Chapter 8. Web Content Management


  • Understand how the Publishing Framework supports web content management

  • Develop site columns and content types for Publishing content

  • Develop Page Layouts and Master Pages for Publishing sites

  • Configure Navigation for Publishing sites

  • Customize the Content by Query Web Part

  • Setup and Use Content Conversion in Publishing sites

Web Content Management is a subset of Enterprise Content Management in SharePoint 2010. The conceptual models that we use for defining, administering, and managing enterprise content are equally relevant to web content systems. Whereas Enterprise Content Management systems typically focus on Document and Records management functions, Web Content Management tends to focus on Page management functions. Fundamentally, the approaches between the two are differentiated only in the artifacts that you process.


Understanding the conceptual models for content management begins with a clear definition of the content lifecycle. The content lifecycle defines the process by which content is created/captured, managed, distributed, and retained. It is a process model that is familiar to most developers because it is related to and mirrors the Software Development Lifecycle that is typically employed in projects.

In SharePoint 2010, creating and capturing content encompasses many different roles and forms. Developers are concerned with the creation of taxonomies in the form of site ...

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