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WCM 3.1 and 3.2 content creation problems

Question asked by qwerty on Sep 30, 2009
Latest reply on Nov 26, 2009 by topherjohnson
Hello all. I've been playing around with Alfresco community and enterprise editions and have come across the same problems on both, but will just refer to the enterprise version here.


I followed the Web Content Management guide from here : and have successfully completed everything up to and including page 17, step numbered 3, "Step One - Web Content Details".


My problems arise when I attempt to do "Step Two - Author Web Content" (at the very bottom of page 17). I enter the name which is fine. But when I enter a value for the body…

"Alfresco is the leading open source alternative for enterprise content management. It is the first company to…"

… and then click "Next", it seems like the body I just entered does not register/validate and I get a yellow error box saying "Please provide a valid value for 'Body'. 'Body' is a required 'String' value."

Further possibly related problem

I couldn't get the above to work so I clicked back and changed the content type to "Plain Text"
on the next screen I enter a value
I proceeed to the summary screen where I can see my content and it is of type "Plain Text"
I click to finish and get another error related to the virtual machine but the content type has changed to "XML"
I click back to go back to where I enterd some content (plain text) but this too has managed to change back to a content type of XML (what I selected on my first failed attempt).


Has anybody else had this problem?
If so have you managed to solve it?
If not do you have any ideas as to what's going wrong here?

Any help would be much appreciated.

P.S. I've tried this on both a Windows and Unix environment.