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IBM Rational Application Developer V6 Portlet Application Development and Portal Tools by Ryan Wilson, Gianfranco Rutigliano, George Kroner, Belen Gonzalez, Karla Galvan, Cristiano Cesario, Juan R. Rodriguez

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32.1. Overview

Importing a Portal configuration from an existing Portal site is one of several ways available to create a new Portal project. It is also a recommended practice since the new and updated configuration will overwrite the original Portal configuration of the Portal site where the deployment takes place; in this way, part of the default original configuration can be lost.

In this section, you will be guided to execute the following tasks:

  • Create a connection to the Portal server

  • Import a WebSphere Portal Server V5.1 configuration

  • Modify the Layout navigation by creating additional labels, pages, etc.

  • Modify the Layout content areas by adding new columns and a portlet to a page

  • Change the page look and feel to use a different theme

  • Test ...

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