Customizing the Headlines style

Customize the Headlines presentation style to further suit your requirements.

About this task

To customize the Headlines presentation style for your portlet instance:


  1. From the portlet menu, select Personalize, Edit Shared Settings, or Configure. The General tab is selected, by default.
  2. Click the Appearance tab.
  3. In case the Headlines presentation style isn't your current, default presentation style, click the General link and select Headlines as the presentation style.
  4. Click the Headlines link.
  5. In case you want to modify any of the default settings associated with this presentation style as shown on this page, select the Override appearance defaults check box.
  6. Specify appropriate values for the settings, as per their description.
    • Show toolbar: Enable this option to display a toolbar in the view mode that enables you to add, delete, and reorder feeds and feed categories without going to the Personalize, Edit Shared Settings, or Configure mode.
    • Show Channel title bar: Enable this option to display a channel bar at the beginning of every feed. The channel bar displays the name of the feed category along with the name of the feed.
    • Show date published: Enable this option to display the date of publishing for a feed article.
    • Show author: Enable this option to display the author for a feed article.
    • Article content style: Specify whether the content of a feed article is displayed expanded, collapsed, or not shown at all.
    • Window title style: Specify the portlet window title to be the same as the default portlet title, the title of the first selected feed, or a custom title.
    • Amount of space between articles (pixels): Specify the spacing (in pixels) between the articles in a feed. The default value is 10.
    • Number of headlines per channel: Specify the number of articles to be displayed per channel or feed. The default value is 5.
    • Article display style: Specify whether you want to view your feeds separately or organized on the basis of feed category, the level in the category hierarchy, or all the feeds in one list.
  7. Click Save.
  8. On the Subscriptions page, click Done.