Configure a data portal

Portal settings

Data Fair allows you to configure several data portals which are places for publishing datasets, visualizations and content pages that users will be able to consult. There may be portals for different use cases: open data, internal data sharing, sharing with partners, data being consolidated (pre-production portal), ...

Just like for data visualizations, the configuration of a data portal is done graphically in two stages: we work on a draft which we then publish in current version. The current version is the version that is presented to the various visitors to your portal, which allows you to update the portal without impacting users until the draft has been validated. No knowledge of HTML or CSS is required and a portal is administered like a CMS like Wordpress.

screenshot of a portail configuration edition

Many elements are configurable: the logo, the home image, the favicon, the color of the navigation bar, the color of the footer, content elements (title, description, visualization to put forward, public or private visibility) and various communication elements (website, contact email, and accounts on social networks).

It is possible to enter a Google Analytics or Matomo (ex Piwik) account for activity monitoring and thus have statistics on the most visited pages and the most downloaded data.

Editing content pages

The content pages are of different types: articles, thematic pages around several datasets, news pages, data storytelling, licenses, terms of use, ... It is thus possible to highlight data and give them even more context, for example, or to make dashboards integrating different data.

screenshot of the edition of a page of a portal

The creation of a page is done in 3 steps: We first choose the page template. Then we fill in the different elements using a form adapted to the chosen page model with a preview of the result. We can finally publish the page, which allows you to prepare pages in advance and publish them later. In addition to entering free text, it is possible to integrate different types of elements: table of a dataset, visualization, list of datasets, integration of external content, ...

To access the content pages created, it is possible to enter links in the navigation bar. Links can appear directly in the bar, or in a menu added to it. It is possible to create public pages or private pages.