Customizing the More menu of the action bar

The More menu is a public extension point that you can use to plug in your own menu actions that you want to make available in the action bar.

About this task

The More menu is based on the simple context menu framework of HCL Digital Experience Portal. The menu identifier is moreActions. For more details on the simple menu framework as well as how to implement and register your own menu actions, read Simple menu framework.

By default, the context menu is empty. If you do not plan to plug in your own menu contributions, you can disable it globally or for individual virtual portals. If you disable it, the portal no longer shows the More menu in the action bar.

You can disable the More menu in the virtual portal configuration service.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the WebSphere® Integrated Solutions Console as an administrator.
  2. Click Resources > Resource Environment > Resource Environment Providers.
  3. Click WP VirtualPortalConfigService.
  4. Update the appropriate configuration properties, depending on whether you want to disable the feature globally or for a specific virtual portal only:
    • To disable the More menu in the entire portal, including all virtual portals, proceed as follows:
      1. Click Custom properties.
      2. Edit or create the property global.wp_toolbar_moremenu.enabled, and set its value to false.
      3. Save your changes.
      4. Restart the Portal server to apply your changes.
    • To disable the More menu for a specific virtual portal, proceed as follows:
      1. Click Custom properties.
      2. To disable the More menu for the default virtual portal, edit or create the property default.wp_toolbar_moremenu.enabled, and set its value to false.
      3. To disable the More menu for any other virtual portal than the default virtual portal, specify the following properties:
        context.virtual_portal_context.property.wp_toolbar_moremenu.enabled = false
        Set the value for this property to false. Replace virtual_portal_context with the context of the target virtual portal. Example: context.vp1.property.wp_toolbar_moremenu.enabled = false.
        hostname.virtual_portal_hostname.property.wp_toolbar_moremenu.enabled = false
        Set the value for this property to false. Replace virtual_portal_hostname with the host name of the target virtual portal. Example: hostname.vp.example.com.property.wp_toolbar_moremenu.enabled = false.
      4. Restart the Portal server to apply your changes.
      If you defined the property global.wp_toolbar_moremenu.enabled listed earlier, it acts as a fallback setting for virtual portals that do not have the More menu property set. For more information about prefixes, placeholders, and the order in which properties are evaluated, read Virtual Portal Configuration Service.