IBM Web Content Manager (WCM) authoring processes can be integrated with social facilities offered by IBM Connections, in order to make the authoring process more effective. WCM authoring tools are increasingly central to the management of the websites produced by WebSphere Portal - managed pages is based on WCM - and so social integration of the WCM authoring process is an important part of a social portal.
In this section, we consider two main patterns as summarized below and action a workflow action request:
1. Publishing content to from WCM to IBM Connections using Social Media Publisher
In the first pattern, we use the Social Media Publisher
to publish short article summaries to Connections, with a link back to the WCM content. This tool can also be used to publish to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn but we do not cover those cases in this guide.
2. Sending a WCM Workflow Notification to Connections Activity Streams
In the second pattern, we demonstrate how to use a WCM custom workflow action to post an approval notification to nominated content approvers Connections Activity Streams.
3. Action a Workflow Action Request via an Embedded Experience Open Social Gadget
In this sub-section, we discuss how to extend publishing workflow notifications to the a user's activity stream with the use of OpenSocial Gadgets.