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GateIn Cookbook by Piergiorgio Lucidi, Luca Stancapiano, Ken Finnigan

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Managing the navigation tree using XML

In this recipe, we will describe how you can change the default structure of the navigation tree to initialize your own portal for your specific requirements.

Getting ready

Three different configuration files manage the configuration for the navigation of a portal, so let's start discussing about these files:

  • portal.xml: Contains the default layout and the standard applications for a portal
  • pages.xml: Contains the pages layout and the standard applications for pages
  • navigation.xml: Contains all the pages of the tree

You already know the first two files, as we have already discussed them in the previous recipes: portal.xml is covered in the Managing portals using XML recipe, while pages.xml is explained in the ...

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