Add custom widgets to the Home page 

Extend the functionality of the Home page application by adding custom widgets. To make the widgets available for use in the Home page, you need to add the widgets from the Administration tab in the Home page user interface and then enable them for use.

You can use third-party widgets to bring additional functionality to the Home page application. The widgets must use the iWidget specification, which uses technology based on JavaScriptâ„¢, XML, HTML, and CSS. The widget files are stored on an HTTP server. The widgets can be bundled as EAR applications and deployed on IBM WAS. They can also be hosted in LAMP, .NET, and other environments.

You can add two types of third-party widget to the Home page:

Opened by default


Any widget can be used as a default or optional widget.

Third-party widgets can be added to the side column on the Updates tab, and to any column on the Widgets tab.

Parent topic

Administer the Home page from the user interface

Related concepts
Integrate web applications into IBM Connections