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How Do I Add a Portlet to Display Text or an Image?

Portlets are the little boxes you see on Ag CMS pages. They can be used to display a variety of types of information. This lesson focuses on how to create a portlet that displays some text or an image.

Go To The Home Folder


Whatever the appearance of your home page (i.e., Folder, Page, etc.) you'll want to start here. That way your portlet can appear on every page in your website.


Manage Portlets


Click on the "Manage Portlets" link on the left hand side. (Even if you want your portlet to appear on the right.)


Add Static Text Portlet


On the right-hand side, click on the "Add Portlet" dropdown list and select "Static Text Portlet" (yes, even if you are adding an image).


Add What You Want to Appear in the Portlet


This is where you add the text or images that you want to appear in the portlet.

Choose one of the smaller sizes for your image(s). Mini or thumbnail usually work best.


Decide How You Want It to Look


You can choose to remove the border around the portlet, if you like.

If you wish to have some specific text in the portlet footer (e.g., Register Here), you can add that in the appropriate box. Only a few words should be used.

You can have the header and the footer be a link to a website. They will both go to the same place. If you have other websites you want to link to, put them in the body of your text.

And you can hide portlets without deleting them. This is useful for information that you may want to display again in the future (e.g., county fair info or 4-H messages that may appear year after year).

Don't forget to click the Save button!


Portlet is Now Created


You should now see a portlet placeholder box in the right-hand column.


The Portlet is Now Live


The portlet box should now appear with the information you specified.

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