Site structure using page templates
Each site you build with Content Template Catalog contains several page templates and a repeated structure for each site area in the content repository. You must follow this pattern when you build a Content Template Catalog site because that is how the templates were designed. Each template instantiates a “microsite” of content artifacts along with the page. The portlets on the page are automatically linked to this content.
Content Template Catalog Index and Details page templates are associated with several content types. These content types were selected to cover most of the common content types used on both intranet and internet sites.
Component configuration items
The four “component” templates in Content Template Catalog are Block, List, Slideshow, and Carousel. They are all designed to allow the configuration of a component for a portlet.
Content Template Catalog implements a feed solution using IBM
® Web Content Manager querying components like menu components and personalization components. The feeds are served up as a content item through the IBM
Web Content Manager servlet. They have a well-defined URL whose name you can control that remains static over time.
The pages support printing through a print style sheet that removes extraneous theme components and unfloats and unconstrains the main content column.
Tagging and rating
® Portal tagging and rating services are included in many of the Content Template Catalog templates. The services have only been modified with some style overrides to make them fit properly within the Content Template Catalog design.
Creating and editing content
The Content Template Catalog templates have three types of inline content editing built into them. The Content Template Catalog theme extensions modify the inline page editing experience too.