Customizing Connections 4 Wikis Default (Welcome) Page

· by Christoph Stoettner · Read in about 1 min · (135 words)

The Default Page of Wikis shows some content for our users to offer them better work experience, but in some companies it would be good to change this text or use only one language. Content of this welcome page is set in the default language of the user who creates the wiki.

I found the properties File for this text area in {WAS_Root}/profiles/AppSrv01/installedApps/{cellname}/Wikis.ear When you unzip the file, you get the path com/ibm/lconn/share/services/handlers/wiki/nls/ and there the properties-files for wikis (

To change the values for english, you create a file named in {Connections Shared Directory}/customization/strings/

Here you define:

WELCOME_MESSAGE_HTML=Your Default Wiki Welcome Text
WELCOME_MESSAGE_COMMUNITY_HTML=Your Default Community Wiki Welcome Text

The string can contain html markup.

If you want to change this in additional languages, you have to prepare files with following name:{LanguageCode}.properties