Installing and configuring IBM Connections portlets
IBM Connections Portlets are ready to use portlets designed to fetch IBM Connections Social data within the context of Portal.
The following IBM Connections portlets are available to use inside portal:
Activities – Collaboration tool for collecting, organizing, sharing, and reusing work related to a project goal.
Blogs – Online journals you can write to deliver timely information with a personal touch.
Bookmarks – Social bookmarking tool that you can use to save, organize, and share Internet and intranet bookmarks.
Tags – Meaningful keywords that you can use to find associated content.
Profiles – A directory of colleagues that you can use to build a network and locate expertise.
Wikis – Repository for sharing and collaborating on pages of interest to your group.
Forums – View and contribute to discussion topics.
Community Overview – View basic community information like the description, tags, and community owners. Perform basic community actions from the portlet.
Blogs Summary – Choose a view to see a snapshot of recent, latest, or featured blog activity
Profiles Summary – View a summary of information about your colleagues.
Forums Summary – View a list of forums that you can access.
Bookmarks Summary – View a list of bookmarks you can access.
By installing and configuring Connections portlets, you may deploy these portlet selectively on portal pages where you want to show connections data for that specific service.
Further using these portlets, Portal pages can be configured to surface a community specific data on a portal page.
These portlets can also be used to search connections content in Portal, when Connections search is configured and user clicks on any connections content.
All summary portlets are read only lightweight portlets to display connections content. By configuring navigation, when a user clicks on any content on summary portlet, the user can be navigated to details portlet or to Connections to perform create and edit functionality.
Downloading IBM Connections Portlet
IBM Connections portlets can be downloaded from IBM Collaboration Solutions Cata-log.
Download the latest available build.
This article is one of several describing how to use community pages and connections portlets:
5.2 Using community pages and connections portlets