Advanced IBM Web Content Manager 8.5 WP490G

3 days


This 3-day advanced course contains lectures and lab exercises that enhance your ability to create and manage content with IBM Web Content Manager 8.5.

This course begins with discussions of the Web Content Manager API, theme development tools, and REST services. You then learn how to extend your authoring environment and customize workflows. Next, various integration techniques are discussed such as the Digital Data Connector (DDC), the Web Content Integrator, Enterprise Content Manager, and the Script Portlet. Finally, you learn how to manage Portal search, syndication, and multilingual sites.


This course is intended for developers who need a deeper understanding of Web Content Manager APIs and how to extend the authoring and rendering interface. The course also includes foundational information about administration aspects of Web Content Manager that would be useful to developers.

Skills Gained

After completing this course, students should be able to:

    Understand the IBM Web Content Manager API

    Use theme development tools

    Use REST services to update IBM Web Content Manager content

    Work with the Digital Data Connector (DDC)

    Extend the IBM Web Content Manager authoring environment

    Extend change management with custom workflows

    Create an archive page and link component

    Integrate content with IBM Web Content Integrator

    Work with an Enterprise Content Manager

    Use the IBM Script Portlet

    Understand and configure Portal search features

    Manage syndication

    Create and manage a multilingual site

    Configure IBM Web Content Manager caching


Before taking this course, students should have:

    Completed the course WPL47: Developing Websites Using IBM Web Content Manager 8.5

    or have equivalent knowledge of how to develop a website with IBM Web Content Manager

    Experience with Rational Application Developer

    or other Eclipse-based application development tools

    Experience with Java, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS

    Experience with website development and maintenance

Course Outline

The following topics will be covered during this course:

  • Course Overview
  • Unit 1. Web Content Manager application programming interface (API)
  • Unit 2. Theme development tools
  • Exercise 1. Using the Theme Manager and Theme Editor
  • Unit 3. REST services for IBM Web Content Manager
  • Exercise 2. Using REST services to update IBM Web Content Manager content
  • Unit 4. Introduction to Digital Data Connector (DDC)
  • Exercise 3. Creating a Digital Data Connector to retrieve remote XML data
  • Unit 5. Extending the authoring environment
  • Exercise 4. Creating a custom launch page and file upload validation plug-in
  • Unit 6. Extending change management with custom workflows
  • Exercise 5. Creating a custom workflow action
  • Unit 7. Integrating content with IBM Web Content Integrator
  • Exercise 6. Creating an archive page and link component
  • Exercise 7. Using the Web Content Integrator for RSS feed integration
  • Unit 8. Integrating Enterprise Content Manager by using federated documents
  • Exercise 8. Configure Web Content Manager to retrieve content from an Enterprise Content Manager server
  • Unit 9. Using the IBM Script Portlet
  • Exercise 9. Working with the Script Portlet
  • Unit 10. Portal search
  • Exercise 10. Configuring search within a website
  • Unit 11. Syndication
  • Exercise 11. Working with syndication
  • Unit 12. Creating and managing a multilingual site
  • Exercise 12. Creating and managing multilingual content
  • Unit 13. Caching and
  • Course completion

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

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Course Location Days Cost Date
Onsite3 1500 £1500 2019-07-17
Manchester3 2170 £2170 2019-09-18
Glasgow3 2170 £2170 2019-09-18
Birmingham3 2170 £2170 2019-09-18