This article is a compilation of tips and guidelines from Services, Development, and Support experts who have gained experience in IBM® Workplace Web Content Management™ V6.0.x through a wide variety of activities including product development, support, and customer engagements. This information applies only to V6.0.x levels of Workplace Web Content Management; other versions may not have the same best practices.
IBM Workplace Web Content Management V6 is a key component in IBM WebSphere Portal Version 6. You can use it to manage corporate content from the creation of the first draft to the final Web presentation. You can also use it to design your Web site. Because Web Content Management separates the design from content, you can create content independently from the Web design and then combine the content and design in a flexible fashion at run time.
This article covers a wide variety of topics that the product experts have found critical to a successful implementation and useful environment. For example, you learn about such topics as migration considerations, content creation, search, taxonomies, syndication, access control, globalization, custom authoring interfaces, and performance tuning of various components.
This article covers only selected topics and is intended to be a guide to those who will be implementing Workplace Web Content Management systems. You need to have some basic Web Content Management knowledge to understand the information described here. See the Resources section at the end of the article for references which can help you gain that pre-requisite knowledge.
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David de Vos has been in application development, specializing in Java development, for the past six years. He has extensive knowledge of the IBM Lotus Workplace Web Content Management product, being one of the original developers of the software prior to IBM’s acquisition of Aptrix. He was the former leader of the Workplace Content Management Level 3 Support team worldwide and now works within the Lab Product Specialist Team based out of the Australian Development Lab, Sydney. He continues to use his knowledge to help customers get the most from their software deployments and to improve the quality of the product.
Melissa Howarth is an IT consultant specializing in IBM's Web Content Management Software (formerly known as Aptrix). She was one of the original developers of the domino version of the software and has over 9 years experience implementing websites using WCM. After the acquisition of Aptrix she worked in Software Group Services implementing websites and now works in the Lab Product Specialist Team based out of the Australia Development Lab in Sydney. She continues to use her knowledge to help educate clients, business partners and consultants on how to best use the product.