Tags used by the portal JSPs | HCL Digital Experience

Learn about the most commonly used tags in the portal JSPs. Use these tags to modify the appearance and layout of the portal page.

The following links provide topics with summary descriptions of each tag - grouped by tag type. Each separate topic also provides tag descriptions and code examples:

Note: Do not use portal tags in portlet JSPs. The tags that are mentioned are only for use in theme and skin JSPs.
To use these tags, the following taglib declarations must be provided in the parent JSP of the theme:

<%@ taglib uri="http://www.ibm.com/xmlns/prod/websphere/portal/v8.5/portal-navigation" 
		prefix="portal-navigation" %>
<%@ taglib uri="http://www.ibm.com/xmlns/prod/websphere/portal/v8.5/portal-dynamicui" 
		prefix="portal-dynamicui" %>
<%@ taglib uri="http://www.ibm.com/xmlns/prod/websphere/portal/v8.5/portal-logic" 
		prefix="portal-logic" %>
<%@ taglib uri="http://www.ibm.com/xmlns/prod/websphere/portal/v8.5/portal-core" 
		prefix="portal-core" %>
<%@ taglib uri="http://www.ibm.com/xmlns/prod/websphere/portal/v8.5/portal-fmt" 
		prefix="portal-fmt" %>
The following taglib declarations must be provided to the parent JSP of the skin - in addition to the ones in the theme:

<%@ taglib uri="http://www.ibm.com/xmlns/prod/websphere/portal/v8.5/portal-skin" 
		prefix="portal-skin" %>
<%@ taglib uri="http://www.ibm.com/xmlns/prod/websphere/portal/v8.5/portal-showtools" 
		prefix="portal-showtools" %>
Notes:
  • The tags in the portal-internal.tld tag library are not intended for customization, but for use only by internal portal code.
  • The tags in the engine.tld and portal-internal.tld tag libraries are not intended for customization, but only to support compatibility with an earlier version and migration. The engine.tld tag library are not available in subsequent releases of HCL Portal.
  • z/OSĀ® only: The tags in the engine.tld, engine_v2.tld, and portal.tld tag libraries are not intended for customization, but only to support compatibility with an earlier version and migration.