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Social rendering feature enables a page editor to display social objects hosted on a remote Connections server inside WebSphere Portal Server using IBM Web Content Manager (WCM). Page editors can easily add social list definitions by using this feature. WCM social rendering capability provides a flexible way to query and render IBM Connections social content. WCM Social rendering is an Out of the Box Portlet which is added as replacement to the IBM Connections "Summary" portlets. This is one of the easiest ways to integrate social content in a Portal web page. This portlet provides an option to keep the user within Portal and view the social content or direct him to IBM Connections native User Interface when required. WCM Social Rendering portlet can either be configured to jump to the Details portlet or to a separate Connections URL (refer Pattern 1). When additional capability is required, for example adding blog entries, discussion threads then WCM social rendering can work in conjunction with either the IBM Connections details portlet or the native IBM Connections User Interface.
By default, the Social rendering feature is disabled in IBM WebSphere Portal. Once the feature is enabled, Portal displays content as below in Edit Mode. Enabling this feature also displays the IBM Connections web content library in WCM. Page Editors can select the Social List definitions which they want to add in their Portal pages in Edit Mode. They can also customize the look and feel of social list definitions using the WCM Personalization component. This is an easy way to configure social portlets in Portal than adding Connections portlets in a page using Administration portlet. It is recommended to use the WCM Social Rendering portlet instead of IBM Connections "Summary" portlets.
This article is one of several describing how to configure the Social Rendering features:
5.1 Social Rendering Features
5.1.1 Configuring AJAX Global Proxy
5.1.2 Configuring Theme Modules for Social Portlets
5.1.3 Setting up Social rendering in WebSphere Portal
5.1.4 Formatting Social List using WCM Personalization Simple List Design
5.1.5 Customize Social List using WCM Personalization Comprehensive List Design
5.1.6 Customize the visual design of Social List
5.1.7 Customizing Tag Cloud portlet and Business Card
5.1.8 Configuring settings for Social Rendering
This topic is part of the Pattern 2 description:
Re: 5.1 Social Rendering Features
Q:- Can is use Social Rendering without the Connecetions Portlets?
Ans:- Yes, but Social Rendering is in general read only. to work with connections data (Create/Update) we need Portlets.
Re: 5.2.3 Configuring IBM Connections Portlets
Q:-where do you specify, which Connections Server is used(WP ConnectionsIntegrationService)?
Can is use Social Rendering without the Connecetions Portlets?
where do you specify, which Connections Server is used(WP ConnectionsIntegrationService)?