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:
- 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.
- On the Highlights page, click Customize.
To add an app:
- Select the Apps tab then Add Apps.
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.
To add a widget:
- Select the Widgets tab then Add Widgets.
- Select the widget that you want to add.
- 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.
|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.
|Display RSS or ATOM feeds from external sites within that widget.
|Include links to resources.
|Bookmark Links - Important
|Display links marked as important in the specified Links app.
|Display content from other sites, such as the news section from an external website.
|Include events or campaigns from a specified source community.
|Display the descriptions for communities you want to feature.
|Display files from a specified source.
|Display folder navigation for the specified files source.
|Display forum content from specified sources.
|Use HTML to include elements from an external site.
|Choose a source ideation blog that users can use to contribute and vote for ideas directly from the Highlights page.
|Use the HCL Connections™ proxy to access to HTTP sites.
|Include images or videos from a specified community.
|Personalize to display the logged-in user's communities.
|Personalize to display the logged-in user's files.
|Personalize to display the logged-in user's bookmarks.
|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.
|Add a list of links to the page.
|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.
|Display people who have a birthday today.
|Add a search tool for finding people in Connections.
|Display up to 100 people from Connections.
|Display links to most visited content.
|Allow users to display contents from the Rich Content widget of a specified community.
|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.
|Include a tag cloud for one or more specified communities.
|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