Managing your site

You can create pages, labels, and URLs on a source server and publish them to other servers by using the Resource Manager portlet. Once you publish your page, you can do additional testing on the target server before promoting the page to all users and groups with the appropriate access rights.

Use Site Management and the Resource Manager portlet to develop and test a portal page on a test server. Then copy the page to a target server for review and later promotion to a live page. The following scenario describes a situation where this is useful.

Example scenario: A large retail furniture company has a test portal and a production portal. The portal administrator creates a page for a special sofa promotion on the test portal, and publishes it to the production portal. As the page is published but not yet promoted, it can be viewed by a limited set of users, including the marketing manager and the head of sales. When these reviewers initially look at the page, they request revisions to some of the page content. The administrator can modify the page on the test server and republish it to the production portal as many times as necessary. After the reviewers approve the page, the administrator promotes the page to make it visible to all the furniture company sales staff who access the production server. On the first day of the sofa promotion, the administrator promotes the page on the production portal for the staff to view. When the promotion period is over, the administrator demotes the page on the production portal. Users can then no longer view the page.

These topics provide more information on publishing, promoting and demoting pages using Site Management.

Note: If you have a portal cluster, you need to run the enable-http-basic-auth-tai-sitemgmt task before you start managing your site.