How to configure widgets for Communities and profiles

CAT Features

Problem Description

Problem 1: Add a new widget in Communities so that a user can choose it by customizing their community.

Problem 2: Place a new widget in the Profiles page.

Solution with Websphere Commandline Interface

Search the HCL Connections documentation for the steps to solve your problem.

  1. Start the wsadmin commandline interface as administrator.   ATTENTION: All commands for the commandline interface are case sensitive!
  2. Activate the relevant Jython script.
  3. Check out the relevant HCL Connections configuration XML file.
  4. Open the HCL Connections configuration XML file and edit the parameters. ATTENTION: Make sure you don’t accidentally violate the XML schema, e.g. by forgetting to close a tag or a quotation mark.
  5. Check in the configuration file again.

Solution with Connections Administration Toolkit (CAT)

Navigate to Administration – General, subsection Widgets.

Use the “Add Widget” button. For a Communities-Widget, select Type “Communities”, for a Profiles-Widget select Type “Profiles”. Then fill in the widget definition parameters the widget needs.

Problem 2: To add a Profiles-Widget to the Profiles view, add a location for the widget in “Location”:

After editing the parameters, a confirmation popup summarizes the changes and allows you to enter a comment. All changes, comments, and who made them, are logged by the CAT application.

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