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Adding apps and widgets to the Highlights page

Community owners can design a Highlights page that includes standard Connections apps as well as widgets that aggregate content for community members.

To add a standard community app or widget:

  1. From the community navigation bar, click Highlights. Your Highlights page will include a collection of widgets that mirror some of the apps already available in your community.
  2. On the Highlights page, click Customize.
  3. To add an app:

    1. Select the Apps tab then Add Apps.
    2. Select the app that you want to add.

      Tip: To add an app from any page in the community (that is, pages besides the Highlights page), click Community Actions and then select Add Apps from the list. For more information, see Adding apps to increase capabilities.

  4. To add a widget:

    1. Select the Widgets tab then Add Widgets.
    2. Select the widget that you want to add.
  5. Repeat steps 2 to 4 until you've added as many as you need or want.


  • Hidden Apps or Hidden Widgets is where any apps or widgets that you remove are stored. For Highlights widgets that you store, any changes that you made to settings are preserved so that the customized widget can be added again later.
  • If you want to reorder the apps and widgets featured on the Highlights page, click Customize and simply drag and drop content around.

Working with widgets

The following table lists the widgets you can add to the Highlights page. For details on configuring each type of widget after it's been added, click the widget name to view documentation for that widget.

Attention: Some of the widgets include options to configure them for personalization, so that the logged-in user will see content relating specifically to them. The personalization options are not currently supported for the Highlights widgets. Additionally, mobile users of the News widgets in the Highlights app cannot create content in the widgets. These include the News, News - Channel, News - List, News - Overview, and News - Slider widgets.

Widget name Description
Activity Stream Include activity stream content from a specified source. Note: If the activity stream is configured to use a Sharebox, users will not be able to enter @mentions in a post.
ATOM/RSS Feed Display RSS or ATOM feeds from external sites within that widget.
Bookmark Links Include links to resources.
Bookmark Links - Important Display links marked as important in the specified Links app.
Clipping Display content from other sites, such as the news section from an external website.
Event Calendar Include events or campaigns from a specified source community.
Featured Communities Display the descriptions for communities you want to feature.
Files List Display files from a specified source.
Folders Display folder navigation for the specified files source.
Forum Viewer Display forum content from specified sources.
HTML Use HTML to include elements from an external site.
Ideation Blog Choose a source ideation blog that users can use to contribute and vote for ideas directly from the Highlights page.
IFrame Use the HCL Connections™ proxy to access to HTTP sites.
Media Gallery Include images or videos from a specified community.
My Communities Personalize to display the logged-in user's communities.
My Files Personalize to display the logged-in user's files.
My Links Personalize to display the logged-in user's bookmarks.
My Notes Display your to-dos and notes for just you to see.Note: The My Notes widget is not available to external users.
My Pinned Files Include links to files pinned in the specified Files app.
My Quicklinks Add a list of links to the page.
News Include content from one or more blogs.
News - Channel Include content from a specified community or blog.
News - List Include links to selected posts from a specified source.
News - Overview Display the description for a news source.
News - Slider Include a slider control that users can use to switch between news sources.
News - Top Display specific news items in a prominent location with extensive display of a single news item.
People Birthday Display people who have a birthday today.
People Finder Add a search tool for finding people in Connections.
People Selector Display up to 100 people from Connections.
Popular Content Display links to most visited content.
Rich Content Allow users to display contents from the Rich Content widget of a specified community.
Saved Search Let users save a custom search and sort results.
Static Content - Blog Display static content, such as overview text, for a specified blog.
Static Content - Wiki Display static content, such as instruction text, for a specified wiki.
Tag Cloud Include a tag cloud for one or more specified communities.
Teaser Display an image from another site, optionally with a caption.

For more information, see the Connections Engagement Center overview on the widgets documentation.

Parent topic: Customizing the Highlights page