Creating custom dynamic content spots

After you create a new theme, you can customize it by creating your own dynamic content spots.

Procedure

  1. Create a WAR file with an arbitrary context root.
  2. Create a module plugin.xml that describes your content spot. You can use the following sample code to create your plugin.xml:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <plugin id="com.yourcompany.customtheme" name="Custom Theme Modules" provider-name="Your Company" version="1.0.0">
    
    <extension id="wp_dynamicContentSpots_custom" point="com.ibm.portal.resourceaggregator.module">
        <module id="wp_dynamicContentSpots_custom">
            <contribution type="dyn-cs">
                <sub-contribution type="markup" ref-id="myID">
                    <uri value="res:{war:context-root}/themes/html/dynamicSpots/myNewSpot.jsp"/>
                </sub-contribution>
            </contribution>
        </module>
    </extension>
  3. Deploy the WAR file.
  4. Reference the new module wp_dynamicContentSpots_custom in your profile.
  5. Use the dynamic content spot by adding the following code to your theme.html:
    <a rel="dynamic-content" href="dyn-cs:id:myID"></a>