google Search - IT is working on making this process easier for users.

    Named Portlet

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 Last Modified 9/24/14