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Web Page Composer Wiki

This Wiki aims at providing a centralized entry point to any kind of information related to WPC. You can expect here information for using the tool as well as various information about how to successfully customize it.



How to Explore the Wiki?

The purpose of this wiki is to provide a well-structured and organized content related to WPC. Browsing through the wiki, you will be able to find information in 4 major sections, each of them separated on a particular Wiki page.

  • WPC Overview
    This page provides an overall description of the tool and its purpose. Here you will find links to various information sources, which describe the key capabilities of WPC and give broad-scope knowledge of the tool from technical and business perspective.
  • WPC FAQ Wiki Page
    This page provides comprehensive answers to the most important and frequently asked questions around WPC.
    Web Page Composer - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
  • WPC Documentation
    This page provides an overview of the existing official documentation of WPC. Here you will find links to the official documentation, divided into logical sections. The short descriptions of the content will help you to quickly find the piece of information you are looking for.
    Quick Reference to the Official Documentation
  • Customizing the Web Page Composer
    This page provides various information about how to make WPC suit better to your needs. Here, you will find comprehensive guides about Creating Custom Web Forms, Setting up the Cache mechanism, Configuring Anonymous access to WPC pages and much more. Moreover, in this section of the wiki you will be able to share your original ideas for extending the tool.
    Customizing the Web Page Composer

Your Contribution to the WPC Wiki

Lets make this wiki together a unified and helpful entry point for all WPC users, starting from the beginners and ending with the professionals.
We just all have to keep certain rules, so that the info remains well-organized and helpful. Please, take a look at these short rules before contributing! Thank you!

  • You are authorised to add/edit content to this Wiki. If you want to add some content, please "Measure twice and cut once!" - choose wisely the proper section, and ensure that the same content does not already exist.
  • The Wiki is an ultimate way to provide answers to huge amount of people, not questions.
  • If you like a certain piece of information on SDN (forum thread, blog, article, etc.) and think that it could be also helpful for others, place a link in the corresponding section of the Wiki. Don't forget to expalin what it is all about. Thus, you'll help others to quickly understand what is relevant for them.
  • Please do not paste content from forum threads directly in the wiki, unless you have prepared a well-structured piece of information.
  • Always provide the valid release of the corresponding piece of information.
  • Your Contribution here will be very much appreciated! Enjoy the Wiki...

Overview of Web Page Composer Capabilities

Web Page Composer (WPC) is a lightweight tool that provides Web Content Management capabilities. Based on the SAP NetWeaver Portal and the Knowledge Management platform, this tool enables your business users to manage business-relevant WCM tasks (for example creating and updating web sites, pages, and content) in an easy and effective way.
WPC is designed to be an intuitive application and therefore the necessary technical tasks are reduced as much as possible. However the tool remains opened and can be customized in many ways, so that it suits better to your business needs.
Web Page Composer has various key advantages, because it is based on both the standard portal and knowledge management capabilities of SAP NetWeaver. Thus, sites, pages and content are managed in knowledge management, whereas user and role management, page building, and rendering are facilitated by the portal. The main benefit of this concept is that WPC combines the existing capabilities of both and extends them with valuable WCM functions. For example, the integration of additional content repositories can easily be done by using different connectors for the KM repository framework.
In contrast to the more document-centric content provided by KM the tight integration of Web Page Composer with the portal also allows you to use application content (e.g. iViews providing dynamic reports, and stock quotes) on your web pages. This content is directly available via the portal content directory (PCD). In addition, all capabilities of the external facing portal (e.g. light framework page and short URLs) are supported by WPC. This allows the implementation of intranet, extranet and Internet scenarios.

More information:

Blogs:
Web Page Composer - a new Way to create and publish Web Pages in the Portal (Part I)
Web Page Composer - the XML Editor Framework (Part II)
Web Page Composer - how easy it is to create and publish a web page (Part III)
Web Page Composer - Web Page Layout (Part IV)

Web Page Composer - Concepts (extract from the official documentation)
Enabling Search for Web Pages Created with Web Page Composer

Interactive learning materials:
An Introduction to Web Page Composer
Tour the New Web Page Composer