2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 4, 2013 4:57 AM by Hoque RSS

    Can we use WebCenter Sites content store in WebCenter Portal

    Rehan Shah

      Hi,

       

      Can we use WebCenter Sites Content Store as the default content store in WebCenter Portal?

       

      I need to create website in WebCenter Sites, all the content will be stored in Sites Content Store. I also need to integrate WebCenter Portal with Sites content store to fetch contents from the store and display it in Portal. I do not wish to purchase WebCenter Content.

       

      Is this possible?

       

      Regards,

      Syed Rehan Shah

        • 1. Re: Can we use WebCenter Sites content store in WebCenter Portal
          Jiri.Machotka-Oracle

          I'm not sure if it is possible, but even if it is, the integration will be very basic and a lot of OOTB taskflows that work with WebCenter Content won't work for you.

           

          Maybe, you could consolidate you WebCenter Portal and WebCenter Sites licenses into WebCenter Suite Plus, which contains also Content. Note that since .8 Sites may store its content in WebCenter Content, so it might be a clean solution with no or minimal costs.

          • 2. Re: Can we use WebCenter Sites content store in WebCenter Portal
            Hoque

            Well , as suggested by jiri machotka, you can go for version 11.1.1.8.0 version with proper license.

            However,if you are using earlier versions than I must say that-

            It's going to be very very complex and cumbersome development process al-together . (at least for me) .Because why I am telling this is -

            The content repository structure of (webcenter site's CA server )is completely different from UCM (webcenter content server and preferred cms for portal).

             

            In previous threads ,lot of things are being discussed about this issue.

             

            In my opinion,you can very well integrate sites content to portal pages via REST API. Documentation is available.

            http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E29495_01/doc.1111/webcenter_sites_11gr1_wem_rest_api_resource_ref.pdf

             

            Apart from it, you can also do -

            1. Gadgets - You can consume Gadgets from WebCenter Portal, some examples with Google Gadgets are available in OTN.

            2. Widgets - You can build HMTL + Javascript widgets with Sites and embed in WebCenter Portal pages.

             

            Hope this info helps you out.

             

            Regards,

            Hoque