Mobile First – Mobile Inspired Editing for WSM


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 mobile editor and supported browsers expanding past Chrome for desktop.

Are you using this yet? Do you need a demonstration?

Pairing this with a Responsive Web Design refresh will make your editors and end users on mobile devices happy. We’ve retrofitted a few existing sites with the new Xample project, the OpenText Services RWD Prebuilt Project and similar designs in less than 30 days. If you want OT to do this for you or just give you a kick start reach out.


OpenText WSM and Wave Together

What follows is a simple recipe for creating an OpenText Wave Application filled with content from OpenText Web Site Management.

1 existing WSM Project with Articles Content Class, you may have 1 to many available
1 existing Wave Application Template with NewsList and NewStory XML Consumer

Take WSM Project




Add Articles Variant to convert HTML to text for native applications:


Here’s a view of the template, not much needed.




Publish that out.

This Delivery Server project already had target DynaMent’s delivering personalized news.




Made a minor change to the target DynaMent to use the variant content



Some minor tweaks were needed.  Then pointing the URL for the NewsList template to WSM Delivery Server and this is the resulting application:






Cross Platform Native Applications (iOS, Android, Blackberry providing content reuse in a different channel

Next steps:
1) Clean up the content for the application a bit.
2) Examine sharing sample configuration (DS Transport Package, MS Content Class Template export& Documentation) to SolEx. This took about 2 days effort scattered in amongst other tasks, having a sample configuration will dramatically cut development time.