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During the content creation process, River Bend authors want to see how content
will be displayed on the rendered site before submitting a draft. Lotus Web
Content Management provides authors two options to preview content before it is
For site designers, Lotus Web Content Management provides the ability to
preview other items such as templates, site areas, and components.
Previewing options are controlled by the River Bend administrator by using the
authoring portlet settings. Select Allow Authors to preview content in a Web
page to allow users to preview pages by using the Web Content Management
- To allow users to preview content in portal pages, select specific portal
pages from the list, under Allow Authors, to preview content in the local
portal pages selected as shown in the following figures. The selected portal
pages must contain a Web Content Management local rendering portlet.
- To allow users to preview content in a portlet that is on a different
WebSphere Portal server, enter the URL to the remote portal page, under Allow
Authors, to preview content by using the URL field shown in the following
figure. The portal pages entered here must contain a Web Content Management
remote rendering portlet.
|Note: When using a
rendering portlet to preview Web content, the rendering portlet should be
configured to receive links from "Other Portlets and This Portlet ". Otherwise
the preview will not work.
River Bend has decided to allow authors to preview content in the same way it
is previewed in a Web page and in the “Web Content Preview” page.
Previewing content on its own page
Previewing content on its own page is the default option for nonportal-based
Web sites such as the initial River Bend site. Content is previewed in a pop-up
window in a new browser window.
|Note: In order to
preview content work properly, be aware that you must allow pop-ups for your
Lotus Web Content Management server.
To preview a content element River Bend authors have two options:
- Select the content element from any of the views that are available in
the authoring environment and click the Preview button.
- Open the content and click the Preview button.
If there is more than one previewing option, the browser shows a dialog window
to allow the author to choose where content should be previewed. See the
If the authors choose Preview as a Web page, a new browser window that shows a
preview of how the selected content will be displayed after it is published.
Previewing content on a portal page
For WebSphere Portal-based sites, Lotus Web Content Management provides
authors the option to preview content in any portal page. After clicking the
Preview button (shown in the following figure), River Bend authors can choose
to preview content as a portal page.
The selected page is displayed in the preview portal page as shown in
the following figure.
administrators can define several pages for previewing content. Those pages can
have different navigation themes to allow authors to preview how content will
display in different sites such as River Bend's public Web site and River