In this chapter, you've seen how the addition of WCM in SharePoint Server 2007 provides the capability of hosting high-volume content-centric Web sites on the SharePoint platform through the use of publishing sites created via the Publishing feature. Although a publishing site is just another type of SharePoint site, it has additional settings and features to facilitate the creation and management of content-centric sites. The chapter demonstrated the structure of a publishing site in WCM and how you can use the various document libraries and permissions unique to a publishing site to delegate tasks and responsibilities to different teams responsible for managing a content-centric site. Content authors are not limited to creating and editing pages in a browser interface. SharePoint Server 2007 has added the ability to author pages in Word 2007 and InfoPath 2007 and upload them to a publishing site for conversion to HTML pages.
You have also learned the differences between a publishing site and a typical SharePoint Server site. This chapter also demonstrated how you can configure your publishing site to reach a broad audience, targeting multiple devices and languages by using variations. And you learned how to improve the performance of your site by using various cache settings and capabilities.