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JBoss Portal Server Development by Ramanujam Rao

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Types of portals

Portals can be categorized in many ways. However, the most logical way of classifying them is based on the functionality they provide, and the users they cater to. Function‑based categorization focuses on the former, while user-based categorization focuses on the latter.

Function-based portals

Based on the functionality offered by portals, they can be classified as vertical portals or horizontal portals. These include both portals offered within the enterprise and portals that provide standalone applications on the Internet.

Vertical portal

Vertical portals, also called Vortals are the types of portals that are built to provide a full-stack implementation of single business functionality. All of the sub-elements of a vertical portal ...

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