New add-on for displaying and managing announcements in Share

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New add-on for displaying and managing announcements in Share

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I wrote a simple little add-on that others may find useful. It allows administrators to manage announcements in an Announcements folder in the Data Dictionary. Then it displays those announcements on the Alfresco Share login page and in a dashlet.

I wrote a short blog post about it, but if you just want to grab the code and try it out, please do.

Even if you don't need to leverage this kind of functionality, it may be useful as an example of how to leverage some very basic Alfresco Share extension points.

About the Author
Jeff Potts is the founder of Metaversant (, a content solutions consultancy based in Dallas, Texas. Jeff has spent 20 years implementing solutions around content management, document management, workflow and search for clients like Turner Broadcasting, Activision, Sony Pictures, Southwest Airlines, PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, BMC Software, BNSF Railway, and others. He's written two ECM-related books, the most recent of which was CMIS and Apache Chemistry in Action (Manning, 2013) which he co-authored with Florian Mueller and Jay Brown. Jeff runs a popular blog called ECM Architect ( and is a committer on the Apache Chemistry project. Jeff and his team are available to work on your content projects. Contact us by email at info at metaversant dot com.