Configuration Templates

Once you’ve configured a widget, Configuration Templates can save those settings in a reusable template. If someone goes in and changes the settings of a particular widget, it then becomes easy to revert those changes back to the original configuration template. Configuration templates are only available for widgets placed on a page. Applications available from the Product Menu do not provide configuration templates.

To create a configuration template, click the Options icon (Options) from the menu in the widget’s title bar and select Configuration Templates. If widget’s current settings are the ones you want to save, click the Save Current Configuration as Template button. If not, change the settings until it’s configured the way you want it, and then click the button.

Figure 1: Create a configuration template to save your apps configuration settings.

Figure 1: Create a configuration template to save your app's configuration settings.

There is only one field to fill out. Enter a name for your template and click Save. You should now see your configuration in the list. If you ever need to revert the app to these archived settings, you can click Actions (Actions) → Apply next to the configuration template you want to apply.

Unless otherwise noted, all widgets in Liferay DXP support this feature. This is particularly useful for widgets that have a lot of configuration options, such as the Message Boards application.

Summary

You’ve now explored the configuration options available for Liferay widgets. You learned how to customize your widgets, export/import data, communicate between widgets, take advantage of different scopes, and save configuration settings. You also examined the different uses of social applications like Facebook and Netvibes for your Liferay widgets. In all, Liferay DXP gives you an abundance of options to leverage the full capability of your widgets.

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