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Adding a Web site as an Application to Content Station 9

Adding a Web site as an Application to Content Station 9

A Web site can be added as an Application to Content Station, meaning that it can be accessed from the Applications pane on the Home page or from the Tabs menu.

Tip: Adding a Web site this way makes it readily available and saves you from having to look for it outside of Content Station.

Web sites as Applications can be viewed within Content Station or in the default Web browser of the system. They appear on the Home page with either the default icon or a custom icon:

Icon of a Web site added as an Application The default icon for a Web site Application

Web sites as Applications are added to Content Station by defining them between the <Apps> </Apps> tags of the WWSettings.xml file.

The following syntax is used:

<App name="application name" url="URL" icon="{SERVER_URL config/images/appicons/woodwing.png" external="true" or "false">

  • App name is the name that appears with the icon on the Home page and as the name in the Tabs menu
  • url is the path to Enterprise Server. The following wildcard is used (filled in automatically by Content Station):

{SERVER_URL} The path to the current instance of Enterprise Server

  • icon is the path to a custom icon stored on the server. When not defined, the default icon is used.

Note: Make sure of the following:

  • The icon should be stored in the Enterprise Server directory "/config/images/appicons"
  • The file format should be .png or .jpg
  • The maximum dimension should be 32x32 pixels
  • external indicates whether the Web site should be opened within Content Station (value is set to "false" or the value is left out) or in the default Web browser on the system (when the value is set to "true).

Examples

1. Default icon with label "WoodWing.com" linking to the WoodWing Web site, opened in the default Web browser:

<App name=”WoodWing.com” url=”http://www.woodwing.com/” external=”true”>

Icon and name on the Home page:

Default Web site icon

2. Custom icon with label "WoodWing.com" linking to the WoodWing Web site, opened within Content Station:

<App name=”WoodWing.com” url=”http://www.woodwing.com/” icon="{SERVER_URL}config/images/appicons/woodwing.png" external=”false”>

or

<App name=”WoodWing.com” url=”http://www.woodwing.com/” icon="{SERVER_URL}config/images/appicons/woodwing.png">

Custom Web site icon

Important: Make sure to validate the WWSettings.xml file for correct content. See Validating the WWSettings.xml file.

The following video shows the process of adding a Web site as an Application. Two Web sites are added, each with different settings:

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