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FAQ

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What is NPP?
NPP is National Panchayat Portal, it
is one of the
modules of Panchayat Enterprise Suite (PES)
being
developed
under e
-
panchayat Mission Mode Project (MMP).
NPP site aims to provide the
unique web identity and presence to each PRI in the country
.
This generates dynamic portals for
all district panchayats, intermediate panchayats, village panchayats in the country as well as
State PR departments and MoPR site.
2.
What is web Portal?
A
website that
facilitates
convergence of
information
from diverse sources in a uniform way
is
known
as Portal
.
P
ortal is basically a collection of various Po
rtlets
a
dedicated area on the
page for displaying
information
depending on its
configur
ation.
3.
What is portlet
?
A portlet is a component of a p
ortal page
that provides access to
the
specific
type or nature
of
content according to the rule set for the Portlet by the Site Administrator.
For example
content
related
news updates
or any latest information about the panchayat will
get displayed in
Notice
Board
'
Portlet
.
4.
What is
M
etadata?
In NPP the term ‘metadata' is mainly used while creating/organising the contents. Here
metadata means a set of data that describes and gives info
rmation about the content to be
created/ content to be displayed.
For e
xample
a portlet could be configured to display all contents having metadata "Tender". If
you want to publish any content inside this portlet, you have to define the metadata of that
conten
t as "Tender". There could be multiple metadata associated with a content/portlet.
5.
What is Tag?
Tag is a label attached to ‘Web Content' for identification. It is derived from practice. Tag is
similar to metadata; the difference is that while metadata is
predefined, tags are defined by the
user. This also provides an option to the user to suggest the metadata list to the system
administrator. Tags help organize information on your portal and make it easier to find the
content they're looking for through se
arch.
6.
What is Workspace?
Workspace is the space allocated for each user which stores the users view of contents.

7.
What is the difference be
tween the ‘Create Web Content'
options available inside the portlet
and outside the portlet?
Contents are getting
populated inside the portlets based on the Metadata defined for the
content. If the content is created using the ‘Create Web Content' option available
inside a
particular portlet, the metadata definition of that portlet will be automatically populated in
the
create web content form.
The ‘Create Web Content' option available
on the doc bar will not
populate any metadata automatically, instead the user has to specify the metadata for the
content to be created. Based on the metadata definition, the content
will be populated in the
appropriate portlet.
8.
How to edit an already published content item?
Editor will be able to edit an already published content item. Once editor logs in, he/she can
click on Edit link available next to published content item which
needs to be edited. The content
will then move to the Editor workspace from where it then needs to be forwarded to Publisher
for publishing.
9.
How to Archive the content Item?
Publisher will be able to Archive the content items. Once publisher logs in, he/s
he can click on
Archive button available against the Published content item to archive the content item.
10.
How to Restore the content Item?
Publisher will be able to Restore the already archived content items. Once publisher logs in,
he/she can click on
Restore button available against the archived content item to archive the
content item. The Archived content items will be displayed inside the WebArchiveContent
portlet.
11.
What is the purpose of Archiving
a content
?
Archiving
a content
will
allow publishe
r
to temporarily take off the contents from the
ir
live
websites
from their published location. The archived content will then be available only inside
the Archive Folder. Archiving gives facility to take off the content for some time and restore it
back on
site later, or delete it permanently if not required.
12.
Can I publish one content item in more than one portlet?
Yes
, you can p
ublish the content items in
more than
portlet.
13.
How can
we publish a
content item in more than one portlet
or more than one pla
ce
?
You can provide multiple metadata values while creating the content item, to publish the
content items in multiple portlet. The content will get published in all those portlets whose
configuration matches with
metadata values chosen in the web content
form.

14.
Does the publisher have the
privileges
to edit
an
already published content
?
Once the content is published
on the website,
user with
editor
role will be able to edit it. And
once the content is edited it needs to be approved by Publisher for
publishing on the site.
15.
Is there any provision to add new
page
s or portlets
in
our NPP
site
s
?
All state
-
wide NPP sites are created based on certain site template consisting of specific set of
pages and portlets, which gives all state
-
wide NPP sites a unif
orm look and feel. However in
case, any panchayat wants some specific page or portlet added to their site, panchayat official
can write to their State PR Unit about their specific requirement.
16.
Where we can contact for NPP related issues/queries?
You can m
ail at npp
-
epri@googlegroups.com for any NPP related issues/queries.
17.
How can we activate the National Panchayat Portal for our panchayats?
Portal for Panchayat have already been created, you just need to raise your activation request
to State NIC unit. Yo
u can also mark the Activation mail at
npp
-

epri@googlegroups.com