Your colleague is on holiday and forgot to release a press release you urgently need? You have to work on a text with multiple authors which shouldn’t get released or published by accident?
After the initial installation you need to start an wizard to import the installed plug-ins into MS. At one step within this wizard you can choose which plug-ins you want to import and in which projects you want to enable them. Beside the setup routine...
Regardless of which CMS application you use to manage a site or how well you optimise it from a performance perspective, the project will be deemed a failure by end users authors if they are unable create and edit content quickly and easily...
The most important part of any project is the careful planning of everything, not just the design of the final site. You need to be comfortable in the knowledge that what you build now will be easy to maintain, update and expand.
In the current versions, the render tag <%!! Context:CurrentDepth !!%> is not working properly, in some versions it isn’t even recognized as a render tag in the templates.
There may come a time in your life when there are certain pages in a site’s structure that you really don’t need, or want, the site’s users to go to in order to streamline the site a little. A good example could be a Press archive that is broken down...
Anyway, many of you will already know this but since I just found out, that this is still possible (and often very helpful within a developing or project/error analysing process I just thought it helps.
What is the solution? Taking the process that led us from “copy and paste” to “header and footer” to its logical conclusion – “one include container” to contain all common code. How do we do that? One step at a time. If you are starting out on a new...
What I have tended to see “in the wild” (and how my first project went) was what I call “header and footer” base templates. Basically the process is the same as for “copy and paste” above, with the following exception – common pieces of HTML code are ...
Ok, first up – a warning and some history. This is a long post that I have been working on, off and on, since the end of last year. Don´t be scared, most of the time and the bulk of the post is in the examples – which I have only recently had access to...
That has already been posted inside the comment of an older project but I thought this would be useful as an own post because it shows very good how to create a switch for SSL within the Open Text Websolutions Delivery Server 9.
Some time back I was working on a RedDot project for a Local Government based in Melbourne, Australia where we were required to create 52 (crazy I know!) separate workflows to manage content within the site – each one corresponding to a specific...
In CMS, date information is always given as a floating point number or as an integer. A floating point number includes that date and time, whereas the integer only contains the date. Here is how you convert a number into a date.
Whenever you have to export a project from a newer minor version Open Text Management Server to an older one you will get - The error email.
In CMS 7.5 Service Pack 2 a number of new cache tuning parameters were introduced into the Navigation Manager services. These are primarily controlled by settings in a few of the configuration files. I am going to talk briefly about what they do.
Gavin Cope already came up this year with his great article on how to debug classic ASP script which runs in OpenText Management Servers PreExecute Mode. Keith Bloom picked up the idea and improved it a fair bit so that you now are able to see the Error..
I’m sure that pretty much every Web Solutions Management Server developer would have come up against some pre-executed ASP in their templates that has failed. The ensuing frustration at having no built-in method of debugging or even just...
Some background first I think. There are 2 ways to log in to CMS – normal and integrated. An integrated login means that your Windows user account is passed silently by your browser to the CMS server and you don’t need to type in a username or password.
As you may well know you can configure your CMS to utilise Windows Integrated login. This SSO process will take the login credentials supplied by your browser and use them to automatically log you into the CMS. Works out of the box in IE when you’re...
We mostly do ASPX .net web sites in Open Text Management Server, and it has always bothered me that the pages don’t operate properly inside the CMS, so the other day I decided to figure out what the problems were and try to make it work...