Adding widgets to your Home page

Add widgets to the activity stream and My Page views so that you can see updates from IBM® Connections and other sources, and bring extra functionality to your Home page.

Before you begin

To add an IBM Connections widget to the Home page, your organization must have a subscription to the corresponding IBM Connections application. You can also add third-party widgets if your administrator has enabled use of them. The content palette lists all the widgets that the administrator has made available for your deployment.

About this task

The first time you use the Home page, a number of default widgets display in the activity stream and My Page views. You can extend the information displayed in each view by adding extra widgets from the content palette. For example, if you are an active blogger and are interested in seeing what other bloggers in your organization are talking about, you might want to add the Blogs widget. Or, if you want to keep track of what the people in your network are doing, you might want to add the My Network widget.

You can add widgets to any of the columns in the My Page view, but you can only add widgets to the side column in the activity stream views. Your widget preferences are automatically saved by the system so that when you next open the Home page, the widget display is the same as when you last used the page.
Note: Your preferences are not saved if you remove all the widgets from a page. When you remove all the widgets, the page is automatically reset to display the default set of widgets the next time that you return.


To add a widget, complete the following steps.

  1. Click Customize.
    Note: If you are in the My Page view, you might need to click the Add Content tab if it is not already displayed.
  2. Select a widget type from the menu sidebar, and then click a widget to add it.
  3. Close the content palette.

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