I have a very basic question. Can we have content on the portal page without having a portlet ? in other words, do we need to have a portlet in order to display info on the portal page or we can have some control over the portal page and display content on it ?
Very crucial to know this for my project.Any suggestions/comments appreciated.
You do not necessarily need a portlet. Some of the content displayed appears because of the theme, and the stylesheet that governs the theme. In other words, you can easily put in common thematic elements that appear on multiple pages of the portal. But if you want to do something such as display content from a database, then you will need a portlet.