WebSphere Commerce Composer and Dynamic E-Marketing Spots


In this video I show how you can setup a single template for multiple categories but still retaining the ability to have personalized content on the pages per category.

Easily Creating Widgets In WebSphere Commerce Composer

WebSphere Commerce Composer is a very powerful addition to the tool set. It allows marketing and HTML developers to pretty much design a web site to their heart’s content.

In this video I show how you can use jQuery and the REST services in WebSphere Commerce to display a product list. One thing you will notice in the JavaScript I use a substitution variable [storeId]. These things come in very handy and allow you to create reusable code snippets across pages and store fronts; to learn more about them check out the info center. If you are really adventurous you can even create your own substitution variables, check out this info center page to learn how to do that.


Integrating IBM (Unica) Interact with WebSphere Commerce Part 1

In this video I show off the GreenWheels demonstration where I created an IBM Interact Widget. In this first part I show how Interact and WebSphere Commerce connect together. I explain the setup of the zones in Interact and how I mapped those zones to areas within the product page layout in Commerce Composer. I then walk through how I used the new widget framework to call into Interact and construct the offers for the web page.

IBM Commerce Composer for WebSphere Commerce Demonstration

marco-commerce-composerThe one and only Marco Deluca from the IBM WebSphere Commerce development team walks you through the very cool Commerce Composer tool now included with WebSphere Commerce.

The much anticipated Feature Pack 7 for WebSphere Commerce is here!

wc-composerFeature Pack 7, or FEP7, is probably the most ambitious delivery for the WebSphere Commerce team in the version 7 time. I heavily blogged and created videos for FEP5 and FEP6 which provided the stepping stone for the new IBM Commerce Composer feature.

The new Commerce Composer tool in Management Center puts the power to create new store pages and design page layouts in the hands of business users. By using a library of prebuilt layout templates and widgets, business users can quickly create and assemble pages directly in Management Center, without involving IT – link

This makes WebSphere Commerce a lot closer to a content management system more than ever. Allowing business users to create and layout pages without the help of IT is a big deal. Another key feature that will surely raise some eyebrows is the native ability to fully integrate with other content management systems. For instance,  if WebSphere Commerce is integrated with IBM Web Content Manager, you can use content from IBM Web Content Manager content libraries with Management Center objects (link).

Make sure you watch the new video on the Commerce Composer in the InfoCenter here.