By Chris Dixon with lots of thanks to our developers.
WCM is dead. Long live WCM on Share.
Rothbury has successfully implemented Alfresco’s WCM at numerous clients who are happily managing their web site content within the AVM context. With the grandfathering of the AVM, these clients are on a dead end road in terms of upgrades and the ability to make use of the feature rich Alfresco Share. Where do they want to go? Alfresco Share brings a great user experience to ECM, why not to WCM?
We have been dutifully working on bringing the AVM features to WCM on Share, providing an upgrade path for our clients.
• Managing multiple releases within a single site
• Deployment to Development, QA and Scheduled synchronous deployment to Production
• A long requested enhancement to WCM was the ability to merge from a sandbox
and see the differences, We are providing that ability with Releases and Merging with Enhanced Diff Comparison with text file editing and image preview:
We have created a few custom dashlets to provide additional control over your Releases, Snapshots, and Deployment endpoints and bring the ease of use straight to the Site Dashboard.
The Deployment endpoints (FTRs) for development provide for testing of releases, we have provided a dashlet to provide a status of the endpoints and who is controlling it. While Development and QA are limited to single controlled deployments, Production File Transfer Receivers (using Alfresco’s FSTR server) allow for scheduling the website updates in a single synchronous deployment, providing control of
• Workflow control from QA to Production.
• Expedited workflow for Hotfixes
• Deployment and Reverting of Snapshots
The feature set of WCM on Share continues to improve as we iterate through milestones and testing by QA.
What feature do you want to see in WCM on Share?