Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Installation guide for WebSphere Portal 6.1.5 with WAS 7.0

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Error: Links Indexer is disabled

You may need to manually re-build the links database by following the below steps to fix the "Links Indexer is Disabled" issue.

Open your RAD/RSA workspace, Goto Windows --> Preferences --> Web --> Links and click Re-Index links Button.

Note: This has been fixed in the recent versions of rational softwares.

Monday, August 23, 2010

DOJO and WebSphere Portal

The WebSphere Portal 6.1.X internally uses the Dojo Version 1.3.2 for its themes. Also, The WebSphere Portal 6.1.5 supports two versions of Dojo (i.e, V1.1.1 and V1.3.2). You need to consider the dojo version before you do the development of portal application which uses Dojo.

You can find the information about how to upgrade/downgrade portal themes from Dojo 1.1.1 to 1.3.2 & vice versa in the following url

Dojo and WebSphere Portal

Using and migrating Dojo versions with WebSphere Portal themes

Sunday, August 22, 2010

What's new in WebSphere Portal 7

Click here to see the detailed information about what's new in WebSphere Portal 7.0.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Theme update in WebSphere Portal V6.1

IBM has recently published a very good article for publishing a Theme War into WebSphere Portal V6.1. Click here for more details.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Portlet Modes (WebSphere Portal 6.0 Onwards)

The below are the portlet modes and its use in WebSphere Portal.

View Mode -
Default portlet mode, It will be used to display all end user functionalities.
Edit Mode (Personalize) - This is user specific personalize mode. What ever changes are made and stored into portlet preference, that will affect only that specific user.
Edit Defaults Mode (Edit Shared Settings) - This mode will be available only for portal admins. Also, this will be available for users with minimum page level access rights as Editor and Portlet access rights as Administrator. The changes into this preference value will affect all the users.
NOTE: This is only for the portlet occurence in that page.
Config Mode -
This is configuration mode. What ever changes are made into this mode will affect all occurence on that portal.
Help Mode - Generally this will be used to give more details about that portlet functionality and its use.