Lotus Web Content Management new features and improvements

IBM Lotus Web Content Management includes new features, such as a new rich text editor and Web Content Viewers, as well as improvements, such as large file handling, in this release.

New Web Content Viewers

Lotus Web Content Management includes a new JSR 286 Web Content Viewer that integrates the portal's page structure with information from a Web content library.

As a result the portal page hierarchy helps to organize the navigation of your content. In addition to leveraging the personalization, presentation, and security benefits afforded by JSR 286, there are additional advantages:

The JSR 286 Web Content Viewer can be configured to create site analysis log entries, enabling you to gather data about how often content is visited.

Portal Search supports the use of seedlists to make crawling Web sites and their metadata more efficient and to provide content owners fine-grained control over how content and metadata are crawled. Support has been added for the new seedlist 1.0 format. With support for seedlist format 1.0 and the JSR 286 Web Content Viewer, search result links going to content items now display the content items in the context of the portal page where they are rendered. Seedlist format 1.0 is the out-of-the box seedlist format, however you can configure the portal to use a previous seedlist format if required.

Learn more about the new JSR286 Web Content Viewer.

New rich text editor

EditLive! is the market leading RTE providing rich desktop/Office tool capabilities like advanced table editing as well as linking to the Web Content Management style sheets, role-based control over the RTE features, accessibility support and more.

Learn how to configure Web Content Management to use the new rich text editor.

New link resources

A new link type is now included to allow you to create links to documents stored in an external ECM or document repository, such as Lotus Quickr. When creating a link to an external document in an HTML or rich text element, you are able to select documents to link to from a pre-defined list of external document repositories.

Learn how to link to ECM content.

New syndication feature

A new tool view been added to the syndication administration to allow you to monitor pending items on a syndicator and manually syndicate those items.

Learn how to syndicate pending items.

Large file handling

Web Content Management now supports documents and other binary files that are greater than 50Mb.

Web content feed integration

The IBM Web Content Integrator is a solution used for integrating externally managed Web content with Web Content Management. Through the use of standard content syndication feed technologies based on RSS 2.0, the Web Content Integrator provides a loosely-coupled mechanism for transferring published content and meta data to the portal after they have been approved in the source system. Once the content and meta data have been transferred to the portal, it is possible to leverage the built-in content management features of Web Content Management to secure, personalize, and display the content to end users.

Work with IBM Web Content Integrator

Enhanced file resource elements

If your file resource element is a file type that can be converted to HTML you can now convert the file to HTML and render the converted HTML directly in your Web content. Examples of supported file types include:

New file upload validation plugin

A new plugin class has been added to allow you to write file validation plug-ins that can be used to validate files uploaded into file resource, image and style sheet elements, and images uploaded into rich text or HTML elements.

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