You integrate Communities by associating a set of portal pages with a community. These types of portal pages are called Community Pages. By associating a set of portal pages with a community in Connections, all of the Connections portlets on those pages will automatically render their content within the context of that Community. One or more communities can be integrated into your portal site. You can associate different sets of pages in your portal site with the appropriate community. The community can be public, moderated or private.
Before you add portlets to a community page, make sure that the corresponding widget exists in the community. For example, before you add a Blogs portlet to a community page, make sure the IBM
® Connections community contains a blog. If not, add the Blogs widget to the IBM
Connections community using the browser interface.
Ideation blogs are not supported for community pages. If your IBM Connections community contains an Ideation blog widget, it will not display if the Blogs portlet is deployed on a community page.
Some of the ways the portlets on a Portal community page interact with an IBM
Connections community include:
- Clicking on a profile user name or photo in a Profiles summary portlet displays profile detail in the target portlet.
- Clicking on a View all link in a Profiles summary portlet displays a list of community members in the target portlet. Note that this link only works if there is a Profiles detail portlet on the page.
- Clicking the View all link in a Blogs summary portlet displays all entries in a community blog in the Blogs detail portlet on a community page.
- Clicking on the entry in a Blogs summary portlet displays the detail of that entry in the Blogs detail portlet on a community page.
- When a user hovers over an entry in a Blogs summary portlet, a pop-up displays, with a link allowing a user to read the entry.
- Clicking Read for an entry in the Blogs summary portlet shows the selected entry details in the Blogs detail portlet.
Follow the steps for configuring and mapping community pages for your version of IBM WebSphere
Parent topic: Optional and recommended configuration