3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 11, 2013 6:16 AM by User506180-OC RSS

    Sharing of content, timed release of a group of changes, authoring roles,..

    User506180-OC
      Hello,

      I am discovering Webcenter Sites, and would like to know if we can perform the following tasks OOTB with it:
      - Sharing of content – same content appears in more than one place on a web site and on more than one web site
      - Timed release of a group of changes: a set of new pages, changes to existing pages – either all published together or none. Something like a bulk change of the start/end dates?
      - Segregation of authoring roles: some people can change elements in one section/folder but not another, some can approve changes
      - Better used for a big site or lots of small sites?

      Thanks in advance,

      Vince
        • 1. Re: Sharing of content, timed release of a group of changes, authoring roles,..
          Jiri.Machotka-Oracle
          - Sharing of content – same content appears in more than one place on a web site and on more than one web site
          Absolutely. Like in Site Studio you may associate the content with prepared "slots" (see http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E29495_01/doc.1111/webcenter_sites_11gr1_bp1_user_guide.pdf chapter 8)
          - Timed release of a group of changes: a set of new pages, changes to existing pages – either all published together or none. Something like a bulk change of the start/end dates?
          Yes, there are Start and End Dates, or you may use features of the underlying Content Repository.
          (for S/ED see the manual mentioned earlier, chapter 7, About Start and End Dates)
          - Segregation of authoring roles: some people can change elements in one section/folder but not another, some can approve changes
          Yes, see the User's Manual, chapter 14, Users, Roles, and Participants, or http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E29495_01/doc.1111/webcenter_sites_11gr1_bp1_admin.pdf , chapter 4)
          - Better used for a big site or lots of small sites?
          Current trends lead more often to micro-sites.
          • 2. Re: Sharing of content, timed release of a group of changes, authoring roles,..
            997017
            Hello,

            - Sharing of content – same content appears in more than one place on a web site and on more than one web site

            WebCenter Sites supports rendering the same content in multiple ways. You could write different templates for this purpose.
            WebCenter Sites also allows you to support sharing content between different Content Management Sites, there by supporting rendering the content in more than one website.


            - Timed release of a group of changes: a set of new pages, changes to existing pages – either all published together or none. Something like a bulk change of the start/end dates?

            WebCenter Sites supports all this using Start Date and End Date for assets.


            - Segregation of authoring roles: some people can change elements in one section/folder but not another, some can approve changes

            This is fully supported by WebCenter Sites. Please check the Admin and User guides for more information.


            - Better used for a big site or lots of small sites?

            How do you classify a site as big site or small site here? Based on the volume of content / pages or number of views? What is the criteria? WebCenter Sites is mostly used by large corporates to serve millions of page views/month. If you want to build small website with WebCenter Sites, that is quite possible too.