Does Your WebCenter Sites Deployment Need a Health Check?

Just as you and I (should) go to the doctor regularly for checkups, major IT systems like WebCenter Sites should also get an occasional health check to ensure that they are operating at peak efficiency. As a complicated enterprise product, there are many potential issues that can impact WebCenter Sites’ performance, uptime, and ease of use. Some issues result from misconfigured settings, or problems that develop over time, including: performance issues due to memory usage, disk space, and database size.

If your environments are experiencing unexpected downtimes and users (or...


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...


The Universality of Devices

Device detection is handled smartly within Oracle WebCenter Sites, but unfortunately there is no clear wiggle room if one wants to not follow Oracle’s recommendation when it comes to mobile support. The platform sniffs out if you are on a desktop or any other mobile device listed in the Device Repository (simple xml file that contains properties for each device that an application wants to differentiate upon). You might think: “Amazing! And WCS already has a file listing relevant default/common devices! I have less work to do.” For a few minutes, you are as happy can be. Until you load...


UI Customizations with Oracle JET in Oracle WebCenter Sites 12c

Before You Begin

This blog assumes that you're familiar with Oracle JET, its custom modules, and overriding the default path/suffix configuration for JET modules so that you can include them as assets in your WebCenter Sites implementation. Otherwise, you may want to begin by reading this blog: Creating Oracle JET Modules as Assets in Oracle WebCenter Sites.

Overview

WCS 11g’s Admin and Contributor UIs are built with a version of Dojo that does...

Making Manual Labor a 'lil less Manual

The Big Hurt

Who the heck wants to do manual labor when your finger nails are as well-manicured as ours are, eh? The WebCenter Sites Practice at Function1 is in full swing in the WCS 12c upgrade cycle, with a few clients in the process. As it were, the upgrade itself can be "sort of easy" to nearly impossible depending on the approach taken and feature(s) of your particular implementation. If the upgrade gods are shining their light down on you, you only need to go from 11.1.1.8.0 to 12c. However, there's a good chance that that isn't you, OR that that god is dead OR doesn't exist...


Oracle WebCenter Sites and Siteminder

We are far from the days when logging in was as easily implemented as a username, password, and cgi script in between your user’s anonymous and logged-in states. Today’s world is ruled by powerful web access management softwares that not only securely keep intruders from accessing your most secure pages but also allows for a user management system hooked up to your LDAP environment. Among them: HP’s IceWall SSO, IAM (Identity and Access Management), and CA Siteminder. Let’s focus on the latter.

 

Per their website, CA Siteminder promises to...


Implementing CKEditor Customizations in Oracle WebCenter Sites 12c

As many WebCenter Sites developers already know, the flexibility of the CKEditor attribute editor allows us to apply customizations to it. Actually, implementing these customizations isn't always the easiest task. For the newest 12c version, Oracle's official documentation can, unfortunately, be quite confusing.

To help clarify how to implement CKEditor customizations in 12c, this blog will outline simple instructions on how to customize the CKEditor toolbar.

Say for instance that we have an attribute called "Abstract," and it needs a basic, simplified CKEditor as its...


Celebrating Function1's Women in Tech: Meet Gnagna Marianne Konate!

Gnagna Marianne Konate, Senior Consultant for our WebCenter Sites team, started coding at age 6 (!) so it's no surprise that she turned her lifelong passion for technology into a successful career. In her interview for our Women in Tech Series, she emphasizes the importance...

Solving the Doctype Filter Insufficiency in Oracle WebCenter Sites

I bet that you have once created an asset, with a doctype filter, uploaded a file as an attribute, and noticed that the filetype and mimetype were not getting pulled. You checked the file once again to see that it had an extension and was actually not corrupted either. Everything seemed ok. You edited the asset. Re-saved it. Shook your head. Sweated a bit. Checked the asset definition to make sure that the doctype filter was still associated with the definition. Checked the doctype filter's attribute names. Well, you never know... a typo here and there... Nope. Nothing. You just don't know...


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