Although all images and files can be created
within Workplace Web Content Management, you might also want to consider
using Document Manager in WebSphere Portal, depending on what you are trying
The following table highlights feature differences
between Workplace Web Content Management Resources and Document Manager
to help you decide which approach you should take based on your
Table 1. Feature comparison between
Web Content Management Resources and Document Manager in WebSphere
||Web Content Management
(Web Content Management API)
|Yes (Web Content Management and Document
|Support creation from rich text editor
|Can resize images during display
|Supports password-protected files
|Can perform conversion during display
|Can be edited within application
|Can be organized within folders
|Can associate additional metadata
* The Document Manager API is provided under
a Document of Understanding (DOU). Contact your IBM representative if this
Handling syndication of Document
Although syndication of content allows disparate
server clusters to maintain the same level of content, it does not extend
to documents that might be referenced with Document Manager components
in Web Content Management. Ensure that these documents are transferred
or published before syndicating the content.
Here is one way of ensuring that Document
Manager documents are published first:
- Create all Document Manager components
in a separate library called an External Components library.
Note: If you are already using All Live Items to syndicate the
library that contains the rest of your components, then a separate library
is not necessary.
- Enable workflow on all components.
- Use a Web Content Management workflow
with a workflow stage that enables your components to be created in a Draft
- Create a Syndicator/Subscriber pair.
Select your External Components library in the Syndicator.
- Select All Live Items as
your Item gatherer in your Syndicator.
- Refer to the information center topic
a document library to Production' for
instructions on how to transfer your Document Manager documents.
- In Web Content Management, approve
your Document Manager components in the draft stage, as the transfer/publish
process of the Document Manager documents completes successfully.
If you need to change an existing
Document Manager document and have it staged with other Web Content Management-related
changes, create a new Document Manager document and update the Document
Manager component in Web Content Management to use the new Document
Manager document. Then use the process above to deploy the changes and
finally remove the old Document Manager document after the changes are