Some examples for using pre-configured portlets include:
- List portlets display the latest content from subareas or from a select area of the site.
- Landing Navigation portlets insert navigation to an area, or a particular content item, into the body of the page.
- Teaser portlets insert content onto the page, which is "hero text" or other marketing material. Teaser portlets direct users to other areas of the site through links.
Index pages do not start out empty and have less area for adding content. However, you can use any of the preceding portlets on index pages.
For details pages, you must reference component configurations that were either built manually, or built by dropping portlets onto landing and index pages. After creating a component configuration manually or by dropping a pre-configured portlet onto an index or landing page, use the Component Configuration Reference portlet to select it and display it on your details page.
Using the Component Configuration Reference portlet is also a way to reuse components globally across the site. For example, list components defined in one location of the site can be used elsewhere using the Component Configuration Reference portlet.
Components can always be created manually for any page – either by creating a component configuration or copying an existing one. You can then use a Component Configuration Reference portlet to display it on any page.
Parent topic: Content Template Catalog portlet palette