By integrating the two products, the content that WebSphere Commerce stores can be created and managed in Web Content Manager . The integration with Web Content Manager is available in the form of a punch-out mechanism in Management Center. With this mechanism, users can launch Web Content Manager in a modal window to select content to assign to a Management Center object, or edit content that is assigned to an object. The content does not have to be loaded into WebSphere Commerce. When the user saves the content selection or changes, the modal window closes and the user returns to working within Management Center. The URL for the selected or edited content displays in Management Center for the object. If the selected content is translated into multiple languages, then multiple URLs are returned.
For more information, see the WebSphere Commerce information center
How it works
- Management Center users can launch Web Content Manager in a modal window to select content to associate the content with a Management Center object
- Management Center users can launch Web Content Manager in a modal window to edit content that is associated with a Management Center object
- Web Content Manager users can create and manage content libraries specifically for the content that Management Center users can access through the integration.
- Web Content Manager users can specify content libraries for a specific WebSphere Commerce store to limit the content that Management Center users can select or edit.
- All content necessary for WebSphere Commerce stores can be created and managed within Web Content Manager
- The Web Content Manager multilingual solution is supported by the integration. When this solution is configured, Management Center users can retrieve or edit content for multiple languages.
- Enabling single sign-on for the integration provides Management Center users the ability to easily launch Web Content Manager without manually logging in to the application. The single sign-on configuration automatically provides the user authentication between the applications.
- Management Center users that are working in Web Content Manager through the modal window can preview the content that is being selected or edited before the user returns to working within Management Center.
- Management Center users can preview the selected or edited content within Management Center with store preview. Image content from IBM Web Content Manager can also display for Management Center objects in list or properties views.
Web content items required for WebSphere Commerce integration
When setting up a site for use with WebSphere Commerce you create four pairs of content templates and presentation templates for each content type used by WebSphere Commerce:
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