Last week i searched a way to send all Connections users an information on important updates, which should be configurable and uses cookies to hide it for a specific time. First i had a look at the Greenhouse Announcement Widget which is used within Greenhouse. Quite nice, but i had problems with IE 9 users and the popup appears on each page you open within Connections. So i tried something other. After some searching i found a script of Ollie Phillips which is originally used to inform users about Cookie usage on the site. Ollie published the cookiesDirective.

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Adding a custom field to IBM Connections Profiles is great documented in “https://www.slideshare.net/palmke/show301-make-your-ibm-connections-deployment-your-own-customize-it-30628456[SHOW301: Make Your IBM® Connections Deployment Your Own: Customize It!]” the Connect 2014 session of Wannes Rams and Klaus Bild. Thanks to them for this great collection of customizing tipps. In my case the bundle name is “stoeps” and the custom field i want to add is “twitterId”. lotusconnections-config.xml <resources> <!-- Custom strings for field labels --> <widgetBundle name="local.stoeps.profiles.strings.uiLabels" prefix="stoeps"/> </resources> local.stoeps.profiles.strings.uilabels.properties # extension property field labels label.stoeps.twitterId=Twitter Id: profiles-types.xml <property> <!-- Custom field for Twitter ID --> <ref>twitterId</ref> <updatability>readwrite</updatability> <hidden>false</hidden> </property> profiles-config.

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I read of a new function in IBM Connections Wiki i missed the last time on twitter today. A new macro to create a table of contents within a wiki page. The activation of this macro is documented here: Wikis configuration properties wikimacros.enabled Specifies whether macros are enabled in Wikis. You can use macros to automate common tasks, such as generating a table of contents in a wiki page. The default value of this parameter is false. To enable macros, set the value to true. When enabled, macros are available from the Macros menu in the editor toolbar.

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I had a problem last week with some customizations via custom.css in IBM Connections 3.0.1.1 CR3. Communities still use the default Layout and colors. I found that defaultTheme.css rewrites some of my custom.css statements. I had to add the content of custom.css to the end of the xxxTheme.css (lazy but it works), that i have a consistent color and layout change. Tests with @import are not working, because @import must be the first statement of a css file and i need to add the custom.css to the end of the xxxTheme.css.

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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 share.services.jar, you get the path com/ibm/lconn/share/services/handlers/wiki/nls/ and there the properties-files for wikis (WikiWelcomePageMessages.properties). To change the values for english, you create a file named com.ibm.lconn.share.services.handlers.wiki.nls.WikiWelcomePageMessages.properties in {Connections Shared Directory}/customization/strings/ Here you define:

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