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 specific requirements.
Table 1. Feature comparison between
Workplace Web Content Management
Resources and Document Manager in WebSphere Portal
||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 is required.
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
Here is one way of ensuring that Document Manager documents are published
all Document Manager components in a separate library called an External
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.
workflow on all components.
3. Use a Web
Content Management workflow with a workflow stage that enables your components
to be created in a Draft state initially.
a Syndicator/Subscriber pair. Select your External Components library in
All Live Items as your Item gatherer in your Syndicator.
6. Refer to
the information center topic 'Staging
a document library to Production' for
instructions on how to transfer your Document Manager documents.
7. In Web
Content Management, approve your Document Manager components in the draft
stage, as the transfer/publish process of the Document Manager documents
Note: 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 published.