changes in themes in portal server 6.1 - Websphere

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  1. changes in themes in portal server 6.1

    what are the changes in portal 6.1 themes.

    we have requirement to customize themes.


    thank you

  2. Re: changes in themes in portal server 6.1

    That is a pretty broad question.

    The themes were changed pretty heavily.
    First off you now have two options
    Server side aggregation (SSA(this is the standard way it has been done in portal)
    Client Side aggregation(CSA)(New in 6.l)

    Now overall changes are that it is recommended to deploy themes in their own separate war files, which is a new process that was added with 6.1. there are steps in the infocenter on how to do this for your custom themes.

    SSA themes
    The new SSA theme has had some view changes such as the theme customizer and other items added to it, as well as other reworkings in structure and code


    CSA themes
    these are a radical departure from the old standard where this will take alot of work to understand and modify. Everything is handled via rest services to update the various components like page navigation and portlets on the page. This provides independent portlet updates and uses ajax via dojo to make most of its calls and then uses xslt translations on the xml it receives back to render the content. Most of your changes will be in the xslt and style sheets to get the look and feel you want.






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  3. Re: changes in themes in portal server 6.1

    Something I forgot to add was that now given all that you 6.0 theme should work fine on 6.1

    What is it you are trying to do specifically


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  4. Re: changes in themes in portal server 6.1

    jwbarnes,

    My scenario is:

    i have two portlets on a page.
    When PersonA who is a Manager of the company logs in, he should see themeA and SkinA for that page.
    When PersonB who is a normal user of the application logs in, he should see themeB and SkinB for that same page.

    What i can say is, these two persons are present under different roles in LDAP, can i use this thought or Role, and if yes, where do i this(is this an administrators work or, is this portlet developer's work.)
    As these themes are now deployed on wps as applications, can you provide me how to do this.

    Thank you.

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