Now we will see how we can customize the Tag Cloud and Files Portlet to display the specific files which are tagged by a user. On clicking on a specific Tag, Files portlet will display only the files which uses that Tag.
Follow the below steps to customize the Tag Cloud:
1. Go to Content
Tab, Click on Social Content
2. Click on the button Tag Cloud.
Click Add to Page
the changes to add the Tag Cloud portlet to a page. We will see a Tag Cloud portlet as shown below.
3. From the drop down in the right corner, choose Edit Shared Settings
. In the Shared Settings screen, the option Persisted tags only
in Tag display modes and Redirect to tag center
in Action modes is selected by default.
4. Modify the drop down values and choose Transmitted tags only
in Tag display modes and Expose public render parameter
in Action modes.
5. Click OK
. Now we can see that No tags found
message is disappeared in Tag Cloud portlet. After we set this configuration in Tag Cloud portlet, it can communicate with other Social portlets in the page to receive and display the tags, if other portlets have enabled the Tag Selection support. By default, the Tag selection support is disabled in other portlets.
6. In the Files Portlet, click on the portlet and choose Open Edit Form
. In the Edit pop-up window, Select the Enable Tag Selection Support
under the Tag Selection Support section.
7. Click Save and Close.
The page where we added Tag Cloud portlet reloads and we can find that the portlet is now showing all the tags used in the Files Portlet.
8. Click on the tag cmis
. Now, we can find that the Files portlet displays only one file which contains the tag cmis
. The tags are filtered in Files Portlet based on the selection made in Tag Cloud portlet.
9. Again clicking on cmis will show all the tags in the Tag Cloud portlet.
Similarly we can also customize the Files or Blogs portlet to list only certain information. This can be achieved using the Edit form options : Filter by Type of Access
, Filter by Search Term
, Filter by Tags
Customizing Business Card
The Business Card and online status can be integrated in a Social List by using live text microformat. To use the Business card, the page editor must add the portal.livetext.hcard
theme capability to the page. This theme comes along with wp_liveobject_framework
theme module which can be added to the page profile.
To customize the Business card, we need to browse to the IBM Connections library by logging into Portal as an administrator. Navigate to Applications → Web Content Management → IBM Connections → Components → Components → Business Card. You can find a HTML component. By using this component we can customize the social list definitions. This HTML component is referenced by the Comprehensive list appearance option for social objects. The attributes authorObjectID
or the authorEmail
of a social object are used for identifying a user by the Business Card. The HTML Markup of Business Card component is shown in the figure below.
For more information, please refer IBM WebSphere Portal 8 documentation, section Integrating with IBM Connections.
Also, refer the section 5.2.6 Configuring IBM Connections Business Card
This article is one of several describing how to configure the Social Rendering features:
5.1 Social Rendering Features