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Item - Page content portlet
module: Content module
supplier: VYRE Ltd.

This portlet is used for Creating/Editing an item and then displaying it. Before you can use this template, Page Content Configuration needs to be setup as how the item will be created and then how will it be displayed.


Setting Up Page Content Configuration

Page Content Configurations

Select "Publishing" from the modules in the bottom left.(Fig. 1)

Fig. 1 Publishing module

In the hierarchical tree directly above it click on "Page Content".(Fig. 2)

Fig. 2 Page Content

In the page content section you will see a list of all the Page Content Configurations (if any created) in the main edit area on the right side.


There are links to edit Page Content Configurations and to delete them. Clicking on the edit link will allow you to rename a Page Content Configuration and will allow access to the Additional Settings as described below.

Creating Page Content Configurations

Select "Create" from the options bar at the top of the screen.(Fig. 3)

Fig. 3 Create Page Content

Title: Type the title/name of the page content configuration you are creating

Fig. 4 Page Content configuration

Type of portlet to be used to edit content: Select the type of portlet to be used to edit the content out of two options Item Edit Portlet and Content Templates.

After making a selection, click on "Save" on the options bar on the top of the page. Additional settings will appear in the form.(Fig. 4)

Page Content Configurations - Additional Settings

Upon creating a Page Content Configuration additional settings will appear under the dropdown.(Fig. 5)

Fig. 5 Page Content configuration - extra settings

Settings for editing an item: Click on "Settings for editing an item" and further options will be presented depending upon whether you selected "Item Edit Portlet" or "Content Templates" from the drop down above. Please see Setting up Item Edit Portlet and Setting Up content Template to know how to configure these settings.

Settings for displaying an item: Select the XSL Stylesheet from the dropdown that will be used to display the item. The XSL Stylesheets in the drop down can be found in "Publishing>Files>XSL>Item detail". Also select the check boxes of options underneath the dropdown as required and click "Save".

Delete: If you wish to delete a page configuration, click on "Delete " on the options bar at the top of the screen.

Clear all settings: Selecting this will reset the page configuration settings.

Edit Mode:

Setting Up the Portlet

1. Select the Page Content Configuration that you need to use and press "Save".

2. In the popup on the page that contains different options for a portlet, you will see an additional option "select-item". This can be used if you do not want to create a new item and wish to use an existing item.(Fig. 6)

Fig. 6 Setting up portlet

3. Select "select-item" and then click on "find item". A popup will open with all the items in the store this portlet is using. Select the item you want to be used by the portlet and press "Save".

4. Click on the portlet and select "view" from options.

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