Your presentation components can then use the additional data that is provided by your custom authoring templates to control the rendering behavior for the lists. For example, you can add an option to have the page editor control whether the paging component for the social list is rendered or not. Social rendering can render content items that are created by such an extended authoring template in the same way as the default social lists do.
If you create a custom authoring template, make sure that it contains all the elements that are recognized by the ListRenderingContext
rendering plug-in. This way you ensure that the social objects resource collection can establish the appropriate query context when retrieving data from the remote IBM
Connections server. To create a custom authoring template, proceed by the following steps:
Parent topic: Customizing social lists for portal site visitors
- Copy the Social List Definition authoring template.
- Keep all elements that the template already contains.
- Add new elements as required.
- Optional: You can also change the default for the existing elements or modify the authoring template user interface for those elements.