New plugin for IBM Lotus Symphony – Lotus Web Content Management 7.0

Now this is a neat plugin for Symphony, and one that really will improve productivity for those using Lotus Web Content Management (WCM):

IBM Lotus Symphony Plugin for Lotus Web Content Management 7.0

The IBM Lotus Symphony Plugin for Lotus Web Content Management helps customers simplify the process of authoring Web Content managed and delivered by IBM Lotus Web Content Management (WCM). By introducing the concept of “profiles”, content authors can create, edit and publish rich documents from within Lotus Symphony to Lotus Web Content Management as native web content just as easily and simply just as if they were authoring local documents as normal. 

WCM plugin for Lotus Symphony screenshot

In order to install and use the IBM Lotus Symphony Plugin for Lotus Web Content Management, the following steps must be completed. 
1. The IT administrator deploys the WCM Rest Service on the WCM server (Part 1 ) and then creates and sets up the Public Profiles (Part 2);
2. The content author installs the Lotus Symphony Plugin for Lotus Web Content Management (Part 3), creates servers (Part 4) and private profiles (Part 5).
3. After the server and profile have been created correctly, the content author can use Lotus Symphony to create and publish (Part 6) and edit (Part 7 and Part 8) the content. 

There is a read me file included in the installation package, please download the package and follow the read me document step by step to install and use the plug-in. This plug-in does not support dragging to install directly from the web page.

Download here.

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