This section walks through the content creation and publication process, including publication to IBM Connections. It assumes that the steps described in the previous 4 sections have been carried out.
In the scenario described in those previous ones, we created a Social Media Publisher configuration for the Events authoring template, and added publication to the Content Template Catalog (CTC) workflow so that a message is posted to Heather Reeds' wall when the content item is published in WCM. Options existed for publishing in other ways, too.
Creating an event via WCM in-line editing
Follow these steps to create an event via WCM in-line editing:
1. To begin with, navigate to the CTC Demo page in Portal and select Program -> Development track
2. Click Edit Mode
in the toolbar at the top of the page, and in-line edit tools become available.
3. To create a new event, select the Create New Development Track Item
at the top of the content section of the page and enter a new event title as "IBM Connections Demo", as shown below.
4. Click Create
. We are presented with a new event that we can edit directly in the portal page, as shown below. The new Portal 188.8.131.52 and CTC4 in-line editing tools allow us to modify the event content without entering the WCM authoring environment.
We use these tools to fill in the event details, remembering that our Social Network Configuration document specifies that the Summary, Location and Start Date will appear in the posted message. This view does not, however, allow us to see the social network configuration for the content item.
5. Hover the mouse over the article, additional options are presented in a call-out to view the full article in WCM edit mode:
Selecting the options Open Read Form
or Open Edit Form
allows the user to see the Social Network Information section of the authoring template. At this time, no post has been published so the information available is relatively sparse.
Publishing the content item and see the results in Connections
By default, the content item will be saved in a draft state and a content approver would be required to approve the content. However in this case, as we have appropriate rights, we can save and publish the content item as shown in the image below.
The resulting post in Connections is shown below.
The Social Network Information panel tracks comments and likes on the status message, which can be tracked directly within WCM as shown below.