Chapter 21

Configuring and Managing Web Content Management and Internet Sites


  • What’s new with WCM?
  • Architecting Internet sites
  • Configuring and creating WCM Internet sites
  • Cross-site publishing
  • Authoring content improvements

SharePoint 2013 delivers the biggest leap forward in web content management (WCM) functionality in the history of the product. Although SharePoint 2007 was a major development with its introduction of true WCM capabilities, SharePoint 2013 web content management has ironed out any remaining wrinkles. For example, you can say goodbye to the /pages directory showing up in the URL, and to the single site-collection constraints that have hindered developers in the past. You can say welcome to friendly URLs, cross-site content publishing, and adaptive experiences. The new release of SharePoint delivers new capabilities and features in the WCM space for everyone: web designers, developers, content authors, and, of course, SharePoint administrators. These major new enhancements to WCM capabilities enable an organization to leverage its SharePoint expertise to build web content publishing solutions for either internal sites or public, Internet-facing sites.

This chapter begins with a brief overview of what’s new with WCM in SharePoint 2013. Then it digs deeper from an administrative point of view and looks at architecting Internet sites, deployment considerations, building out a WCM Internet-facing solution, and monitoring your Internet-facing ...

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