What's new with CF18 | HCL Digital Experience 9.5

This HCL Digital Experience 9.5 CF18 release includes new WCM REST APIs, updated releases of Content Composer and Digital Asset Management Tech Preview releases, Rich Text Editor and JavaServer Faces bridge updates, and more.

Go to the HCL Software Support Site for the list of software fixes, including CF18. See What's New in CF18 for HCL Digital Experience for a list of updates in this release. Product software can be accessed from the HCL Software Licensing Portal. Go to this Step-By-Step Guide to Downloading DX Products and Accessing Customer Support for more information.

Web Content Manager (WCM) Support Tools

The HCL WCM Support Tools portlet is provided to investigate and analyze information related to the WCM Java Content Repository (JCR) nodes. The WCM Support Tools Portlet is provided in the HCL Digital Experience 9.5 CF18 release, and is accessible from the standard Digital Experience administration panel. See HCL Web Content Manager Support Tools for details.

JavaServer Faces (JSF) Bridge

With the HCL Digital Experience CF18 Container and CF update, an updated JSF Portlet Bridge is introduced and installed in the HCL Digital Experience software. Customers installing HCL Digital Experience 8.5, 9.0, or 9.5 non-container CF18 or Container Update release CF18, and using an IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment version later than 8.5.5.17 or 9.0.5.2 can utilize the new JSF Portlet Bridge. See JavaServer Faces implementation for more information.

Apply Content Template REST API

The Apply Content Template API allows a developer to apply a content template to a set of specific content items or all content items of a certain template. It is equivalent to the functionality in the user interface. See How to set default content values for content templates by using REST for details.

Enhanced Content Template API

The Enhanced Web Content Manager Content Template API adds the ability to retrieve the configuration details of content template elements. See How to retrieve the settings of the elements for content templates by using REST for details.

Rich Text Editor Textbox I/O Updates

Updates are provided for the Textbox I/O Rich Text Editor, requiring use of Java 8. See Rich text editor toolbar configuration options for details.

Sample Guidance to set Storage Class and Volume to deploy HCL Digital Experience 9.5 Containers to Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) and Red Hat OpenShift

Additional guidance for "Sample Storage Class and Volume" is available to HCL Digital Experience 9.5 container administrators. See Sample Storage Class and Volume topic for details.

HCL Content Composer – Tech Preview for HCL Digital Experience 9.5 CF_173 or higher release

Content Composer delivers simplified processes for creating and managing Digital Experience site content.  Users can access a Tech Preview of the Content Composer features in HCL Digital Experience 9.5 Container Update CF_173 and higher releases. See HCL Digital Experience 9.5 Content Composer – Tech Preview for details.

Digital Asset Management – Tech Preview for HCL Digital Experience 9.5 CF_173 or higher release

Digital Asset Management (DAM) delivers a central platform to store and include rich media assets in Digital Experience site content to present engaging, consistently branded experiences across digital channels. Users can access a Tech Preview of the Digital Asset Management features in HCL Digital Experience 9.5 Container Update CF_173 and higher releases. See HCL Digital Experience 9.5 Digital Asset Management – Tech Preview for details.

Updated HCL Digital Experience 9.5 platform support statements

See the updates to the HCL Digital Experience 9.5 detailed system support statements published to the HCL Digital Experience Support site.