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Connection portlets can be downloaded from the IBM Lotus and WebSphere Portal Business Solutions Catalog and include...

community pages

Portlets on community pages are automatically scoped to the community membership and display content from the community in the portlets.

For example, if the community contains a forum we can add the forum portlet to a community page. The portal site visitors can view and interact with the forum content from the portal site.

We can automatically create new communities for the pages during the page template instantiation.

Search integration

Visitors can search for a term and see results from both Portal and Connections. Each IBM Connections component has a unique seedlist provider. To configure the portal search to include Connections content, configure a content source for each seedlist. Instructions are provided in the IBM Connections product documentation.

Tag integration

Configure the portal tag cloud to include tags from IBM Connections.

Add the Connections Tags portlet to a page, then wire it to other Connections portlets. Visitors use tags to find community content in blogs, wikis, and more.

Profiles integration

Configure the portal site to show Connections business card information. Names associated with Connections profiles display as active links. Site visitors click the name to see the business card. From the business card visitors can link to communities, blogs, and more for the selected user.

Files integration

Content authors can create links to files stored on Connections. From the rich text editor, in WCM, the author can browse Files. Authors can use WCM markup generation to render the contents of specific Connections folders.

Integration is based on the generic Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS).

Parent: Social business
Community pages
Roadmap: Integrating with Connections

IBM WebSphere Portal Business Solutions Catalog

IBM Connections Portlets for WebSphere Portal

How the Tags portlet interacts with the other Connections portlets