The Connected Systems Content Publishing system supports creating SharePoint pages that have varied layouts, rich formatted text, and objects such as images and Web Parts. These features help create pages that are more appealing and relevant. It is fully integrated with SharePoint Foundation 2010's menus to give the user a seamless web content management experience. From the Site Actions menu, you select the Create Publishing Page to begin.
Once installed, it checks to see if the Pages library has been created in your site. If not, it creates it automatically. You will be prompted by to following dialog box (only once per site).
Complete the following details and you'll be creating web content pages on your site.
Title: Enter a meaningful Title
URL Name: The URL Name will be entered automatically. If you choose to change it, note that the name should have no spaces. Use capitalisation or an underscore character for improved readability
Page Layout: Select the appropriate layout. Here you have the option of selecting a pre-defined layout.
Save Location: The default save location is the Page library, however, our Content Publishing supports storing these pages in any document library.
Overwrite: this allows you to either overwrite page with the existing name or don’t create a page with the same name, the default is set as Don’t Create.
Editing page content
With full ribbon integration, the Content Publishing System from Connected Systems has added the following functionality to SharePoint Foundation to make it a rich web content management experience.
- Selectable layouts
- New Web Parts - Content Roll-up, Multi-media
- Scheduled and real-time publishing
- Approval workflow
Using the Page Layout ribbon button, the Connected Systems Content Publishing system supports the switching of page layouts. The graphic below details a few of the layouts supported out-of-the-box.
Adding New Web Parts
The Connected Systems Content Publishing comes with a few web parts that can assist in re-purposing list, document library and media file content.
- Content Roll-up web part: (Click here for more information)
- Multimedia web part: (Click here for more information)
Publishing a page
The SharePoint Ribbon is context sensitive and supports the management and publishing of content. Status updates inform the user of the document/page status.
Submit for Approval/Publish
Depending on whether workflow is switched on, the Submit for Approval button will kick-off the Workflow Approval process. If you have full Publish access rights, you may directly publish the page, making it available to all users.
Master page, Java script and custom CSS selection
Welcome page selection