Publishing refers to the act of creating content such as a new page in your site or modifying content such as a block of text or a picture. By using built-in publishing tools explained throughout this chapter, you can quickly and easily modify your web content without the need for code. With SharePoint 2007's Publishing feature, you can publish web content for pages and content approval workflow material right from the browser or use tools such as the Enhanced Text Editor to edit text right on the page. SharePoint has various templates, such as the Collaboration portal and the Publishing portal, that have the Publishing feature already enabled. However, you can enable the Publishing feature on a regular team site, such as a blank site, at any time to give it the publishing capabilities.
If you are planning to create a site that is going to be highly customized and feature many pages of content, you may select the Publishing portal as the site template for your site collection. Like the Collaboration portal template, you can only select this template as a top-level site within a site collection. In the next example, you create a Publishing portal that acts as sample site for the remainder of this chapter.
See Chapter 1 for a discussion of what a portal is and what it can do for you.
Try It Out: Create a Publishing Portal Site
In this example, you create a new site collection that acts as a host for your company's ...