Web Content Manager is
used to create, manage, and deliver content for your website. You
can create content using the Web content authoring portlet, or create
your own customized authoring interface. Web content stored in external
content management systems can also be referenced within a Web Content Manager system. You
can deliver your web content using Web content viewer portlets, the Web Content Manager servlet or pre-render
your site to HTML.
Before setting up your web content system, you should
read the entire WebSphere® Portal Planning
and Installing sections to determine the best overall configuration
for your WebSphere Portal system.
should also review the WebSphere Portal Family
Wiki. This site covers a wide variety of topics that product
experts have found critical to a successful implementation.
In a Web Content Manager solution,
the layout and design elements of a website are managed separately
from the content of a website. This allows you to change the layout
and design of a web page without changing the content, and change
the content without having to update the layout and design. Many design
features of your website, such as navigation, are generated automatically
by using predefined elements and components.
Web content authoring
One of the primary
uses of Web Content Manager
to build a Web content authoring system for your web content creators.
In a Web Content Manager
the design and layout of your website are separated from the content
displayed within a website. This allows web content authors to create
the content for your site without having to understand how to build
a website. The web content authoring systems you create are designed
to deliver different web content authoring experiences to different
types of users.
Accessing external content
The web content
used in a Web Content Manager
also be stored and managed in external content management systems.
The Web Content Integrator
to import content into a Web Content Manager
system using the
RSS feed format. Content from federated content systems can be linked
directly into a Web Content Manager
You can also use WebDAV to import content from a file system into
a Web Content Manager
Managing web content
Web Content Manager
includes a set
of features to help you maintain and manage your Web Content Manager
includes version control, change management and approval, multi-item
projects and user-defined folders to group sets of web content items.
Preinstalled web content libraries
of preinstalled web content libraries are supplied to allow you to
add blog and wiki features to your websites. Use blogs, blog libraries,
and wikis to tap into the power of the community and to change the
way you work.
Delivering web content
Web content can be
delivered to your website viewers using Web Content Viewer portlets,
a servlet or as pre-rendered HTML files.
Planning your Web Content Manager system
information center includes many topics designed to help you plan
and manage your Web Content Manager
Use these topics to ensure that your Web Content Manager
system is designed
for optimal performance and ease of use, and to ensure that your Web Content Manager
system is sufficiently
planned and resourced.
Configuring and administering Web Content Manager
installing a Web Content Manager
you configure the servers in your system differently depending on
their role in your system. Once configured, there are also a set of
administration functions that you use to manage web content libraries,
syndication, and feeds.