Simplify Your WCS Controllers With Your Own Asset Reader

Oracle WebCenter Sites 12c introduced the new Asset Reader API. While you may not be ready to use it in your code - maybe your existing DAOs are working just fine or perhaps for performance reasons - you might be thinking: "Wouldn't it be nice if my controller code was this short and simple?" With a few simple code...


Maximizing Your Oracle WebCenter Sites Content Management Training - PART II

Welcome to the second installment of Maximizing your WebCenter Sites Training. In the first article, I outlined a number of recommendations that focused on getting the most out of User, Developer, and Administrative CMS training.  It is critical that attendees know how to hit-the-ground-running, are engaged in system adoptance, and that all groups push towards a successful rollout. In this post, we'll focus on scheduling as it applies to an Enterprise Content Management implementation.

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Not Integrating Your Commerce with Content? Winter is coming.

The customer digital lifecycle has more moving parts than ever before. With each of these individual efforts requiring deliberate planning, coordination, and precise execution in order to move customers towards a transaction, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.  Are you doing too little? Are you doing too much? How do you manage all these moving parts to ensure your customers are getting the information they need to make a purchase decision? The questions go on and on...

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How to Create a Custom Dojo Tab in the Contributor UI

 
Introduction
 
When you’re customizing the Contributor UI, sometimes you want to open a new tab with custom contents. For example, say you want to open a new tab that shows a custom list of assets, or a tab that displays a screen from a third-party application. To do this, you need to create two new Dojo classes (a custom “document” and “view”) and configure them in WebCenter Sites...

Join Function1 at Oracle OpenWorld 2017

We're in San Francisco this week for Oracle OpenWorld (#OOW17)! While we are looking forward to attending as many of the 2,500 sessions, demos, and hands-on labs offered, we're especially excited about one presentation in particular...

Function1 Vice President (and respected leader in the Oracle WebCenter Sites architecture sphere), Tony Field, is teaming up with Oracle's Sripathy Rao for a discussion on Oracle WebCenter Sites and Oracle Cloud. If you're still building out your...


Maximizing Your WebCenter Sites Training

If you’re planning a future Oracle WebCenter Sites (WCS) rollout, developing your first site, or managing website content within WCS, effective and timely training is a key factor towards your success and overall system adoption. Reducing uncertainty and clarifying expectations increases motivation and aligns vision with execution. All users, including casual content contributors and approvers working within intuitive interfaces, will benefit from exposure to the new system and a clear outline of their roles and responsibilities.

Throughout my career, I’ve launched dozens of WCS...


Content & Commerce: The Reese's Standard

Content & Commerce: The Chocolate and Peanut Butter

There are certain things in this world that are just meant to be together.  Back in college, I had a professor named Wayne Jackson who summed up a Sony/Phillips platform merger as the “Reese’s Standard.” Both Sony and Philips had brilliant standalone products but the real magic happened when you put them together. He’d preach, “On the one hand, you had Sony; the chocolate. And then over here you had Phillips; the peanut butter. Now bring those two sides together and you have yourself a Reese’s.”

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Creating a Name/Value Attribute Editor in Oracle WebCenter Sites

There are times when the attribute editors built into WebCenter Sites don't have all the functionality you might need. For instance, you may want to create a custom pull-down list, where the items or names that show in the list are not the same as the value that gets saved to the database. In this article, we'll discuss how to create an attribute editor that can display a list of choices that are mapped to other values, displaying properly when your asset is reloaded. 
 
The first step will be to create a new attribute editor from the admin UI. In this example, let'...

SystemEvent Not Running in Oracle WebCenter Sites

System Events in WebCenter Sites are very useful for running elements in the background without any user intervention. They are registered in the SystemEvents table and can point to any SiteCatalog entry or SiteEntry asset. Sometimes you're sure it has been registered properly but for some reason it just isn't running. You tried setting the logger "com.fatwire.logging.cs.event" to DEBUG and all events are running just fine except for yours, which doesn't appear in the logs at all. If your event is pointing to a SiteEntry instead of a SiteCatalog entry, chances are the information below...


GSF 12 Is Finally Here!

GSF-12 is finally here! Yay!!!

This new version comprehends brand new features, but also a major reorganization of the entire project's codebase and several features getting deprecated in benefit of some of WebCenter Sites 12c's native features.

This is the first GSF release which embraces WCS 12c's features and rendering practices.
 
The main goals of this new release were:
  • Providing the means for clients out there already using GSF to reuse as much of their existing code as possible when upgrading from WCS 11.x to WCS 12c,
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