*Note: this help file is old and being updated (ney, replaced) as CMF Topic Overview.*
PortalTopics present collections of portal items according to catalog searches formulated by the PortalTopic creator/configurer.
Visitors to a portal topic see a brief description of the topic, its criteria, available subtopics, and the batch-browsable results. (Eventually the visitor will be able to sort and filter the results to their liking. Initially, we will be providing rudimentary batched browsing.) Visitors will also see links to subtopics which refine the
PortalTopic configurers (the creator and anyone generally enabled to configure a portal topic, according to site policy) can toggle the browsing view to adjust the topic query criteria, adding, deleting, and modifying textual, numeric, and list criteria against the site's standard content metadata fields.
PortalTopic configurers will also be able to add new topic objects to the topic that will act as subtopics, with their queries refining the results of the containing topic query. Subtopic nesting, and the cumulative refinement, is unlimited.
Topic configurer configures topic Configurers can toggle the view of the topic to reveal controls for adjusting the topic description, subtopics, and topic query criteria.
The top of the section is a table with columns for string, integer, and list criteria entries. The bottom is a row of buttons: "Submit Changes", "Delete Checked", and "Reset"
Table entries for already set criteria will consist of a checkbox, the criterion field name, and an input box for the value. The checkbox indicates entries to be deleted.
The bottom of each column will have a "blank" entry, for adding a new criterion. It will be like the existing entries but it will not have the checkbox, and its initial value will be empty.
The qeury results will display as they would for a regular visitor.