Blogs, wikis, discussion forums, team calendars, and lists are components based on IBM® Lotus Web Content Management technology. Administrators can change the look and feel of these components. Place managers can then add these customized components to their places. The best practice is to use the Authoring portlet for all customization.
Web Content Management uses libraries to store items, like templates and images, that are used by wikis, blogs, discussion forums, team calendars, and lists. These libraries also store the content created in those components. A library can be accessed by one or more components.
By default, the following Web Content Management libraries are installed:
This library is used by the blog, wiki, discussion forums, team calendars, and list components. You must copy the items you want to customize from the shared resource library to a new library before customizing them. This is because when you apply an interim fix or fix pack, any changes to items stored in the shared resource library will be lost.Blog resources, Blog Solo Template, Blog Template, Web Content, Wiki Resources, Wiki Template
These libraries come from IBM WebSphere® Portal .
Before using these advanced customization features, be familiar with the WebSphere Portal subjects relating to Web site design and Web Content Management.
Configuring Web Content Management components: qp85
Learn how to configure the IBM Lotus Web Content Management components in your place to edit titles, descriptions, enable commenting, and change the appearance of a component in your place.
Enable advanced appearance settings: qp85
A system administrator must enable Advanced appearance settings
before a place manager can customize blogs, wikis, and lists.
Customizing components with the authoring portlet: qp85
The best practice for customizing components is to use the authoring portlet. Changes made using the authoring portlet can affect all instances of a component on the server. Use the authoring portlet to customize Web content items other than those available through Advanced settings
. Copy items from the shared resource library to other Web content libraries and then edit the copied items. This is necessary because when you apply an iFix or fixpack, any changes to items stored in the shared resource library will be lost.
Customizing Web Content Management components: qp85
By creating custom templates for a component in your place, you can customize the appearance of the blog, wiki, or list available to place members. These changes affect only the component in your place, and do not affect other instances of the same component in other places on the server. Advanced appearance settings
must be enabled before these components can be customized.
Customization examples: qp85
See examples of how to customize blogs, wikis, lists, discussion forums, and team calendars.
Unsupported features: qp85
Not all Web Content Management feature available in WebSphere Portal are available in Lotus® Quickr™.
Parent topic: Advanced customization: qp85
Working with place components: qp85
Web site design features
Using Web Content Management