IBM® Web Content ManagerTM(WCM), formerly known as Lotus® Web Content Management, is used to create, manage, and deliver Web content that enables organizations to increase the efficiency and accuracy of their Web site deployments. Content is created by use of the default or customized Web content authoring portlet and is delivered by use of content viewer portlets, servlets, or pre-rendering sites to HTML.
Various features of WCM are summarized as follows:
A clear segregation between the layout and design elements from that of the content of a Web site. This implies that one can change the layout and design of a Web page without changing the content, and vice versa. Design features such as navigation of a Web site are generated automatically by use of predefined elements and components.
A Web content authoring system enables content creators to author content for the site without bothering about the design and layout of the Web site. These systems are designed to deliver personalized Web content authoring experiences to users.
Web content from third-party content management systems can also be imported and presented from within the WCM system. You can do this by using Web Content Integrator, which consumes content in RSS feed format, and can also use WebDAV to import content from a file system.
WCM features include version control, change management and approval, multi-item projects, and user-defined folders to group content items, which simplifies maintenance and management of Web content.
WCM includes a set of pre-installed content libraries that allow you to enrich a Web site with blog and wiki features to tap into the power of social collaboration and networking.