Adding apps to your Home page

Add apps to the activity stream and My Page views so that you can see updates from IBM® Connections version 5.5 and other sources, and bring extra functionality to your Home page.

Before you begin

To add an app to the Home page, your organization must have a subscription to the corresponding Connections version 5.5 app. You can also add third-party apps if your administrator has enabled use of them. The content palette lists all the apps that the administrator has made available for your deployment.

About this task

The first time you use the Home page, a number of default apps display in the activity stream and My Page views. You can extend the information displayed in each view by adding extra apps 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 app. Or, if you want to keep track of what the people in your network are doing, you might want to add the My Network app.

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


To add an app, complete the following steps.

  1. From the Community Overview page, select Community Actions > Add Apps to open the content palette
    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 an app type from the menu sidebar, and then click the app to add it.
  3. Close the content palette.

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