This blog gives you a short introduction (with relevant links) to what is Web Page Composer (WPC), why should you use it, and what are the new capabilities of the next version of WPC (that will be available as part of SAP NetWeaver 7.2).
What is WPC and why do I need it?
WPC provides an environment for easy authoring of portal content (i.e. portal pages) with data coming from the KM repository (web and static content – such as articles, html pages, news) for intranet, extranet, and internet scenarios.
Why Should I Use it?
Since it’s so easy! Business users, without technical skills, can easily create portal pages that can later be shared and used as part of different roles.
What in the next version of WPC?
First, the new version of WPC is fully integrated into the portal and comprises the same portal look & feel and infrastructure (this means that all the portal capabilities are supported within the WPC pages out-of-the-box).
Secondly, the new version of WPC also supports consumption of business applications together with the KM web and static content. With this version you can easily mix web and business content.
And last but not least, the usability of WPC was improved and provides a WYSIWYG editor that supports Drag & Drop capabilities.
When will the next version of WPC be available?
The next version of WPC will be available with SAP NetWeaver 7.2
Can I look at a preview of the new version?
Sure, Sibylle Brehm created a great screencam that demonstrates the new version of WPC 7.2 and shows you how the WPC pages looks at runtime, how to access an edit mode of the WPC page, how to create new areas and pages in the new WPC staging area, and in addition how to connect a certain area to a role.
Where can I find out more information on the WPC capabilities?
The best place to find articles, demos, blogs and more about the WPC capabilities can be found at the Web Content Management: Web Page Composer in SAP Enterprise Portal