What’s New for Oracle WebCenter Portal

Here’s an overview of the new features, enhancements, and changes in Oracle WebCenter Portal.

Release 12c (12.2.1.4.0) — January 2022

Feature Description
New Elasticsearch version The latest Elasticsearch version is 6.8.22.
Configuring Search Query Pattern A new feature is added to configure the search query pattern. See Customizing Search Query Pattern in Administering Oracle WebCenter Portal.

Release 12c (12.2.1.4.0) — October 2021

Feature Description
Elasticsearch cluster The support for Elasticsearch cluster is added. See Setting Up Cluster in Administering Oracle WebCenter Portal.
Content Presenter with Contents Under a Folder enhanced The Content presenter taskflow with Contents Under a Folder option is updated. Added two new fields, Sort Order and Limit Results. See Selecting the Contents of a Folder in Building Portals with Oracle WebCenter Portal.
Ability to increase maximum limit for Content Presenter queries An option is provided to increase the maximum limit for CMIS query and Results of a Query. See Content Presenter Task Flow Parameters in Building Portals with Oracle WebCenter Portal.

Release 12c (12.2.1.4.0) — July 2021

Feature Description
Manually Starting a Fast Crawl An option is added for search to start fast crawl for the documents. It crawls only the metadata fields of all the items that have changed. See Manually Starting a Fast Crawl in Administering Oracle WebCenter Portal.

Release 12c (12.2.1.4.0) — April 2021

Feature Description

New Elasticsearch version

The latest Elasticsearch version is 6.8.13.

Clearing Coherence Cache A new WLST command is provided to clear the coherence cache. See deleteWebCenterPortalCoherenceCache in WebCenter WLST Command Reference.
Separate session timeout option An option has been added to specify a separate session timeout for Public Users and Authenticated Users. See Specifying Session Timeout Settings in Administering Oracle WebCenter Portal.

Release 12c (12.2.1.4.0) — April 2020

Feature Description
Setting Window timeout A new custom attribute wcAdfLastWindowSessionTimeout is added in WebCenter Portal to set the Windows timeout. See Specifying Session Timeout Settings in Administering Oracle WebCenter Portal.
Coherence cache configuration file Both Portal and Content Presenter can use the same Coherence cache configuration file. See Overriding the Default Configuration in Administering Oracle WebCenter Portal.

Release 12c (12.2.1.4.0) — September 2019

Feature Description

Support for Elasticsearch to search portals and content

Oracle WebCenter Portal 12c (12.2.1.4.0) supports Elasticsearch to find your information easily and quickly. You can configure WebCenter Portal to use Elasticsearch to search portals and content such as documents, wikis, blogs, page metadata, discussions, and announcements.

See Managing Search in WebCenter Portal with Elasticsearch in Administering Oracle WebCenter Portal and Searching for Information with Elasticsearch in Using Portals in Oracle WebCenter Portal.

Ability to search for the content of the page components like Content Publisher Text Component, Styled Text component, and HTML Component Use WebCenter Portal to find your information quickly with a global search, narrowing your results using filters and facets and saving your search results. See Searching for Information with Elasticsearch in Using Portals in Oracle WebCenter Portal.
Ability to add Custom facets Oracle WebCenter Portal supports faceted search to refine the search results without running a new search. See Creating Custom Facets in Elasticsearch in Administering Oracle WebCenter Portal.
Ability to save the faceted search After you have performed a search, you can save it so that you can run it again later without having to re-enter the search terms. You can also share the saved search with portals. See Saving Your Search Results in Using Portals in Oracle WebCenter Portal.
Ability to display documents in Content Viewer Content Viewer enables users to view the documents. See Viewing Documents in Content Viewer in Using Portals in Oracle WebCenter Portal.
Polls and Surveys Add Polls to a portal to allow portal members to create, manage, and analyze online polls. See Adding Polls to a Portal in Building Portals with Oracle WebCenter Portal.
An archive file has two security modes An archive file can have High-security mode and Moderate-security mode. The Non-secure mode is removed. See About Securing Archive Files in Administering Oracle WebCenter Portal.
Deprecation of Jive features

Oracle WebCenter Portal has deprecated the support for Jive features (announcements and discussions). If you have upgraded from a prior release to Release 12c (12.2.1.4.0), Jive features remain available in your upgraded instance but Oracle support is not provided for these features. In the next release, Jive features will not be available even in the upgraded instances

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Deprecation of Mosaic and Unicorn built-in page templates

Beginning with Release 12c (12.2.1.4.0), Oracle WebCenter Portal has deprecated the support for the built-in page templates Mosaic and Unicorn. However, if you have upgraded from a prior release, these page templates remain available in your upgraded instance.

Deprecation of Omni Portlet

Oracle WebCenter Portal has deprecated the support for the Omni Portlet.

Deprecation of Pagelets Oracle WebCenter Portal has deprecated the support for the Pagelets.
Deprecation of Integration with Oracle Secure Enterprise Search (SES) Oracle WebCenter Portal has deprecated the support for the Integration with SES. If you have upgraded from a prior release, your upgraded instance might be configured to use Oracle SES. In this case, you must configure WebCenter Portal to use Elasticsearch to index and search objects. See Configuring Elasticsearch in WebCenter Portal.