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Advanced Web Content Management

In the previous chapter you learned some basic ways you can use Liferay to handle your web content. In this chapter you’ll delve deeper into slightly more complex web content management techniques. But don’t be alarmed, it’s not too intense. We’ll cover the following topics:

  • Web content structures and templates
  • RSS Feeds
  • Site templates and page templates
  • Localization
  • Allowing users to customize site pages
  • Scheduling Web Content
  • Staging
  • Creating teams to allow for flexible management of site permissions
  • Mobile device rules
  • Monitoring with Google Analytics

You’ll examine how web content structures and templates provide additional power and flexibility to the web content management system you saw previously. You’ll also learn how easy it is to set up and administer multiple sites in Liferay. Next, we’ll learn how you can empower your users to create personal customizations of site pages. You’ll also examine how you can use staging to manage the publication of pages and content on your site. You’ll conclude with sections on creating teams and rules for presenting site pages to mobile devices.

Advanced Content with Structures and Templates

If you’ve ever launched a web site, you know that as it grows, you can experience growing pains. This is the case especially if you’ve given lots of people access to the site to make whatever...

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Managing RSS Feeds in Liferay

RSS is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works such as blog entries and news articles. RSS allows users to stay up-to-date with your site’s content without actually...

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Using Site Templates

Site Templates can be administered from the Control Panel. They allow portal administrators to create multiple sites with the same default set of pages and content. Site templates can contain...

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Using Page Templates

Click on Page Templates in the Control Panel to see a list of page templates. Page templates function similarly to site templates but at the page level. Each page template provides a pre-configured...

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When you create a new piece of Web Content, you have the ability to choose a default language. If you click Change, you can select your default language from a large number of languages Liferay...

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Allowing Users to Customize Site Pages

As we discussed before, as your site becomes larger and more complex, management of the content becomes more challenging. We’ve gone over Liferay management tools that help you create content...

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Scheduling Web Content

Liferay’s WCM lets you define when your content goes live. You can determine when the content is displayed, expired and/or reviewed. This is an excellent way to keep your site current and free from...

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Staging Page Publication

Staging is an important feature of Liferay WCM. The concept of staging is a simple one: you can modify your site behind the scenes and then publish all your updates in one shot. You don’t want...

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Creating Teams for Advanced Site Membership Management

If you have an ad hoc group of users who perform the same set of tasks in a site, you can organize them into Site Teams. Site administrators can assign these teams permissions for various...

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Displaying Site Pages to Mobile Devices

Mobile device families allow you to configure sets of rules to alter the behavior of the portal based on the device being used to access Liferay. The proportion of mobile device users browsing the...

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Liferay Monitoring using Google Analytics

Liferay includes built-in support for Google Analytics, allowing administrators to make use of Google’s tool set for analyzing site traffic data. When you sign up for Google Analytics, a snippet of...

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This chapter has been your guide to advanced Liferay site management and web content management. We’ve seen how you can use Liferay to manage both simple content and advanced content with...

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