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  1. WCM Quick Hits: A quick simple paging for menus

    Introduction One of the use cases for WCM menu components is the ability to add paging to the menu.  This can involve some trial and error, so here's a quick tip on how to easily style paging that will present previous and next links, as well as...

    Written on: Sep 21, 2016    Author: Chris Knight

    Filed under: developer, plugin, wcm, menu, quickhits

  2. Project Planning 101: Understanding needs vs wants and prioritizing requirements

    An effective method to planning large scale IBM WebSphere Portal projects   Defining needs, nice-to-haves, and pipe dreams can be a daunting task, especially for a large scale project. Trying to prioritize what makes it into the project scope can be even...

    Written on: Sep 20, 2016    Author: uid=arubemeyer,cn=users,dc=asponte,dc=com uid=arubemeyer,cn=users,dc=asponte,dc=com

  3. IBM Portal Search Tip - how to make tags available for searching

    You can tag WCM content with tags by using Tagging and Rating REST API , or using the Tags plugin .   The tags are not available as a field in the seedlist, and therefore the text in the tags is not searchable out-of-the-box. In...

    Written on: Sep 9, 2016    Author: Maria Rauba

    Filed under: search, tagging, portal, remote, wcm.config.seedlist.tagging.enabled, ibm, tags

  4. Design for Developers: Mobile Device Resolutions

    As is fairly typical with developers, creating a really great design is not my strongest skill.  Additionally, many designers aren’t going to be the best choice to implement a really great design, especially on enterprise platforms like WebSphere...

    Written on: Sep 1, 2016    Author: uid=nciafardoni,cn=users,dc=asponte,dc=com uid=nciafardoni,cn=users,dc=asponte,dc=com

    Filed under: portal, tablet, mobile, phone, responsive

  5. WCM Tools Series: Using JSP to mimic the Apply Template functionality

    Introduction There are times when you add a field to an authoring template, and you do no want to apply to All content that is using the authoring template.  Although it is possible to do this within the WCM UI, it is prohibitive to do it on more than 10...

    Written on: Aug 1, 2016    Author: Chris Knight

    Filed under: tools, jsp, wcm, custom

  6. Accessibility Requirements: Anchor tags without HREF

    It is fairly common these days to have lots of click-targets throughout a webpage that aren’t actually taking you anywhere.  Javascript is used to open light boxes, trigger custom UI widgets, and even hit external web services in some cases. ...

    Written on: Jul 29, 2016    Author: uid=nciafardoni,cn=users,dc=asponte,dc=com uid=nciafardoni,cn=users,dc=asponte,dc=com

  7. More on Leveraging the Portal Tagging and Rating REST API - Deleting a Tag - it takes two steps

    Chris Knight recently wrote a blog entry about the Portal Tagging and Rating REST API  in regards to adding a tag.  I implemented this add capability, but I also needed to delete a tag using this REST API. The documentation simply says: To ...

    Written on: Jul 27, 2016    Author: Maria Rauba

    Filed under: tagging, rest, tag, api, oid

  8. Do you know where your devices are?

    I recently read an article about IBM MaaS360 and it sounded like a very neat concept so I decided to download the free trial. I've also been fortunate enough to attend a few webcasts for MaaS360 recently and I wanted to share my thoughts.    For...

    Written on: Jul 20, 2016    Author: Billy McGowan

  9. Personal Top Tips and Tricks for WCM

    Are you one of those people who stand behind someone on their laptop and think, “why are they taking so long to do that? There’s a shortcut!” I can’t stand wasting time on repetitive tasks, or doing something in five steps when...

    Written on: Jul 13, 2016    Author: Bryant Poole

  10. Top 10 (strike that) 11 Favorite New Features in WCM

    The following is a quick list of some of my favorite new features in WCM 8 and 8.5. This is not a complete list, those can be found easily in the What’s New page under each product release, these are just some of my favorites. Copy site areas and content...

    Written on: Jun 29, 2016    Author: Bryant Poole

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