WebSphere Portal Bug: More User-friendly Error For Creating Page Without Page Template

We have raised a PMR with IBM (#72274,000,834).

There is an un-catch null pointer exception bug in WebSphere Portal if “wps.content.template.default” is the first child under Page Templates and it is inactive.

How to replicate:

  • Before proceed, ensure that you are using WebSphere Portal CF 9 and above and there are at least 2 page templates.
  • Ensure that “wps.content.template.default” is the first child under Page Templates is inactive and the node is set inactive.
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  • Toggle “Edit” mode and proceed to create a child page.
  • Key in the Page’s title and click on the “Create Page…” button. DO NOT SELECT any page template.
  • A “java.lang.NullPointerException” error message will be displayed, leaving the user trying to figure where he/she went wrong.

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