Creating a site without Site BuilderAdded by IBM on April 12, 2013 | Version 1 (Original)
|Site Builder creates a site automatically, but you can create a site manually too. You must use IBM® Web Content Manager to set up a library to store the site files. The library has a root site area that represents your site and a child site area for your home page.
- First create a content library and root site area, and a temporary root page:
- In the Portal Administration, Web Content Libraries section, create a web content library for your site. The library name will appear in some URLs.
- Navigate to the Web Content Manager authoring page, and edit the shared settings of the authoring portlet to show your new library.
- Navigate to the Content area of your new library, and create a top-level site area, which is your site. The site area name will appear in some URLs.
- Navigate to the Portal Administration, Manage Pages section, and create a top-level page under Content Root called "temp". You must enter a friendly URL name for this page (for example, “temp”). For the page’s style, use the Portal theme and inherit the parent theme policy.
- Edit the Page Properties of the “temp” page to add a web Content mapping to the top-level site area you created.
- Next create your home page based on the Landing Page template:
- Navigate to your top-level page named temp. It appears in the navigation.
- Click More in the site toolbar.
- Select New Child page.
- Enter the name of your page and friendly URL. The friendly URL is used as the name of the site area, so you may want to change the URL later by editing the site area.
- Click Change next to Page Template.
- Select Landing and click Select.
- Click Create.
- Now move the new home page to the root, and remove the temporary page:
- Navigate to the Portal Administration, Manage Pages section, and click down to your new “home” landing page under “temp.”
- Click the Mark icon next to the home page you want to move. Navigate to the parent level and click Move. The home page is now a top-level page and appears in the top-level navigation.
- Delete the “temp” page.
You now have an empty site and can start using Content Template Catalog page templates.
Parent topic: Setting up a site using Content Template Catalog