Extend the functionality of the Home page application by adding custom widgets. To make the widgets available for use in the Home page, you need to add the widgets from the Administration
tab in the Home page user interface and then enable them for use.
You can add two types of third-party widget to the Home page:
Opened by default
This type of widget displays by default, but can be removed or hidden. It can also be moved to a different location. In the Home page, the My To-Do List widget that displays on the Updates tab is opened by default.Optional
This type of widget is available for users to add to their Home page if they select it from the widget catalog. Optional widgets can be added, removed, hidden, and moved by Home page users.
Any widget can be used as a default or optional widget.
Third-party widgets can be added to the side column on the Updates
tab, and to any column on the Widgets
Configuring Home page widgets
You can add widgets to the Home page widget catalog to meet the needs of your users. Ensure that the widgets that you add to the catalog are from trusted sources.
Enabling Home page widgets
Control whether widgets display on the Home page using settings accessed from the Administration
tab of the Home page.
Disabling Home page widgets
Disable widgets from displaying on the Home page using settings accessed from the Administration
Testing Home page widgets
As administrator, you can test new widgets before they are deployed to your users.
Editing Home page widgets
Use the Home page administration user interface to edit widgets.
Removing Home page widgets
If a third-party widget is no longer used or needed, you can remove it from the widget catalog. You cannot remove IBM Lotus® Connections widgets from the catalog, you can only disable them.
Parent topic: Administering the Home page from the user interface
Integrating web applications into Lotus Connections