Our new layout design templates provide incredible flexibility for laying out portlets. Instead of being constrained to placing portlets under one, two, or three columns, you can now mix and match. Look at this example below:
Highlighted in red are four different portlets arranged in a 1-2-1 layout design template. The Message Boards portlet is laid across the entire width of the page, the Blogs and Polls portlets are distributed across the middle columns, and the stretch of the bottom column contains the Currency Converter.
To select a layout, click on the Layout button.
Select a layout and click Save.
Drag the portlets to a desired location.
If the preloaded templates are insufficient for your needs, you can create your own deployable layouts, use a sample layout template, or use a community-submitted one.