Creating powerful Site threaded discussions with Oracle Content Management Conversations API

Creating powerful Site threaded discussions with Oracle Content Management Conversations API

The number one request when creating a blogging platform or portal on-top of Oracle Content Management is the ability to enable Community Comments against article posts - unfortunately there are no official components that Oracle supply to handle this today.

With that said OCM has a powerful Conversation Tool now built in (Previously known as Oracle Social Network & Ontrack prior that).

Oracle Content Management Conversations

The OOTB interface doesn't look very special but the capabilities of the Conversation API make it very powerful for creating a headless threaded discussion for sites.

Features you can enable when writing a threaded discussion using the API:

  • Conversation Thread Creation
    Enables you to create public or closed off private member conversation groups/huddles
  • Associate & Upload documents to a thread
    Allow users to add documents, images to a comment in the thread
  • Parent Child Message hierarchy
    Enable multilevel replies to comments
  • Flag a comment
    Allows a user to flag a comment to an admin
  • Hashtag Support
    Allows users to assign hashtags against comments that are searchable
  • User Tagging @user
    Highlight a conversation to a user
  • Conversation reference
    Add a reference to another conversation
  • Likes
    Allow users to like a conversation or comment
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There is one limitation with this.
- all users who can comment will have to have an IDCS account associated with OCM.

If you do use the Conversation API - please connect; I'd love to see what you build and feel free to ping me on any questions.


Coming soon in a future blog post

  • Headless OCM Conversation Threaded discussion Sample webcomponent.
  • Toxicity classifier with Machine Learning to analyse comments and autoflag to admins