Microsites created from page templatesAdded by IBM | Edited by IBM on January 8, 2014 | Version 9 (Show original)
|When a Content Template Catalog page template is instantiated, a partial site, called a microsite, is copied into your site at the same time.
These microsites are in the CTC Content library and serve a number of purposes:
- They instantiate a structure for content, components, and so on.
- They provide sample content so the area does not start out empty.
- They provide sample component configurations for lists, navigation, and other components. The structure of each microsite provided with Content Template Catalog is similar. Each site has site areas for storing all the artifacts for an area, such as promotional material, component configurations for lists, and slideshows. It also has areas for storing feeds and the actual content items.
The page structure and the site structure link together. Each landing and index page links to a microsite root area and the details pages link to the "Content" areas in the IBM
® Web Content Manager site.
As you instantiate pages from Content Template Catalog page templates, you build a Web Content Manager site starting with the main page. The site contains all of the appropriate structures, component configurations, and sample content you need to create a working site. The site you build then accommodates the addition of content and more components – by using the CTC portlet palette or creating them manually.
Parent topic: Site structure using page templates