Configure the Recent Posts widget 

Configure the Recent Posts widget to display multiple feeds in a user's profile. The widget can be extended to display additional feeds from IBM Connections applications and external services as required.

Before you begin

To edit configuration files, use the IBM WAS wsadmin client. See Starting the wsadmin client for information about how to start the wsadmin command-line tool.

About this task

The Recent Posts widget that displays on a user's profile page provides an aggregated summary of that user's recent activity in the different IBM Connections applications. The widget also displays the latest updates from content that the profile owner is a member of, such as communities and wikis. The widget only displays updates for content that is publicly accessible.

The Recent Posts widget is automatically configured to provide feeds from all the IBM Connections applications, but you can configure it to display information for only those applications that are included in your deployment.


To configure the Recent Posts widget...

  1. From the dmgr host:

      cd $DMGR_PROFILE/bin
      ./ -jython

      If prompted to specify a service to connect to, type 1 to pick the first node in the list. Most commands can run on any node. If the command writes or reads information to or from a file using a local file path, pick the node where the file is stored.

  • Check out the widget configuration file:

  • Open widgets-config.xml in a text editor, and specify the widget attributes using the information in the following tables. You can find the configuration section for this component under config > widgets > definitions > widgetDef > defId = multiFeedReader > configData.

  • To remove an application feed, comment out or delete the <serviceNameResourceId> and <serviceFeedUrl> attributes.

  • Save your changes and check the widgets-config.xml file back in using the following command:

  • To exit the wsadmin client, type exit at the prompt.

  • Stop and restart the Profiles server.

    Parent topic

    Configure widgets in Profiles

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