Channels are helpful when content needs to categorized by topic. Especially on portal sites, channels let the visitors access their favourite topics more quickly.
The Portal Manager and the Content Management Server support channels. In the Content Manager, channels can be defined to which the editors can then assign files with the help of the built-in channels version field. In the context of the incremental export, the files and the channel definitions are transmitted to the live server.
On the live server, news feeds can be automatically generated. These feeds can then be delivered by the Portal Manager, for example. Whether a file is to be regarded as a news article can be controlled by an option in the file’s format, i. e. in the editorial system.
For the purpose of personalizing web pages, the live server read permission can be granted to user groups for each file, requiring users to log-in if they wish to read an article.