Create a project page component

Put information and resources in your users' hands with project page components.

For example, to let people know about important new developments, create a news component. To enable project members to find tracker items quickly, create a query component.
  1. On the project page, click Configure: On.
  2. Click Add New Component.
  3. On the Create Component page, give your new component a title. Keep the title brief and descriptive.
  4. Select one of the following component types that suits your need.
    Write free-form messages, reports or rants, in plain text or HTML.
    Add various reports and charts to your project page.
    Let project members exchange and review documents from the project page.
    Wiki Page
    Open up your project page to two-way communication.
    Tracker Search Results
    Make saved search results available from the project page.
    Tracker Metrics
    Add charts about tracker metrics to your project page.
    Project News
    Maintain a journal or blog about your project, share information and make announcements.
    Project Statistics
    Show visual measures of your project activities on the project page.
    Add a list of subprojects to your project page.
  5. Choose who can see this component.
    • To show this component to anyone with the necessary permissions, select Visible.

      For example, if you have defined a group of users who have access to trackers in your project, a query component will be visible only to those users. If your project's trackers are open to anyone, all users who view this project page will see the query component. Use this option when you are sure the component is ready for general use.

    • To keep this component under wraps until you are ready to show it, select Hidden.

      Now only users with the project administrator role can see this component. Use this option if you are drafting content that you aren't ready to share yet, or want to share only with other project managers.

  6. Select one of the locations, Top of page or Bottom of page, where the component shows up on the project page.
  7. Depending on the component type you selected, set the properties of the component.
    Component type In the Properties of this component section...
    1. Type your free-form messages, rants or announcements in the text box.
    2. Click Save.
    Reports For more information about adding reports, refer to the topics: Add reports to a project page and Reporting in TeamForge.
    1. Select a folder from the list to display its contents on the project page.
    2. Click Save.
    Wiki Page
    1. Type a title for the wiki page.
    2. Click Save.
    Tracker Search Results Make sure one or more shared tracker searches are available to add to the project page. For more information about sharing saved tracker searches, see Share a saved tracker search.
    1. Click Add Saved Tracker Searches.
    2. Select one or more shared tracker searches from the Select from Shared Tracker Searches window.
    3. Click Add Selected.
    4. Select the number of rows of the search results to display from the Display Rows drop-down list.
    5. Click Save.
    Tracker Metrics
    1. Select the number of charts from the drop-down list. You can add up to three tracker charts to your project page.
    2. Select one of the chart types: Burndown, Open by Priority or Open vs Closed.
    3. Select a data source for your chart, a tracker or a planning folder.
    4. Click Save.
    1. Select the number of subprojects to be displayed on the project page.
    2. Click Save.
  8. Click Configure: Off.