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You must have global administrator permission to add, remove, or edit site settings, pages/tabs, users or roles. If you do not see the Admin tab, you do not have necessary permission. 
To add, remove, or edit site settings, pages/tabs, users or roles, click on the Admin tab. This page is divided into four sections. 
  1. In the Site Title text box, type the title of your portal.
  2. In the Description text box, add a description of your portal. The description is a meta tag that is used to index and useful for search engines.
  3. In the Keywords text box, you can add keywords (meta tags) that can be used to index and useful for search engines.
  4. In the Template drop-down list box, select a background for your portal.
  5. If you want users to be able to sign up on your portal, check the appropriate boxes next to User Registration. None for not available, Private for approval by administrator, Public for without administrator approval, and Verified for email verification. Note:  this feature is currently not available.
  6. To add your own logo to your portal, in the Logo File text box, type the address of the file you want to link to.
  7. If you want hierarchical main navigation (use of fly-downs), click the Use Hierarchical Main Navigation check box.
  8. If you want an automatic client browser test, click the Perform Automatic Client Browser Test check box. This checks Browser version and whether or not cookies and JavaScript is on.
  9. Click Save.
The terms page and tab are used synonymously.
You can add a new page/tab by clicking Add New Tab. The Tab Name and Layout page opens.
1.       In the Tab Name text box, type the name you want.
2.       In the Parent Tab drop-down list box, select the pages/tabs you want assign as a parent.
3.       In the Tab Title text box, type the title of the page/tab.
4.       In the Keywords text box, you can add keywords that can be used to identify this page/tab during searches.
5.       In the Template drop-down list box, select a background to your portal
6.       In the Icon text box, type the address of the icon you want.
7.       If you want the page/tab to be seen, click the Visible checkbox.
8.       If you want the page/tab to be seen by mobile users, click the Show to Mobile Users checkbox
9.       In the Mobile Tab Name text box, type the name you want.
Setting the security for a page/tab is important. This allows you to control and specify viewing and editing permissions of a page/tab. Each authenticated portal user is assigned a unique role within the portal’s domain. Unauthenticated users get allocated to default roles, in this case All Users. Each page/tab has three default roles, Administrators, All Users, and Authenticated Users. Additional roles may be added.
  1. If you want to make the page/tab visible for a specific role, click the Authorized Roles checkbox next to the role you want to grant the right to view.
  2. If you want to grant permission to change content of the page/tab, click the Admin Roles checkbox next to the role you want to grant the right to perform administrative tasks.
  3. If you want the same page/tab permissions you have established to be used on child pages/tabs, click the Propagate Security to Child Tabs checkbox.
  1. In the Add Module section, choose the module you want from the Module Type drop-down list box.
  2. In the Module Name text box, type the name you want.
  3. Click Add to ‘Organize Modules’ Below, Move Up , Move Right , Move Down , Edit , Delete  next to each pane (Left Mini Pane, Content Pane, Right Mini Pane) to place the module in the location you want.
  4. Repeat steps one, two and three for each module you want to add.
  5. Click Save.
You can edit existing pages/tabs in the Tabs box.
To move or edit pages/tabs, click on the page/tab you want to change then;
  1. Click Up  to move the selected tab up in list.
  2. Click Down  to move the selected tab down in list
  3. Click Left  to move the selected tab up one hierarchical level
  4. Click Right  to move the selected tab down one hierarchical level.
  5. Click Edit  to edit the selected tab’s properties. The Tab Name and Layout page will appear. Make the changes you want, then click Save.
  6. Click Delete  to remove the selected tab.
Use this section to manage and add registered users. Each authenticated portal user is assigned a unique role within the portal’s domain. Unauthenticated users get allocated to default roles, in this case All Users. Each module has three default roles, Administrators, All Users, and Authenticated Users. Additional roles may be added.
To add a new user, click Add New User. The Manage User page opens.
  1. In the Email (or Windows domain name) text box, type the email or domain name of the user you want to add.
  2. In the Password text box, type a password.
  3. Click Apply Name and Password Changes.
  4. Select the appropriate role from the list.
  5. Click Add user to this role.
  6. Click Save.
You can edit or delete an existing user.
  1. Select the user from the Registered Users drop-down list.
  2. Click Edit  to edit user information.
  3. Click Delete  to delete the user.
Each authenticated portal user is assigned a unique role within the portal’s domain. Unauthenticated users get allocated to default roles, in this case All Users. Each module has three default roles, Administrators, All Users, and Authenticated Users. Additional roles may be added.
You can edit or delete an existing role. Use the icon next to the role you want to change.
  1. Click Edit  to edit role information. Add new members or make the changes you want then click Apply.
  2. Click Delete  to delete the role.
You can add a role by clicking Add New Role. A text box with New Role0 appears.
1.       Select New Role0 then type the name of the new role.
2.       Add more members to the role by clicking Members. The Role Membership page opens. Select the name from the drop-down list, then click Add existing user to role.
3.       Click Apply.
This module renders a list of announcements. Each announcement includes a title, text and a read more link, and can be set to automatically expire after a particular date. 
You can add an announcement by clicking Add New Announcement in the Announcement module. The Announcement Details page opens.
  1. In the Title text box, type the name of the announcement.
  2. In the Read more link text box, type the address you want users of mobile devices to link to.
  3. In the Read more (Mobile) text box, type the address you want users of mobile devices to link to.
  4. In the Description Text Editor, you can add text and images to describe your announcement.
  5. In the Expires text box, either type the date or click the Calendar to enter the date you want the announcement to expire.
  6. Click Save.
You can edit an existing announcement by clicking Edit . The Announcement detail page will open.
  1. Make the changes you want.
  2. Click Save.
The Contact Manager module renders contact information for a group of people, for example a project team, vendors, or customers. The Mobile version of this module also provides a Call link to phone a contact when the module is browsed from a wireless telephone. 
You can add a contact by clicking Add New Contact in the Contact module.
The Contact Details page opens.
  1. In the Name text box, type the name of the contact.
  2. In the Role text box, type the role of the contact.
  3. In the Email text box, type the contact’s email address.
  4. In the Contact1 and Contact2 text boxes, type additional contact information.
  5. Click Save.
You can edit contact information by clicking Edit  to the left of item you want to change.
The Contact Details page opens.
  1. Make the changes you want.
  2. Click Save.
The currency exchange module allows users to get instant exchange rates for any currency conversions in the world.
You can efficiently convert currency using the Currency Exchange Module.
  1. Select the currency you want in the Convert From list.
  2. Select the currency you want in the Convert To list.
  3. Type in a number in Amount.
  4. Click Convert.
  5. The amount will be calculated and displayed.
The Discussions Module renders a group of message threads on a specific topic. Discussions includes a Read/Reply Message page, which allows authorized users to reply to existing messages or add a new message thread.
You can add a discussion topic by clicking Add New Thread in the Discussion module.
The Message Detail page opens.
  1. In the Title text box, type the title you want.
  2. In the Body Text Editor, you can add text and images to describe you views.
  3. Click Save.
  4. Click Back to discussion to return to the Discussion module.
You can reply to an existing discussion by clicking its title. The Message Detail page opens. 
  1. Click Reply to this Message.
  2. In the Body Text Editor, you can add text and images to describe you views.
  3. Click Save.
  4. Click Back to discussion to return to the Discussion module.
This module renders a list of documents and files, including links for browsing or downloading. Documents includes an edit page, which allows authorized users to edit the information about the Documents (For example, a descriptive title) stored in the SQL database.
 
Add a new document by clicking Add New Document.
The Document Details page opens.
  1. In the Name text box, type the title of the document.
  2. In the Category text box, type the category to which the document belongs.
  3. In the URL to Browse text box, type the address you want to link to.
  4. Or you can select a document to add to the SQL database in the Upload to Portal box by clicking Browse.
  5. Click Save.
Edit an existing document by clicking Edit  next to the title of the document. The Document Details page opens. 
  1. In the Name text box, type the title of the document.
  2. In the Category text box, type the category to which the document belongs.
  3. In the URL to Browse text box, type the address you want to link to.
  4. Or you can select a document to add to the SQL database in the Upload to Portal box by clicking Browse.
  5. Click Save.
 
This module renders a list of upcoming events, including time and location. Individual events can be set to automatically expire from the list after a particular date.
Add a new event by clicking Add New Event. The Event Details page opens.
  1. In the Title text box, type the name of the event.
  2. In the Description Text Editor, you can add text and images to describe your event.
  3. In the Location text box, type the location where the event will take place.
  4. In the Event Date box, type the date or click the Calendar to select the date.
  5. In the Expires text box, either type the date or click the Calendar to enter the date you want the event to automatically be removed from the module.
  6. Click Save.
You can edit or update an existing event by clicking Edit  next to the name of the event.   The Event Details page opens. Make the changes you want then click Save.
 
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) are easily managed in the FAQ module for dynamic interaction with categories. Questions can quickly be organized, reordered and selected as viewable or non-viewable. The module includes an edit page that allows authorized users to update the FAQs.
You can add category by clicking Add FAQ Category. The Edit FAQ Category page opens.
  1. In the Name text box, type the name of the category.
  2. In the Description box, type a description of the category.
  3. Click to put a checkmark in the Visible box if you want the category to be seen by roles are authorized to view this module. Permission to view or edit a module is determined by module settings.
  4. Click Save.
Edit a FAQ Category by clicking Edit  next to the category name. The Edit FAQ Category page opens.
1.       In the Name text box, type the name of the category.
2.       In the Description box, type a description of the category.
3.       Click to put a checkmark in the Visible box if you want the category to be seen by roles are authorized to view this module. Permission to view or edit a module is determined by module settings.
4.       Click Save.
You can add a question by clicking Add FAQ Entry in the category where you want the question included. The Edit FAQ Entry page opens.
  1. In the Question text box, type the question.
  2. In the Answer text box, type the response.
  3. You can change the category in the Category list.
  4. Click Save.
Edit a FAQ Entry by clicking Edit  next to the question. The Edit FAQ Entry page opens.
  1. In the Question text box, type the question.
  2. In the Answer text box, type the response.
  3. You can change the category in the Category list.
  4. Click Save.
View the answer to a FAQ by clicking the title of the question.
The Google module allows you to provide Google searches of your portal content.
You can look for information using the Google Search module.
  1. In the text box, type in the word or name you are looking for.
  2. If you want to limit the search to your portal, click the Search this web site only checkbox.
  3. Click Search.
 
This module renders portal web site content in the form of HTML or text. The Html/Text module includes an edit page, which allows authorized users to add, edit, delete and modify the HTML or text snippets directly.
You can add or make changes to a HTML document by clicking Edit. The HTML Settings page opens.
  1. In the HTML Content Text Editor, you can add text and images.
  2. You can efficiently find and change multiple instances of a specific word or phrase. In the Old Text text box, type the word or phrase you want to find. In the New Text text box, type the new word or phrase. Click on local, then on Replace.
  3. Click Save.
You can apply a predefined set of formatting characteristics, a style, to your text.
  1. Select the text to which you want to apply the style.
  2. On the toolbar, click the arrow next to Paragraph , then click a style name.
  1. Select the text you want to change.
  2. On the toolbar, click the arrow next to Font , then click a font name.
  1. Select the text you want to change.
  2. On the toolbar, click a click the arrow next to Font Size , then click a point size.
  1. Select the text to which you want to apply the color.
  2. On the toolbar, click the arrow next to Color , then click the color you want.
  1. Select the text to which you want to apply the color.
  2. On the toolbar, click Font Fore Color .
  3. The Color Picker appears. Select the color you want.
  1. Select the text (or graphic) you want to highlight.
  2. On the toolbar, click the arrow next to Highlight Color , then click the color you want.
  1. Select the text (or graphic) you want to highlight.
  2. On the toolbar, click Font Back Color .
  3. The Color Picker appears. Select the color you want
  1. Select the text to which you want to apply the formatting.
  2. On the toolbar, click Bold .
  1. Select the text you want to change.
  2. On the toolbar, click Bold .
  1. Select the text to which you want to apply the formatting.
  2. On the toolbar, click Italic .
  1. Select the text you want to change.
  2. On the toolbar, click Italic .
  1. Select the text you want to underline.
  2. On the toolbar, click Underline .
  1. Select the text you want to change.
  2. On the toolbar, click Underline .
  1. Select the text to which you want to apply the formatting.
  2. On the toolbar, click Strikethrough .
  1. Select the text you want to change.
  2. On the toolbar, click Strikethrough .
  1. Select the text to which you want to apply the formatting.
  2. On the toolbar, click Superscript  or Subscript .
  1. Select the text you want to change.
  2. On the toolbar, click Superscript  or Subscript .
  1. Click where you want to insert the picture.
  2. On the toolbar, click Insert Picture .
  3. The Insert Image – Web Page Dialog appears. Locate the picture you want to insert.
  4. Double-click the picture you want to insert.
  1. Select the text or picture you want to display as a hyperlink.
  2. On the toolbar, click Insert Hyperlink .
  3. The Hyperlink dialog appears.
  4. In the Type box choose what type you intend to link to.
  5. In the URL box, type the address you want to link to.
  6. Click OK.
  1. Select the hyperlink.
  2. Press delete.
  1. Right-click the hyperlink.
  2. On the toolbar, click Unlink .
  1. Select the text you want to change.
  2. On the toolbar, click Remove Font Formatting .
    Note: This does not remove styles.
  1. Select the text you want to align.
  2. On the toolbar, click Align Left  or Align Right .
  1. Select the text you want to center.
  2. On the toolbar, click Center .
  1. Select the text you want to justify.
  2. On the toolbar, click Justify .
  1. Select the text to which you want to apply bullets or numbering.
  2. On the toolbar, click Bullets  or Numbering .
  1. Select the text from which you want bullets or numbering removed.
  2. On the toolbar, click Bullets  or Numbering .
Increase or decrease the left indent of a paragraph.
  1. Select the paragraph you want to change.
  2. On the toolbar, click Increase Indent  or Decrease Indent .
Select the item you want to move or copy.
  1. To move the item, click Cut  on the toolbar. To copy the item, click Copy  on the toolbar.
  2. Click where you want the item to appear.
  3. On the toolbar, click Paste .
  1. On the toolbar, click Delete All .
  2. A dialog asking “Do you want to delete all the HTML and text presently in the editor.” appears. If you do, click OK. If you do not, click cancel.
  1. Click Undo  on the toolbar to undo the very last action you took.
  2. If you change your mind and do not want to undo an action, click Redo  on the toolbar.
  1. Print the active document by clicking Print  on the toolbar.
  2. The Print dialog appears.
  3. Select your options.
  4. Click Print.
Check the spelling on your document by clicking Spell/Grammar  on the toolbar.
  1. Click where you want to insert a symbol.
  2. On the toolbar, click the arrow next to Symbols , then click the symbol you want.
  1. Click where you want to insert a horizontal line.
  2. On the toolbar, click Insert Horizontal Rule .
Insert the current date
  1. Click where you want to insert the current date.
  2. On the toolbar, click Insert Date .
Insert the current time
  1. Click where you want to insert the current time.
  2. On the toolbar, click Insert Time .
Find out how many words are in your document by clicking Word Count .
This module renders a list of hyperlinks.
Add a new link by clicking Add new link.
The Link Details page opens.
  1. In the Title text box, type a name for the link.
  2. In the URL box, type the address you want to link to.
  3. In the Mobile URL box, type the address you want to link to.
  4. In the Description text box, type a description of the link.
  5. In the View Order text box, type the order (an integer) you want the links to be seen.
  6. Click Save.
Edit a link by clicking Edit  next to the title of the link. Make the changes you want then click Save.
You can change the module settings by clicking Module Settings . The Module Settings page opens.
  1. In the Module Name text box, type in title you want use for the module.
  2. If you want to set the refresh rate, type the number of second in the Cache Timeout (seconds) textbox.
  3. If you want the module to be available for mobile users, click the Show to Mobile Users checkbox.
  4. If you want this module to appear on all pages/tabs, click the Show on All Tabs checkbox.
  5. If you want the name of the module to be visible, clickthe Show Title checkbox.
 
The Module Permissions section allows you to control and specify viewing and editing permissions of a module. Each authenticated portal user is assigned a unique role within the portal’s domain. Unauthenticated users get allocated to default roles, in this case All Users. Each module has three default roles, Administrators, All Users, and Authenticated Users. Additional roles may be added.
  1. If you want to make the module visible for a specific role, click the Roles That Can View Module checkboxes.
  2. If you want to grant permission to edit the module, click the Roles That Can Edit Module checkboxes.
  3. If you want the same module permissions you have established to be used on Child Modules, click the Replicate Permissions to Child Modules checkbox.
 
After completing all the changes you want, click Save.
You can change the HTML Document module settings by clicking Module Settings . The module settings page opens.
1.       In the Module Name text box, type in title you want use for the module.
2.       If you want to set the refresh rate, type the number of second in the Cache Timeout (seconds) textbox.
3.       If you want the module to be available for mobile users, click the Show to Mobile Users checkbox.
4.       If you want this module to appear on all pages/tabs, click the Show on All Tabs checkbox.
5.       If you want the name of the module to be visible, clickthe Show Title checkbox.
The Module Permissions section allows you to control and specify viewing and editing permissions of a module. Each authenticated portal user is assigned a unique role within the portal’s domain. Unauthenticated users get allocated to default roles, in this case All Users. Each module has three default roles, Administrators, All Users, and Authenticated Users. Additional roles may be added.
 
1.       If you want to make the module visible for a specific role, click the Roles That Can View Module checkboxes.
2.       If you want to grant permission to edit the module, click the Roles That Can Edit Module checkboxes.
3.       If you want the same module permissions you have established to be used on Child Modules, click the Replicate Permissions to Child Modules checkbox.
The Module Policy Owners (These roles can manage the associated policy.) section allows you to control and specify the roles that can view and edit the HTML Document.
 
  1. If you want to make the HTML document visible for a specific role, click the Roles That Can View HTML Document checkboxes.
  2. If you want to grant permission to edit the HTML document, click the Roles That Can Edit HTML Document checkboxes.
 
After completing all the changes you want, Click Save.
Like Links, this module renders a list of hyperlinks. Rather than rendering the name, QuickLinks shows the title “Quick Launch’. Its compact rendering and generic title make it ideal for a set of ‘global’ links that appears on several pages/tabs in the portal.
Add a new link by clicking Add new link.
The Link Details page opens.
  1. In the Title text box, type a name for the link.
  2. In the URL box, type the address you want to link to.
  3. In the Mobile URL box, type the address you want to link to.
  4. In the Description text box, type a description of the link.
  5. In the View Order text box, type the order
  6. Click Save.
 
Use the Redirect module to easily channel (move) users anywhere within your portal. You must be an administrator to add or change the Redirect module. Click Admin to make changes.
The Redirect Admin page opens.
  1. In the Navigate URL text box, type the address you want to link to.
  2. Click Save.
You can edit an existing announcement by clicking Edit . The Announcement detail page will open.
  1. Make the changes you want.
  2. Click Save.
The RSS Feed module allows you to display dynamic content from external data and news feed sources.
You can change the RSS Feed on your page by clicking Admin. The RSS Feed Settings page opens.
  1. In the RSS Feed URL text box, type in the address for the link.
  2. In the Maximum # of Items box, type in the number of items you want to appear in the module.
  3. In the Stylesheet box, select the stylesheet you want.
  4. Click Save.
You can use the Tasks module to manage and delegate specific tasks and action items. The Tasks module shows a list view of each entry and includes the title, status, priority, due date, assigned to and % complete. An expanded view of a task can be displayed by clicking the name of the task. 
You can add a task by clicking Add New Task.
The Task Details page opens.
  1. In the Title text box, type the name of the Task.
  2. In the Description text box, type a description of the task.
  3. In the % Complete box, type the percentage of the task that is finished.
  4. In the Status box, select Not Started, In Progress, Deferred, or Complete.
  5. In the Priority box, select High, Normal or Low.
  6. Enter a name in the Assigned to box.
  7. In the Start Date box, type the date or click the Calendar to select the start date.
  8. In the Due Date box, type the date or click the Calendar to select the due date.
  9. Click Save.
You can edit or update an existing task by clicking Edit . The Task Details page opens. Make the changes you want then click Save.
 
To change from the list view to the full view, click on the name of the task.
Click Edit, to edit or update the information. To return to the Task module, click Edit then Save.
This module allows you to define your own tables for collecting and managing data. You can enter data directly into the table or use the UDT Entry Form.
Set up your user defined table by clicking Admin. The Manage User Defined Table page opens.
1.       Click Add New Field
2.       If you want the field to be seen, click the Visible checkbox.
3.       If you want the field to be searchable, click the IsSearchable checkbox.
4.       If data must be added for each record, click the IsRequired checkbox.
5.       In the Title textbox, type the name of the field.
6.       Select the type of data to be entered in the Type drop-down list.
7.       Determine the maximum length in the MaxLength text box.
8.       In the Description text box, add additional information.
9.       On the left, click Save  to save the field.
10.   Repeat steps 1 through 9 for each field in your table.
11.   In the Sort Order drop-down, select the way you want the data to be sorted.
12.   Make the field available for searches by clicking the Allow Searching checkbox.
13.   Enter the data you want in the Initial Query text box.
14.   After a field has been added you can edit the data. Click Edit  on the left of the field.
15.   To delete a field, click Delete  on the left of the field.
16.   Click Back to view the table and add new records.
To enter data using the UDT Entry form, simply click in the appropriate text boxes, type in your information, then click Save. The record will be added to your table.
 
Note: One UDT Entry form module can support many user defined tables. To change the table in the form, click Admin, then choose the table you want to display from the User Defined Table drop-down list.
Add data to an existing table by clicking Add New Record.
The User Defined Table page opens. Add the information you want then click Save.
You can also add data using the UDT Entry Form. Fill in the text boxes then click Save.
  1. To view a record in list format, click View  on the left.
  2. To edit a record, click the Edit  on the left.
  3. To delete a record, click Delete  on the left.
Notification mail can be set up. In the UDT Entry Form, click Admin.
The User Defined Table Entry Settings page opens. Fill in the information in the Notification Details (To disable notification remove the email address) section.
1.       In the Send Notification To box, type the email address you want to use.
2.       In the Send Notification From box, type the email address you want to use.
3.       In the Notification Subject box, type the subject.
4.       In the Notification Body box, type additional text.
5.       In the Outgoing Mail Server box, type the name of the outgoing mail server you are using.
6.       In the Redirect to URL text box, type the address you want to use.
7.       Click Save.
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