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An administrator cannot always add a portlet to a Quickr place!

Posted by Vivek Agarwal on June 4, 2008


This is an issue that flummoxes Quickr newbies, and I had a couple of new team members run into it today. Figured that others run into this issue as well. Essentially, the natural expectation for most people is that as a Quickr administrator, they would be able to add portlets/components to any place irrespective of whether they created it themselves or whether somebody else created it. While you don’t have to be the owner of a team place, you do need to be member of the team “managers” role. If you are not in the manager role and you are not the team place owner, then you cannot add a portlet!

IBM does have a technote about this – Error displays when the Administrator tries to add a portlet to a new page. Essentially, when you run into this issue as a Quickr administrator, you can resolve it by simply following these steps –

  • Access the Quickr place you want to modify
  • Click on “Customize Place”
  • Click on “Users” in the div that appears
  • Click on the “Managers” tab
  • Add the Quickr administrators user group to the “Managers” role
  • Add the portlet/page that you were attempting to add earlier. IT SHOULD WORK NOW!
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