Modern User Profile Management and GDPR

What does your business think about its customers’ privacy? Since the dawn of the internet, the answer to this question has varied from company to company. Some organizations have gone to great lengths to protect personal information, while others literally exist to aggregate and sell it to the highest bidder. All of this will change starting in May of this year.
Citizens of the European Union have sought a more transparent, responsible, and trustworthy attitude towards consumers from its businesses. This has ultimately led to the creation of Regulation 2016/679,...

Are you getting the insights you expect from your website search?

When considering search, the first thought is generally SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and SEM (Search Engine Marketing). Both involve driving and maximizing the visitors to a site or a given page.  However, once they get there, are they getting what they want? Maybe. Can we do more? Probably. How? One way is to factor in the insights from your website search when selecting the content to show them.

We live in a content-centric age where a vast quantity of content is available to everyone. The trick is not only to get people to your site to see your content and show them relevant...

Content-as-a-Service: An Architecture for Evolution

The one constant in technology is evolution. The CMS space is no exception. With the growth of delivery channels, cloud technologies, microservices architecture, and the progression of web rendering technologies Content-as-a-Service (or CaaS)...

It's HTTPS Time

I've been seeing an increase in requests for recommendations on adding the protection of HTTPS to client sites. Questions of cost and overall need are the most common.

Do you need HTTPS?

The standard response to this for years has been yes, if your users are sending sensitive data to your website. Data like credit card numbers, personally identifiable information such as Social Security, or confidential content like financial statements or payroll all qualify as sensitive. 
But, I would argue that...

WCS Engage: Overloading the Mailroom

WCS Engage: Don’t Overload the Mailroom

One of the most useful features in Oracle’s WebCenter Sites is a feature entitled Engage.  This feature was vastly improved from previous iterations in WCS and provides the platform with the ability to use market segmentation. Delivering targeted content to a key demographic is the Rubix’s Cube every marketing department is furiously trying to solve. 

Although rightfully drawn to this WCS feature, what has the potential to provide a tremendous amount of benefit can often turn into the second coming of...

OWCS Missing Nodes in Site Plan Tree

You wake up one morning, get into work, grab your morning coffee and log into Web Center Sites.  As you sip your coffee you look at the Site Plan Tree tab, which contains the 600 or so pages that you painstakingly organized with pride.  You get an email saying that now Page X needs to be moved under Page Y for the breadcrumbs.

You put down your coffee and you start to drag Page X under Page Y.  Page X has 100 pages underneath it and the dragging seems to lag.  You let go of your mouse button only to see the Page and all its children disappear.  You frantically expand various nodes...

How to create a modal window in WebCenter Sites Contributor UI (

If you have been working on WCS for a while, you have probably run into situations where you need to customize the contributor UI. WCS has provided some hooks for this, but often the documentation is too basic and requires more research and reverse engineering.

In an effort to shed some light into UI customization, at Function1 we have authored a series of UI customization blogs: How to build custom attribute editors in WebCenter Sites,...

How to build custom attribute editors in WebCenter Sites

Starting with WebCenter Sites 11g BP1, Oracle had introduced various ways to customize the UI interface. Function1 has other blogs that talk about some of these techniques: Altering WebCenter Sites 11gR1 & Customizing Toolbar Buttons in Oracle WebCenter Sites.  In this blog, I like to detail implementation steps to create a custom attribute editor. Attribute editors are used to customize asset forms. More...

Meet Function1 at Oracle OpenWorld 2013

Function1 is proud to be presenting 2 sessions at Oracle OpenWorld.

Displaying Enterprise Content in Oracle WebCenter Sites and WebCenter Portal [CON6876]

With the latest version of Oracle WebCenter, you can surface documents and Web content stored in Oracle WebCenter Content in both Oracle WebCenter Sites and Oracle WebCenter Portal. There are many integration options, from single images and rendered HTML to an entire Website. Attend this session to learn how to use them and which option is right...

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