Typically, an administrator configures these settings.
To configure these settings, you configure the appropriate properties in the WP Connections Integration Service. You access this service in the
Integrated Solutions Console under the resource environment providers.
These properties define the default settings if no other values are set for individual social lists. Page editors with the appropriate access permissions can override some of these settings for individual social lists.
Configuring the maximum number of items loaded from IBM Connections
You can define a value for the maximum number of social objects that IBM
Connections returns when data for a social list is requested.
Configuring the tags transmission limit
You can configure your social lists to transmit tags to the tag cloud that are associated to the list items. You can limit the number of tag names that are loaded from IBM
Connections. You configure this limit in the WP Connections Integration Service resource environment provider.
Configuring globally how social object data is served
Among other features, social objects have different links that enable users to download the social objects or related data. For example, users can use links to download a file or the profile image of the author. You can globally configure how social object data is served to the users by using a setting in the WP Connections Integration Service.
Configuring globally how social object links are resolved
You can include one or many attributes of social objects in the design component that defines the visual design of your social list. Among other features, social objects have different links that enable users to access the social objects or the community to which the social objects belong. If you plan to add these links to your social list, you can decide how you want the social objects and their home community to be resolved when users click the corresponding links. IBM WebSphere
Portal can either resolve the links in the context of the portal itself, or redirect the user to the IBM
Connections user interface. You can globally configure how links of social objects are resolved for the users by using a setting in the WP Connections Integration Service.
Configuring file type icon mappings
Social rendering provides two types of appearance for the result lists: simple and comprehensive. Both list appearances show file type specific icons when they render list entries that refer to individual files. In this case, the file type is determined based on the file extensions of the individual files. You can configure the set of file types that you want to use in the WP Connections Integration Service resource environment provider. In the context of social lists, a file type is defined by a file type name and a list of file extensions. This list defines the mapping between individual files and your file types. In your social list presentation components, you can then access the file type name for a given file by using the Web Content Manager [AttributeResource attributeName="fileType"]
tag . You can then use the file type name to render the appropriate image, for example, by assigning a corresponding CSS class.