On Friday I gave a presentation to an internal audience about CTC using some of the material already posted on this blog (here and here). In the slides, there’s a comment about how you have to manually clean up content left behind after you delete web content pages. Let me explain the scenario:
- In your portal site, you create a page using a page template
- The rendering portlets on that page are configured to create content when they’re instantiated, so new content is created in WCM
- The content library used is the one configured as default for the parent of the page you’re creating. If you follow the Infocenter instructions, you’ll have set up a dedicated library to hold this content
- Now, when you delete the page, the content in that dedicated library isn’t deleted. You have to manually clear it up. This is what I highlighted on the call.
In the chat during and afterwards, my colleague Thomas Hurek pointed out that if you in fact opt NOT to create a dedicated library for your content but instead let Portal continue to use the Portal Site library, this problem does not arise.
I need to try this out to fully appreciate the pros and cons, but haven’t had time yet. Definitely worth a look, at least.