Building a Sample Website Using IBM Web Content Manager 7.0

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Published 16 December 2011, updated 22 February 2012

Authors: Wei-Dong Zhu, Cali Clarke, Christopher Knight, Dineshbabu Ramakrishnan, Hebba Adel Soliman, Narla Vasudevamurthy, Raul Munoz Serrano, Rayomand Sui, Stuart Crump


IBM® Lotus and IBM Redbooks® have partnered to show you how a fictitious company uses IBM Web Content Manager to build their website. See how they developed the architecture, deployed the system, designed the site, and went live with dynamic content.


IBM® Web Content Manager Version 7.0 provides a sophisticated web content management tool and platform that is designed to accelerate the delivery and management of critical business information. It enables a collaborative approach to content creation for individuals and teams. It allows for approval of processes, management, and assets. Web Content Manager is an extremely powerful and sophisticated tool that is remarkably easy to use.

This wiki, Building a Sample Website Using IBM Web Content Manager 7.0, addresses specific technical aspects of IBM Web Content Manager by discussing its underlying architecture, features, and capability. This wiki focuses specifically on IBM Web Content Manager Version 7, but much of what is discussed here applies to earlier versions of the product.

The wiki is divided into five parts:

      • Part 1: Introduction
      • Part 2: Architecture and design
      • Part 3: Building a website
      • Part 4: Expanding the Web Content Manager environment
      • Part 5: Site administration and operations

To support users in the initial stages of learning about the product, this wiki explains how to build a sample website from the initial concepts to asset creation and final delivery. To illustrate the steps in building the site, the wiki builds the sample site for the fictitious company. The wiki then expands upon this experience and explores additional and more sophisticated areas of the product, including where there are opportunities for customization. In addition to discussing specific technical features, the wiki discusses the key concepts and common practices for creating an accurate information architecture and site framework.

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DISCLAIMER: This wiki outlines an example of building a basic website using a sample site. This sample is not intended as a best practice for development, configuration, architecture, or any other aspect, such as scalability or performance. No warranty or support is implied for the example site or sample code used.

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This material has not been submitted to any formal IBM test and is published AS IS. It has not been the subject of rigorous review. IBM assumes no responsibility for its accuracy or completeness. The use of this information or the implementation of any of these techniques is a client responsibility and depends upon the client's ability to evaluate and integrate them into the client's operational environment.

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