Portal and application area

Design module Elements

In a layout, both application pages and portal pages are loaded in the portal and application area.

In the Design module, you can find the portal and application area under "Stage" in the structure of the area Layout. Application styles, such as for the application menu or the application's name, can be edited here. For portal pages, styles for portlets, can be edited here, for example.

The portal and application area is also available as an element that you can add to a layout, which does not already have such an area, by dragging & dropping it onto the workspace; subsequently, it can be configured. Please make sure to provide sufficient space for the area created with this element.

Application menu horizontal / vertical

Both of these elements can only be created if the portal and application area does not already have an application menu. With these, the application menu items are shown next to / beneath one another, respectively.


When you create the element, the wizard will open which will help you with its configuration.

The wizard can be reopened to adjust the settings afterwards by double-clicking on the element in the Layout - Structure area. This editing is only possible as long as no other elements have been inserted into the portal and application area.

Element settings

Click here for more information about the element settings.