As a Liferay Portal developer we know whats Control Panel. Sometimes we need to develop a portlet which should be only available in the Control Panel but not in other places. In this article we will show how to move a custom built portlet to the control panel.
We will try to convert or move our portlet to Control Panel which is already developed
Below are the 2 files we need to modify to make a Control Panel Portlet
Follow the below steps to make existing portlet to available in Control Panel Portlet
Step 1:Specify where the portlet will appear in Control Panel
Open your liferay-portlet.xml. Add the below tags after <icon> tag
Note 1: In the above code the line <control-panel-entry-category>apps</control-panel-entry-category> says where our portlet will appear in the Contro Panel.
According to DTD below is the explanation
Set the control-panel-entry-category value to "my" to make this portlet available within the My Account administration of the user. Set the value to "apps", "configuration", "sites", or "users" to make it available in the Control Panel under that category. Set the value to "site_administration.configuration", "site_administration.content", "site_administration.pages" or "site_administration.users" to make it available in the Site Administration under that category. Legacy values from previous versions of Liferay will be automatically mapped to the new values: "content" to "site_administration.content", "portal" to "users", and "server" to "apps".
Note 2: The Tag <control-panel-entry-weight> represents location vertically in the given category. According to our code Book Portlet will appear at first position in apps category.
Step 2:Make the portlet hidden
In this step we put the portlet in hidden category so that it's not available anywhere other than Control Panel. This is done by modifying liferay-display.xml. For example
<display> <category name="category.hidden"> <portlet id="book-portlet" /> </category> </display>
That's all about making your portlet available in Control Panel.
Download Above Example:
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