How to use WCM categories from query parameter for personalization

Here’s how to use query parameters from the HTPP request (or from the URL) in a personalization component. This page came from my raw notes and hasn’t yet been rewritten for the broader audience; sorry. Posting it anyway for those who won’t mind a little sloppiness. The personalization component must be rendered by the WCM […]

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Show item names instead of display titles in the IBM WCM authoring UI

By default, the Display title, rather than the Name is displayed for items in the authoring UI for IBM Web Content Manager (WCM). It may be desirable to see the name instead. This can give authors the ability to use special naming conventions, acronyms, or codes in item names while still keeping a user friendly […]

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How to find large images and files in IBM WCM

Even though you can limit the maximum size of the resources that can be uploaded in WCM, you may still wish to perform an occasional audit for large files. The FindLargeResources module, developed for APAR PK75187 (going back to Portal 6.1.0.4), was created for such a task. WHY? Users can experience poor performance when viewing large resources […]

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How to touch all items in a WCM library

Occasionally, you may find yourself with the need to “touch” (force a SAVE operation) on every item in a given WCM library. For example, we recently had some environmental issues that left us with a pretty large sum of taxonomy categories that did not syndicate. After recreating the syndicator/subscriber pair, we could get individual categories […]

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Permitting author access to the search collection in a WCM search component

WCM developers who have editor access to a search component may not have appropriate access to the search collection that the component refers to. In this case, the WCM developer may see a warning message in the WCM authoring UI, which states: “The search collection: <CollectionName> could not be found. Please create the collection or […]

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