Web Publisher

Plugin name: std_web_publisher

The standard Web Publisher plugin allows a subset of information to be published as a publicly accessible web site. Multiple publications can be created from a single application.



The context object is available in all rendering functions, and is used to pass around information that may be helpful for rendering the full page.

Example values that can be set in the context object:

object The StoreObject for which this is the public page
pageTitle The title of the page being rendered
hint An object containing implementation-specific ‘hints’ for rendering options for this page. eg. isHomePage, objectKind, etc

Example usage:

    function(E, context, object) {
        // This may be used by the layout for rendering fruit related page parts
        context.hint.objectKind = "fruit";
        E.render(view, "fruit");

Page parts

A page part defines a block of UI to be used in one or more places in a publication. They can be flexibly re-used between publications, or pages within a publication, defining common functionality.


A widget is a piece of interactive functionality that can be used within a page or page part, they can be used to provide an set of methods to the publication for a specific purpose, or to provide a common piece of complex functionality. Widgets are defined by the web publisher whereas more specific sets of common functionality such as page parts are implemented by a publication.

E.g. The Search widget is used to provide the complex functionality of free text searching in the application and the sorting, paging, and rendering of the results. This is all encapsulated in a widget that can also handle the rendering of the search form. This ensures that searching is consistent and efficient across all publications.