Portal Content Manager

This documentation applies to ZetaBoards only.

The Portal Content Manager is an effective way to add, delete, and edit portal content. To access the Portal Content Manager, select Portal Manager under the Board Customization section in the Admin CP.

Adding Portal Content

To add content to your portal, click the Add new portal content block button at the bottom of the Portal Content Manager table. Completing the form and clicking the Add Section will create a content block. The following are options that appear in the Add Section form:

  • Block Title is the name of the content block. It will appear on the Portal Content Manager, as well as on the portal block itself on your board's portal.
  • Placement determines where the content block will be placed.
    • Left Side positions the content block on the left-hand side of the page.
    • Right Side positions the content block on the right-hand side of the page.
    • Upper Main Section positions the content block in the upper part of the center column of the page.
    • Lower Main Section positions the content block in the lower part of the center column of the page.
    • Footer positions the content block near the bottom of the page, between the exported news and board statistics.
  • Placement Priority determines how the content blocks of the same placement (e.g. footer) are arranged.
    • Top positions the content block in the top position based on where you set the block's placement.
    • Medium positions the content block in the middle, or medium, position based on where you set the block's placement.
    • Low positions the content block in the bottom, or low, position based on where you set the block's placement.

Placement priority is a bit inexact. If you want two content blocks in the same placement and placement priority (e.g. footer placement and medium priority), the block added first will appear above the others.

  • Content determines which coding type is used in the content block: Plain Text with BBCode or HTML. To add content to the block, enter it into the textarea. You will also be able to select and place the following modules: Calendar Events, Member Status Updates, and Shoutbox from this menu.

Managing Portal Content

Alongside adding content blocks, editing and deleting them are a breeze with the Portal Content Manager.

Editing Portal Blocks

To edit content blocks, click the Edit link next to the block you wish to edit. The editable options are the same options that appear when adding a content block. See Adding Portal Content for option descriptions.

Since you cannot rename the Calendar Events, Member Status Updates, and Shoutbox Modules, you cannot edit them to change placement. You will need to delete the existing block and create a new one.

Deleting Portal Blocks

To delete content blocks, simply click the Delete link next to the block you wish to delete.

There is no confirmation screen when deleting portal content blocks. As it is not possible to restore content blocks, be careful before deleting them.

Adjusting the Sidebars

To adjust the widths of the sidebars, adjust the width declaration for #portal_l and #portal_r. Then, adjust the margin declaration for #portal_news to equal 10+ sidebar width on each side.

For example:

	#portal_l { width: 150px; }
	#portal_r { width: 200px; }
	#portal_news { margin: 0 210px 0 160px; }

Using a Poll on the Portal

Using a poll on the portal is commonly thought to be controlled by the AdminCP, however it is a function that is rooted in to the forum itself.

In order to use a poll on your site portal page you must first create the poll you desire to be shown on the portal. Then, while viewing that poll, there will be a link that says Use as Poll on Portal directly underneath the poll choices. Click that link and the poll will now appear on your portal based on your settings for poll placement and poll priority in the portal portion of your AdminCP.

If you desire multiple polls on the portal page you must have all the desired polls listed in one topic. You can do this by creating a poll, and the clicking on the Append a Poll link to add another. Then, when they are all added if you click on Use as Poll on Portal all the polls in that topic will appear as polls on your portal.



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