Version 8

    There are now several different ways you can extend the Jive UI with your own custom HTML content:

     

    • an HTML Tile is a great way to quickly get HTML content into a tile for your group or project
    • a Custom View Tile is a powerful solution for getting HTML content into a tile, along with JavaScript and access to the Jive REST API
    • an HTML Widget is a great way to get HTML content onto an Overview page for your space, group, or project

     

    So which solution is right for you? This depends on many factors, including what version of Jive software you are running, where you want the content to reside, what kinds of things you want to do with your content, and other details. The flow chart below gives you a quick idea of which tile could work best for you:

    custom-html-options.png

    There are several more details you'll need to understand when choosing a solution. For example, there are two distinct flavors of the Custom View Tile. To understand more details about the differences between these solutions, refer to the table below.

     

    HTML Tile
    Jive-hosted Custom View Tile
    (no integration service necessary)
    Self-hosted Custom View Tile
    (requires an integration service)
    HTML Widget
    What is it?A Jive-hosted tile that requires no coding... other than dropping in your custom HTMLA Jive-hosted tile that can be styled and coded the way you chooseA tile that can be styled and coded the way you choose; served from your own integration serverA custom widget for use on the Overview page of a space, group, or project.
    Documentation?Adding an HTML Tile to a PageCreating Custom View Tiles | Jive CommunityCreating Custom View Tiles | Jive Community
    GENERAL TOPICS
    Availability?

    Cloud Release (version 2015.2)

    Jive 9.0 +

    Cloud Release (version 8c5);
    Hosted version 8.0 or later
    Cloud Release (version 8c5);
    Hosted version 8.0 or later
    Cloud Release;
    Hosted version 4.0 or later
    When to use?Great for quick and simple HTML content in a tileGood if you want more features and flexibility than an HTML tile, like access to the V3 API; also a good way to reuse the same tile on multiple pagesGood if you want the features and flexibility of a Jive-hosted Custom View Tile, but also the ability to push content from your own integration serverGood for getting content on the overview page; however, we suggest you produce new content with one of the tile-based options since that is where we are focusing our new platform features
    Reusable?No; you must manually copy the HTML content to create multiple tile instancesYes; you can place instances of the same tile in multiple locationsYes; you can place instances of the same tile in multiple locationsNo; you must manually copy the HTML content to create multiple widget instances
    Who can set it up?Group or project adminsCommunity administratorsCommunity administrators; requires middleware hosting operationsSpace or system admins
    How do you create one?When you manage/edit a Jive pageBy bundling it into an add-on packageBy bundling it into an add-on packageWhen you customize an Overview page
    CODE-RELATED FEATURES
    Accepts HTML?YesYesYesYes
    Can use iframes?Yes; but child frame has to declare itself loadable from any origin*
    Yes; but child frame has to declare itself loadable from any origin*Yes; but child frame has to declare itself loadable from any origin*Only if you are a system administrator of the community — and the child iframe has to declare itself loadable from any origin*
    Accepts images?YesYesYesYes
    JavaScript support?

    Only if you are a system administrator of the community or provisioned for limited JavaScript use by the Administrator.

    See: HTML Tile changes in 2016.1

    YesYesOnly if you are a space administrator or a system administrator
    CSS support?YesYesYesYes but only space administrators and system administrator can use the <style> or <link> tags
    Access to user session?NoYes; like a Jive appYes; like a Jive appYes; full session access
    Access to the V3 JIVE API?NoYesYesYes
    MIDDLEWARE REQUIREMENTS/FEATURES
    Can be run without an integration service?YesYesNo; requires an integration serviceYes
    Can run code in the background?NoNoYes (from your own integration service)No
    Can you push updates?NoNoYes (from your own integration service)No
    Can content be rendered dynamically?YesYesYesYes
    JIVE PAGE SUPPORT
    Limit per page?None
    2**2**None
    Supported on a place activity page?YesYesYesNo
    Supported on a custom page in a place?YesYesYesNo
    Supported on a News page?YesYesYesNo
    Supported on the Your View page?YesYesYesNo
    Supports a mobile-friendly version?YesYesYesNo
    Supported on the Overview page of a place?NoNoNoYes

     

     

    * For security reasons, if you have an iframe inside your tile or widget, the child iframe has to declare itself loadable from any origin. The X-Frame-Options header should NOT be present, or it must explicitly permit the Jive domain (using ALLOW-FROM). Refer to The X-Frame-Options response header - HTTP | MDN for more information about this header.

     

    ** You can change the 2-tile limit for Custom View tiles from the properties page within the Admin Console ("jive.tilepage.custom_view.max"). Keep in mind that this limitation is in place to ensure good page load time performance.