Creating a site using Site Builder
The recommended method of creating a site is to use a CTC compatible Site Builder template from the Site Builder wizard. This will create a site that is CTC ready. You then edit the site by editing any existing pages and content, adding new pages using CTC page templates, and adding CTC portlets as required.
Creating a landing page
Landing pages group areas of content together to help people find the content they need. For example, you could create a Communications landing page that organizes all News, Executive Communications, and Press Releases in one area of your web site. Anyone interested in seeing the latest communications opens that landing page first.
Creating index and details pages
Most content types require a pair of pages to be created. They need an index page to provide content navigation and a details page to display individual content items.
Creating other pages
The page builder page creation dialog has been modified for Content Template Catalog to support the creation of pages from page templates. The page template instantiation code has also been modified to copy the content associated with the page template into the site area that is mapped to the existing parent page.
Creating and managing component configurations
There are often occasions when the same component configuration can be used either throughout the site, or at least across an entire branch of the site. In these cases you need to manage the usage of the component configuration by ensuring it is created once, and then reused by using the Component Configuration portlet.
Creating and managing teasers
Teasers are similar to component configurations, However, because they are expected to be modified often or short-lived, they are stored in a separate area to make them easier to find and manage. This area is called "Teasers" and it is created for you each time you create a new area using a Content Template Catalog Landing or Index page template.
Integrating your site with social media
The Content Template Catalog templates provide sample integration with social media services, but you will typically replace these with a customized implementation.