Personalizing Pages

Administrators can designate pages or sections of Widget Pages as customizable. When a user visits such a page, a notification appears stating that the user can customize the page. Users can make customizations only in the sections of pages designated by administrators. Customizations are based on the rows and columns of a page layout. Page customizations are only visible to the user who made the customizations. By default, Site members can make page customizations but non-Site members and guests can’t.

Enabling Page Customizations

To enable page customizations as an administrator,

  1. Click Configure Page from the Options button next to the Page you want to let Site members modify.

  2. Select the Advanced tab at the top of the page and expand the Customization Settings area.

  3. Click the Customizable selector button to activate customizations.

    Figure 1: To enable page customizations, click on the Configure Page button next to the page, expand the Customization Settings area, and click on the Customizable button.

    Figure 1: To enable page customizations, click on the *Configure Page* button next to the page, expand the *Customization Settings* area, and click on the *Customizable* button.

  4. Select the sections of the page that should be customizable.

  5. Enable one or more of the Customizable sections so Site members can customize sections of the page. Regions that you’ve designated as customizable are colored blue.

When Site members visit your customizable page, they see an extended Control Menu with a notification saying You can customize this page. Site members can toggle whether to view or hide the customizable regions. If you toggle the selector to view customizable regions, the regions on the page are color-coded to help distinguish customizable vs. non-customizable sections of the page.

Figure 2: Customizable regions are colored green and non-customizable regions are colored red.

Figure 2: Customizable regions are colored green and non-customizable regions are colored red.

Customization Permissions

Administrators must grant users permission to customize pages under the Site section. This can be achieved by assigning permission to a Role, then assigning this Role to the appropriate users. For example, if you want users to be able to customize your customizable pages, assign the Customize permission to the Role User. If you want Site members to be able to customize their Sites’ customizable pages, accept the default setting. By default, the Customize permission is assigned to the Role Site Member.

The Customize permission also lets users customize the look and feel of apps and import or export app settings.

Customizing Pages

With customization active, Site members can access the Add menu from the top right side of the screen when viewing their customizable page, which lets them add apps to the customizable sections of the page. If they click View Page without my customizations, the Add menu disappears.

Users can make two kinds of customizations to customizable regions:

  1. They can configure applications within the customizable regions.

  2. They can add apps to or remove apps from the customizable regions.

Reset My Customizations from the Options button restores a user’s customized page to match the default page, discarding their customizations so they can start anew.

Figure 3: Customizable areas are highlighted green when organizing apps on the page.

Figure 3: Customizable areas are highlighted green when organizing apps on the page.

Users can’t change a non-instanceable app’s configuration inside a customizable region since those apps are tied to the Site where they’ve been added.

Viewing Customized Pages

Site members can also choose between viewing their customized page and viewing the default page by selecting the Options button (Options) from the Control Menu and clicking the View Page without my customizations or View My Customized Page.

Administrators of customizable pages have the same two views as Site members: the default page view and the customized page view. Changes made to the default page affect all users, whereas changes made to the customized page affect only the administrator who made the changes. Changes made by administrators to non-customizable sections in the default view are immediately applied for all users. Changes made by administrators to customizable sections, however, do not overwrite users’ customizations.

Customization Example

As an administrator,

  1. Go to Page Configuration for the Welcome page.

  2. Go to the Advanced tab, and activate Customizations.

  3. Set the main column of the Welcome page of the Lunar Resort Site to be customizable.

As a regular user,

  1. Navigate to the Welcome page.

  2. Click AddWidgets.

  3. Locate the Language Selector widget and add it to the page.

The Language Selector application lets users select their language to view a translation of your Site into their native language. After closing the Configuration dialog box of the Language Selector app, the customized Welcome page looks like this:

Figure 4: In this example, the user added the Language app, and changed the display style from icons to a select box.

Figure 4: In this example, the user added the Language app, and changed the display style from icons to a select box.

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