The Easy Selector provides a simple way to add content to a portal at run time, without opening the Resource tree. It also allows you to control which items users can access.
Note: Ensure that the folder only includes file content and no subfolders.
The Portal Designer opens.
Note: Easy Selector functionality is only available for columnar layouts. It is not available for the Single Area and Fluid Canvas layouts. In addition, the Easy Selector feature is not available for use with the Responsive container.
This configuration allows users to add new content to a portal at run time, while preventing them from changing the column layout, which is important for the Easy Selector.
The Container Defaults dialog box opens. Here you can customize the drop-down menu for the items that are displayed on the page at run time. Click OK to close the Container Defaults dialog box.
The Browse For Folder dialog box opens and displays the same folder structure as the Content node in the Resource tree, as shown in the following image.
Note: You can change the folder location by clicking the Select Folder button and navigating to a different folder. It is not recommended to change the folder location after the end users have begun using the Easy Selector.
Note: You can multiselect the columns by holding the Ctrl key.
The portal opens, displaying the Add content button in each column, for which you have enabled the Easy Selector.
The Select Item dialog box opens.
The selected item opens and a new Add content button displays in the next column. This allows you to add the remaining items that are available to you. You can also multiselect items inside the Select Item dialog box, as shown in the following image.
Additionally, you can replace an item on the page with any item from the Select Item dialog box. You can access the Replace menu option by clicking the arrow in the upper-right corner of the container panel, as shown in the following image.
Note: The Add content button disappears and the Replace option becomes inactive after the last item in the Select Item dialog box is added to the page.