Optimizing the page layout for the Tags portlet 

Optimize the page layout to use a smaller column width for the Tags portlet.


About this task

WebSphere Portal allows administrators and page editors to control the page layout for every page in the Portal environment. If the page layout includes a multi-column format, the size of each column can be set to optimize the layout to best accommodate the portlets on the page. The best layout of a page containing the IBM Connections tags portlet uses a smaller column width for the tags portlet leaving more screen real estate for the main content portlets with which it interacts.


Procedure

  1. Enable the Edit Layout portlet to display the option to control the column size.

    1. Log in to WebSphere Portal as the administrator

    2. In the Administration section, go to Portlet Management > Portlets.

    3. Locate the Edit Layout portlet. Search by title using "edit layout" as the search text.

    4. Click the "Configure Portlet" icon.

    5. Set the "ShowAdvancedOption" to yes.

    6. Click OK to save the changes.

  2. Set the column size:

    1. Log in to WebSphere Portal as the administrator

    2. In the Administration section, go to Portlet Management > Manage Pages.

    3. Open a page containing the Tags portlet.

    4. Browse to the page containing the portlets and click on the "Edit Page Layout" option for the page.

    5. Click the "Show layout tools" link.

    6. At the top of the column containing the Tags portlet, Click the two-sided arrow with the label "Not Set."

    7. Enter the pixel size for the width of the portlet.

        We recommend 180 pixels. This provides the optimal width.

    8. Click OK to save your settings.


Parent topic

IBM Connections Portlets for WebSphere Portal


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