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Windows 2012 and Management Server 11 Installation Note

posted 10 09 2014 by Jian Huang

Even for basic installation, that is without the mobile client, prior to Management Server installation, ensure to go to Windows Server Manager, navigate to Add Roles and Features Wizard > Select Features >Features > .NET Framework 4.5 Features > WCF Services and select HTTP Activation. Select Features >Features > .NET Framework 4.5 Features > WCF Services and select HTTP Activation. Features > .NET Framework 4.5 Features > WCF Services and select HTTP Activation. .NET Framework 4.5 Features > WCF Services and select HTTP Activation. WCF Services and select HTTP Activation. [...] » Read more

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RedDot CMS Date Conversion in MS 11

posted 10 09 2014 by Jian Huang

Since COM and DCOM is going away in Management Server 11, the following RedDot date conversion code using "RDCMSAsp.RDPageData" may not work.ASP (From RQL Manual)...' From an RQL assign a value to a variableOldDate = EinObjekt("changedate" [...] » Read more

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CMS/WSM/MS won't accept a license key

posted 25 08 2014 by Jian Huang

If CMS doesn’t accept a key that is supposed to be working, you might want to update the database settings manually. Logon to the Database and navigate to Databases -> IoAdministration -> Tables -> dbo.IO_CMP IoAdministration -> Tables -> dbo.IO_CMP Tables -> dbo.IO_CMP dbo.IO_CMPRight click and choose open tableMake sure that there is t [...] » Read more

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Getting Current Management Server RedDot CMS Project Name via JavaScript

posted 03 06 2014 by Jian Huang

This is the easiest way to get current project name without complicated rendertag or preexecution. Just make sure you are already use the JQuery.js library.<script type="text/javascript"> var TheRealUIContainerPage; var ProjectLabelText; if(wind [...] » Read more

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Template won't save, especially CSS

posted 03 06 2014 by Jian Huang

The template editor is written in ASP. "Maximum Requesting Entity Body Limit" is the mechanism used to transit and save the code in the template editor.  By default, ASP setting in IIS is configured to accept a maximum of 200KB.Solution: increase your "Maximum Requesting Entity Bod [...] » Read more

Mobile First – Mobile Inspired Editing for WSM

posted 27 03 2014 by Tim Davis

<%stf_SENSATIONAL_CLAIM_OF_FIRST_MOBILE_FIRST_INLINE_EDITING_EXPEIENCE%> It’s arrived and there have been enablement webinars (available on KC 11.2 release, Mobile Editing Deep Dive) on this new editor experience. The feedback I and others hear from demonstrations are that many feel this is a better approach for editors. Frank Steffen mentioned on the latest call the features are growing for this […] » Read more

WSM Blossoming in the Spring

posted 27 03 2014 by Tim Davis

The leaves are coming out, the flowers are in bloom, and OpenText Web Site Management (WSM) innovations on top of a refreshed core architecture are slated to roll out or have. Find out about a pre-built HTML5 Responsive Web Design implementation for WSM: SmartTree cross-browser & new public APIs in v11.1 – yes we listen […] » Read more

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RedDot 11.x new security settings

posted 28 02 2014 by John Allen

The new security setting implemented by OpenText in the 11.x version of RedDot are causing problems for a few people. Unless your RedDot servers are public facing (probably not in most cases) you can safely disable the cross site scripting and session checking code.Wh [...] » Read more

WSM 11.2 – Focus on Mobility Pt. 3

posted 29 01 2014 by Manuel Schnitger

Device Preview Next to the Mobile Preview that has been released in version 11.2 of Web Site Management there is another functionality called Device Preview which is also brand new and in the focus of this post. So first of all what is the difference between the Mobile Preview and the Device Preview? Pretty easy. […] » Read more

WSM 11.2 – Focus on Mobility Pt. 2

posted 09 12 2013 by Manuel Schnitger

Mobile Preview If you have a responsive web site or plan to create a responsive web site (maybe even based on the RWD Project), then this is a very good idea. Nowadays responsive web sites are more or less a must have. And if you have a look at the Top HTML5/CSS3 frameworks (Twitter Bootstrap, […] » Read more

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Slow CMS Due to .NET Preexecution

posted 27 11 2013 by Jian Huang

If active scripting in project is configured to aspx, then a cache dll is created on the server's "Temporary ASP.NET files" folder for every SmartEdit page access, page preview and page publish.  Management Server slows down as more cache dlls are created within "Temporary ASP.NET files", eve [...] » Read more

WSM 11.2 – Focus on Mobility Pt. 1

posted 24 11 2013 by Manuel Schnitger

Didn’t have the time to join Enterprise World or other recent events in order to find out what’s new in WSM 11.2? But keen on gaining insight into the mobile strategy of Web Site Management? No problem at all. In this and the upcoming blog posts I’ll write about almost everything that happened in the […] » Read more

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Using #include in a project

posted 24 10 2013 by Jian Huang

WhyThe most common need to use an include directive is to include/reuse a common piece of component of the site, such as header, footer and advertisement.Common PitfallsWhen using a media or image element in place of actual file name, the generated path contains ., which [...] » Read more

A Short Goodbye and Thank-you (again)

posted 09 10 2013 by Danny Baggs

As my time with OpenText comes to an end tomorrow, I leave the company with gratitude for the 7 years I’ve been with RedDot and then OpenText and I leave with a level of excitement for the future that I haven’t felt in a long time. So whilst it is sad to be leaving, all […] » Read more

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Formatting breadcrumbs and list items

posted 13 09 2013 by Chad Killingsworth

One frustrating part of the WCMS templating system is that while an anchor can output two (or more) pieces of information (title and url), you must choose either to use the basic tag markup (standard <a> tag) or use the … » Read more

Custom Elements – Recorded Webinar

posted 02 08 2013 by Manuel Schnitger

A few months ago I wrote an article about the Custom Elements that are available in WSM 11.1 and just a few weeks later there has been a webinar about this topic. Now the first partners start to create their own elements in order to meet the requirements of their clients even better. So, for […] » Read more

New RQL Queries IF and FOR in Cleaner RQL

posted 15 05 2013 by Boris Crismancich

While seeting up the cleaner job (Excleanerbur how it is called in development), I found interesting new RQL Queries. RQLCOMMAND allows if and elseif queries as well as for loops. Richt now I'm unsure, whether this is limited to projects, language variants and project variants, or if this can be... [...] » Read more

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Evolution of RQL and Management Server Plugins

posted 09 05 2013 by Jian Huang

In the BeginningThere was COM using VB, but susceptible to server timeout in large operations and cannot cancel the server side operation once it has started.Set objIO = CreateObject("RDCMSASP.RdPageData")objIO.XmlServerClassName = " [...] » Read more

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List versus Container Best Practices

posted 08 05 2013 by Jian Huang

There has been many confusions over when to use a list element or a container element. For Example, I want to have a slider module on my home page.The flexslider has the fo [...] » Read more

Sneak Preview “Mobile Frontend in WSM 11.2″

posted 08 05 2013 by Manuel Schnitger

Next to the preview option for mobile devices the introduction of the mobile frontend is another major feature of OpenTexts Web Site Management V 11.2. The user interface of the mobile frontend has been created by the UXD team (User Experience Design) and the functionality has been implemented by the R&D team in Oldenburg/Germany; so […] » Read more

Sneak Preview “Mobile Preview in WSM 11.2″

posted 23 04 2013 by Manuel Schnitger

Recently I’ve been in Oldenburg (Germany) again and heard some news regarding version 11.2 of the Management Server. Next to lots of other cool features the Management Server 11.2 will provide a preview for mobile devices (phones/tablets). The reason why I find this very important is the likelihood of having more and more mobile web […] » Read more

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Blockmark Usages

posted 02 04 2013 by Jian Huang

I hope the following blockmark usage examples would help clarify the many blockmarks and associated usages. <!-- do not need conditional, no output if empty --><%stf_teaser%><!IoRangeConditional><div class="orange" [...] » Read more

Custom Elements – Discover the possibilities!

posted 26 03 2013 by Manuel Schnitger

A few weeks ago I spent some time in Oldenburg with the colleagues from R&D and learned a lot of new stuff about some (mobility) features in upcoming versions, new ideas and the things the guys in the northern part of Germany work on. One thing that is really amazing are the custom elements or […] » Read more

Custom render tags API documentation finished

posted 13 03 2013 by Dennis Reil

The documentation of the custom render tags API has been finished in the OpenText developer network community. You can have a look here: documentation now contains details step by step samples for Cus [...] » Read more

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Tiny C# Facebook Batch Request Connector

posted 08 03 2013 by Jian Huang

WhyRecently, I have had the great joy of working on some Facebook events integration. The issue was that the requests were sent one at a time. Facebook batch request was the answer. The existing code base is C#. I can use the popular C# Facebook SDK at  » Read more

A Belated Thank-you to SolutionExchange Users

posted 08 03 2013 by Danny Baggs

This post is actually a very overdue thank-you to the user community of SolutionExchange. The Early Days Since first raising the idea of an online community platform back at the tail end of 2009, I was fortunate enough to be part of an organisation under Jens Rabe that actively supported the idea and that kick-started […] » Read more

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Management Server 11 with MSSQL 2008 Installation Checklist

posted 19 02 2013 by Jian Huang

Here is a simple checklist for Management Server 11 installation with MSSQL 2008. Note that this checklist prepares the system for Management Server installation using local MSSQL accounts. » Read more

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Management Server 10.1 with MSSQL 2008 Installation Checklist

posted 18 02 2013 by Jian Huang

Here is a simple checklist for Management Server 10.1 installation with MSSQL 2005/2008. Note that this checklist prepares the system for Management Server installation using local MSSQL accounts. » Read more

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HTML5 in Management Server 9, 10, and 11

posted 11 02 2013 by Jian Huang

Just want to share a proof of concept project (proof that Management Server supports HTML5) I did based on Smashingmagzine's HTML5.I wrote this project a few years b [...] » Read more

Finished first examples on custom render spots and provider

posted 06 02 2013 by Dennis Reil

The custom render tags API documentation now contains the first two getting started examples for implementing a custom render spot and a custom object loader. These two examples show how to build a simple syntax for accessing global constant values like the text resources in the Best Practices Proj [...] » Read more

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