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Custom Links

In order to create a sense of community with end users, companies may want to expand their Web portals and use them as hubs for disseminating news and information. One way to do this is to add custom links on their portal to other websites and resources. For example, link to a blog, to a community forum, to a management interface and more.

To view a list of custom links, click the settings icon. Then expand the System Settings and Portal folders and click Custom Links in the navigation pane. A list of custom links will load in the content pane.

In general, the following columns are available:

  • Checkbox - Use these boxes to select multiple links. Custom links must be selected before choosing an action from the toolbar.
  • Title - The link name displayed in the portal.
  • Description - A brief description of the linked site.
  • Role Required - The role of users that have access to the link.

The following options are available from the actions toolbar:

  • New - Creates a custom link.
  • Edit - Allows the administrator to make changes to an custom link's settings.
  • Delete - Permanently deletes the selected link(s).

To view the settings for a specific link, simply double-click the custom link. The custom link settings will load in the content window and the following tabs will be available:

Options

  • Title - The link name displayed in the portal.
  • Description - A brief description of the linked site.
  • Display Order - The order in which the link is displayed.
  • Link URL - The URL to the linked website.
  • Link Target - To specify how the linked site will open, select the appropriate option from the list.
  • Role Required - To specify which users have access to the link, select the appropriate role from the list.
  • Icon - The image to be displayed for this link in the portal.
  • Enable in portal - Checking this box will display the link on the main portal page.
  • Display as a tab - Checking this box will display the link on a separate portal tab. Note: To display the link as a separate portal tab, the "Enable in portal" option must also be enabled. If this option is not enabled, the portal tab will not display.

Brands

Use this tab to specify the brands for which the link will display.