Get an overview of the FORGE digital experience platform and learn about its main components.*
This article introduces the FORGE product and provides a brief overview of its ecosystem.
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What is FORGE?
FORGE is the Deltatre digital experience platform for creating, organizing, and delivering digital content for sports and entertainment organizations.
FORGE is made up of:
- FORGE Presentation: For producers delivering content into multiple channels (desktop browser, mobile browser, mobile app, etc).
- FORGE Content: For editors creating, organizing, and publishing content.
FORGE Content and FORGE Presentation are decoupled to allow editorial teams to organize the content and presentation tasks independently.
What is FORGE Presentation?
FORGE Presentation – through the FORGE Page Builder and other supporting apps – provides producers with a tool to design the information architecture of the digital content: it maps how the content is organized into its delivery channel (e.g., website or mobile app.)
FORGE Presentation provides three apps to define how to present content:
- Visual Site Manager (legacy): The legacy app for defining the content's presentation.
- Page Builder: The app for defining the content's presentation.
- Vocabulary Tool: The app for authoring and publishing the microcopy.
Visit The Presentation Manager basics section for more information.
What is FORGE Content?
FORGE Content – through FORGE Back-office and other supporting apps – provides producers and editors tools to authoring and publishing content.
FORGE Content addresses two types of content, each through a dedicated app:
- FORGE Back-office: The app for authoring and publishing content other than live blogging.
- LIVE BLOGGING: The app for blogging the live events – like covering a final match.
- Graphic Asset Dashboard (GAD): The app for managing visuals.
Visit The Content Manager basics section for more information.
FORGE Personas explained
At the architectural level, FORGE manages the presentation (with FORGE Page Builder) and content (with FORGE Back-office) fully decoupled from the rendering engines that build the front-end, which is actually shown in the browser (or app) to the end users.
Dedicated API layers work as a bridge toward the front-end:
- FORGE Distribution API, for distributing content
- FORGE Front End API, for distributing the presentation description
The API layers feed the built-in FORGE rendering engine as well as a fully bespoke one. In turn, the rendering engine feeds the delivery channel: browser, app, etc.
Editors use FORGE Back-office to authoring and publishing content inside the presentation that producers, supported by FORGE administrators, design by using the FORGE Page Builder.