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  1. Cleaning up deleted items

    One of the regular WCM maintenance task that is often overlooked is the cleaning up of deleted items. If deleted items are not purged, then it's only a "soft" delete and they're still taking up what could be valuable space on the database....

    Written on: Jan 20, 2016    Author: Billy McGowan

  2. Social Business

    You have a online business but want to connect to your customers more but not sure how to do it?  Well you could roll your own, but that may take a while and you want to get up to speed fast.  IBM has a solution called social business, and this is a...

    Written on: Jan 13, 2016    Author: wpsadmin

    Filed under: portal, commerce, business, wcm, websphere, social

  3. Looking at the REP provider again

    If you had looked at Part 1 or Part 2 of my discussion of a customer Resource Environment Provider you may have had a problem.  The problem is that if you are in a cluster or a federated node, the lookup from the Config service will be...

    Written on: Jan 6, 2016    Author: Admin

  4. Solutions Architecting in a Changing World

    When operating in a niche software platform, such as the IBM Digital Experience suite, the role of the solutions architect is the most important role for successful projects. The solutions architect is usually the most experienced implementer of the team and...

    Written on: Dec 16, 2015    Author: Philip Cheshire

    Filed under: portal, solutions, ibm, architecture, architect, websphere

  5. WCM Custom Rendering Plugins Series: RetrieveProjectName

    Introduction A use case that you may run across is the need to determine the name of the project that you are currently rendering within.  In order to do this, we created a custom rendering plugin to be able to use from WCM Design components.  The...

    Written on: Dec 14, 2015    Author: Chris Knight

    Filed under: developer, plugin, wcm, rendering, custom

  6. Learning the differences: Expression Language (EL) Beans in Portal 8.0 and 8.5

    If you haven’t already, check out this post from Philip Cheshire on the WCM EL Evaluation tag in WCM: http://www.asponte.com/wps/iehs/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.ibm.wp.authors.help%2Fpanel_help%2Fplugin_portal.html What you might not know is that this tag is...

    Written on: Dec 11, 2015    Author: uid=nciafardoni,cn=users,dc=asponte,dc=com uid=nciafardoni,cn=users,dc=asponte,dc=com

  7. Using Dynamic Content Spots in Portlets

    A Creative Use of Mechanics Using Dynamic Content Spots in more than just the theme   As a developer we’re aware that a robust solution takes steps to reduce code duplication.  However, most projects we’ve worked on change and adjust...

    Written on: Dec 8, 2015    Author: uid=dfranks,cn=users,dc=asponte,dc=com uid=dfranks,cn=users,dc=asponte,dc=com

  8. Committing to Change

    Taking the Plunge To comment out or to delete                The more software development experience I’ve gained the more I’ve encountered the ‘just in case’...

    Written on: Dec 8, 2015    Author: uid=dfranks,cn=users,dc=asponte,dc=com uid=dfranks,cn=users,dc=asponte,dc=com

  9. Three Tips for improving your Custom WCM Plugins

    When creating custom WCM plugins there are several things that can be overlooked. I have three high level tips to improve the usage and maintainability of Custom WCM Plugins.   Improve descriptions Define the methods getParameters and getTypes Define...

    Written on: Dec 4, 2015    Author: uid=jewers,cn=users,dc=asponte,dc=com uid=jewers,cn=users,dc=asponte,dc=com

  10. Installing WegbSphere Portal Remote Search 8.5 silently

    In the past I have talked about installing WebSphere Portal silently.  Once I got to production I ran into a problem with installing WebSphere Portal Remote Search silently.  The install disk does not come with a response file so this can be a little...

    Written on: Dec 2, 2015    Author: wpsadmin

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