The External Links web part provides links to user-configured external locations via URL.
To configure the External Links web part, perform the following:
1.Add the web part to your portal page as outlined in “Customizing a Portal Page”
2.Click on the edit icon in the upper right corner of the web part.
3.Enter a description for the external link. This is the name that will be displayed for the link in the web part.
4.Enter the web address to which the user should be directed when choosing the link.
5.Enter a title for the web part as it will appear on the portal page.
6.Select the Chrome State for the web part from the drop-down list. This option defines whether the web part is expanded or collapsed by default when visiting the portal page.
7.Select the Zone for the web part from the drop-down list. This option defines where the web part will appear on the page.
8.Optionally, specify the Zone Index for the web part. This option allows you to define the order of web parts within the zone. The default of “0” is the top position. Some browsers do not support drag-and-drop of web parts on the portal page and will require the use of the Zone Index to define their position.
9.Click OK to save your changes and return to the portal page view.