IBM Lotus Wiki: Building a Web Site using IBM Lotus Web Content Management 6.1

Published 17 November 2008

Authors: John Bergland, Stuart Crump, Josephine E Justin, Raul Munoz Serrano, Hebba Adel Soliman, Rayomand Sui, Erasmus Tapera, Narla Vasudevamurthy


IBM® Lotus® Web Content Management™ 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 and allows for approval of processes, management, and assets. Lotus Web Content Management is an extremely powerful and sophisticated tool that is remarkably easy to use.


IBM® Lotus® and IBM Redbooks® publications have partnered together to show you how a fictitious company, River Bend Tea and Coffee Company, used IBM Lotus Web Content Management to build their Web site. See how they developed the architecture, deployed the system, designed the site, and went live with dynamic content.

Click here to view the wiki for Building a Web site using Lotus Web Content Management 6.1

This wiki addresses specific technical aspects of the Lotus Web Content Management product and discusses its underlying architecture, features, and capability. It focuses specifically on Lotus Web Content Management 6.1, but much of what is discussed here applies to earlier versions of the product as well.

To support users in the initial stages of learning about the product, the wiki explains how to build a sample site from the initial concepts to asset creation and final delivery. To illustrate the steps in building the site, we build the sample site for the fictitious company, River Bend Tea and Coffee 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, this wiki discusses the key concepts and best practices for creating an accurate information architecture and site framework.

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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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