Creating new applications and categories for the site toolbar

You can add new categories to the site toolbar to organize your applications. After you deploy portal, you can customize the Create > Applications user interface in the site toolbar. Add categories that reflect your business needs and website organization.

About this task

Portlets that are deployed on the portal server are automatically added to the All category.

The site toolbar structure is based on labels and pages. Create a label to add a category. Then, create a page for each application that you need to add to the site toolbar. The page title must match the name of the application.


  1. To open the Manage Pages portlet, click the Administration menu icon. Then, click Portal User Interface > Manage Pages.
  2. Locate the category root label.
    For example, search for a title that contains "Application" and then look for the unique name in the results.
  3. Click New Label.
  4. Enter the name of the category in the Title field. Click OK.
  5. Click the new label.
  6. Click New Page to add a child page.
  7. Enter the name of the application that you want to add to the site toolbar in the Title field and click OK.
  8. Click Edit Page Layout and add the portlet to the page. Click Done
  9. Verify that the category and portlet appear on the Applications palette.


If your content authors do not see the portlet that you added, the site toolbar might be cached. The feed that displays all portlets is cached after the content author views it. If you deploy a portlet and the site toolbar is already cached, the newly deployed portlet is not visible until the cache expires, which is 1 hour. To see the portlet sooner, look up the portlet in the Manage Portlets administration portlet and then go back to the site toolbar.