Thursday, 5 August 2010

An interesting change looks to be coming with Lotus Web Content Management 7

According to the folks who really should know, the Australia Development Lab, the next release of WCM will have the capability to create a Content Library with a number of default items. To quote from their blog: -

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A new option ("Include default items in the new library") has been added when creating a new WCM library. When selected the new library will be pre-populated with a basic set of items. This helps avoid the some what tedious initial setup steps needed to get WCM going (e.g. Create a Workflow, but need stages... that need actions etc etc etc). 

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The default items include:
  • Workflow Actions (Publish and Expire)
  • Workflow stages (3 of them)
  • Workfow (An express and a 3 stage workflow)
  • Authoring and corresponding Presentation template
  • Components (A menu and authoring tools component)
  • 1 Site area and 2 sample content items
The default items are a simple but effective starting point for a new library. Those new to the product get a working site they can experiment with, and experienced users avoid needing to create the base set of workflow actions every time they start with a fresh WCM :-)... pick and choose what you want to keep and delete the rest.
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Should be interesting .....

2 comments:

Savas Duvan said...

Interesting however the artifacts mentioned in the list (except the last) should be kept in a design library rather then content; which is an IBM best practice (the so called library-partitioning).

On the other hand it will definitely speed up development during for example a Proof Of Concept.

Dave Hay said...

Savas, yes, your point re separation of items into different libraries is well made, but I'd also concur that development/test environments can benefit from this new approach, regards, Dave

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