- standard templates, used as a framework for a site, based on a theme, with sample pages and content, custom components, and other resources you need to start building a site
- themes, used to define the overall look and feel of a site, consisting of logos, style sheets, configuration files and background code that defines site navigation
- custom components, used to add specific types of content to site pages, enabling you to develop compound elements that can be embedded within a site page, using any page technology of your choice
By separating site presentation from site content, you ensure that any site created maintains the standards and branding of your organization, and you free content creators to focus on content, making development and site creation more efficient and effective.
Here is an example of a simple template a content creator can use when adding content to a site. Note the generic placeholders layed out on the page:
Here is an example of what a site built using a simple template could look like when previewed after content is added. Note how the placeholders have been customized with specific content and navigation elements:
In addition, site developers create and maintain style sheets, build sites through the web interface or using the OCE Toolkit, and configure integrations between Oracle Content and Experience and other services. And, like any other employee, they also collaborate with others by sharing content, starting or participating in conversations, or using the desktop or mobile apps.
Developers must be assigned the standard user or enterprise user role to be able to use Oracle Content and Experience. Developers with the standard user role can create components, themes, and standard templates. Developers with the enterprise user role can also create layouts and save a site as a standard or enterprise template.
Beyond site development, Oracle Content and Experience can also be used in a headless environment as a powerful and flexible back-end content management system (CMS) in the cloud.