Manage and Edit Pages
By default, when your group was approved, three pages were created: a Public page (for non-members), a Main page and a Group Collaboration page (both only viewable by members).
The Public and Main pages contain the following portlets:
Custom Content - You can enter general information about your group.
Announcements - You can display announcements related to your group.
Calendar - You can create and add events to a calendar of events for your group. You can allow members to subscribe to this calendar.
Bookmarks - You can create a list of bookmarks to web sites of interest for your members.
Handouts (Main page only) - You can upload documents and create links to them for your members.
Join Group (Public page only) - This allows non-members to join your group.
Here are some very basic instructions for creating and editing pages. Please refer to the individual help pages listed on the left side of this page for more detailed information about specific portlets.
You can create additional pages, if you want, by clicking on the Add a Page' link on the left side of the page. You'll be prompted to enter a name for your new page, and after you hit the ''Create'' button, your new page will be ready.
One of your pages is always designated as the ''Default page.'' The default page will come up first whenever someone navigates to your group's context. You can't delete your default page, but you can always set another page as default first and then delete the page.
Editing a page allows you to change the content and layout of a page, designate it as your default page, or delete the page. To edit a page, navigate to that page using the link in the sidebar, and then click the ''Edit Page'' link in the top right corner of the content area.
You can delete any page by navigating to the page, clicking the ''Edit Page'' link, and choosing the ''Delete the page'' option. Be careful: deleting a page deletes all the content you had on the page and it cannot be undone.
Adding, Deleting and Customizing Portlets
All of the content on a page comes in the form of portlets. Below are the basics of using portlets.
Managing Portlets on a Page
To manage portlets on a page, use the ''Edit Page'' link to get to the Page Manager for the page, and choose the ''Content'' tab. There you'll find the tools for managing which portlets are on your page.
Adding Portlets to the Page
To add a portlet to the page, use the ''Add a Portlet'' link. This brings up a list of all the portlets available to you to add to the page. Check off one or more to add them. You can also customize the display name of portlets you are adding. This display name can be edited using the ''Edit'' icon (it looks like a pencil) next to the portlet's name on the main screen of the Content tab.
To delete a portlet, click on the ''Delete'' icon (it looks like a trash can) next to the portlet's name on the Content tab. Be careful: this cannot be undone and will permanently delete any content you have added within that portlet.
To customize the settings of a portlet, you can click on the
(customize portlet) icon for that portlet. NOTE: Some of these settings are for your personal view of the portlet. Others are for all users' view of the portlet. See the individual help pages for portlets for more information.