Widget and Tile Comparison Grid for Jive Cloud (2015.2)

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    While working with a customer recently on their upgrade planning to Jive 8, they asked if we had a document comparing the existing widgets and tiles side by side.  I ended up creating a grid for them.  Then looking at the numbers of customers on Cloud I updated the list for Cloud (specifically 2015.2).  I've shared it here in the hopes that this might be useful to other customers as you start creating mobile browser optimized places with tiles.  My thinking is it can help you evaluate which of your existing places are ready to move to tiles (and be responsive) and which ones may need to wait a bit because of more complex needs.

     

    The official source documentation I referenced is:

     

    Widget NameWidget DescriptionConfigurationTile NameTile DescriptionConfiguration
    Answered Questions (Content)Shows questions that have had a reply marked as the Correct Answer.Title, # items, Order, Source placeAnswered Questions (Content)Shows questions that have had a reply marked as the Correct Answer. (Place pages only)Title, Sort
    Ask place name(Content)Allows a user to ask a question while type-ahead search tries to answer it with a link to content in the place. If search does not find a match, it prompts the user to ask the question by creating a new discussion in the place.Title, Button text, Search source place, #items, content type searched, place questions posted toAsk a Question (Content)Find a previously asked or answered question, or ask a new one. (News page and Place pages)No config
    Event Calendar (Content)Displays upcoming events for the space or group in a calendar format. Note that you must have the Events module to see and use this widget.Title, show sub-pace, source place
    Event ViewDisplays a specific event from any place. The event ID is located in the URL for the event, for example, "http://yourcommunity/version/events/1000". In this case, the ID is 1000. Note that you must have the Events module to see and use this widgetTitle, Event ID, Hide borderKey Dates (Other)Show selected dates (up to 10) for your team, content added manually. (does not connect to Events module) (News page and Place pages)Date titles, url, description, location
    Featured Content (Content)Shows the featured content (place owners can designate content items to feature).Title, Content type, Source placeFeatured Content (Content)Shows content marked "Featured" by place admin. (Place pages only)No config
    Featured Video (Content)Shows a featured video. Note that you must have the Video module to see and use this widget.TitleFeatured Video (Other)Display a video from your community. (News page and Places pages)No config
    Featured Video (Content)Shows a manually selected video from an external, non-community source. (All pages)Title, url, description, action link
    Latest Poll (Content)Shows the most recent poll created in the current place.Title
    Popular Content (Content)Shows the most liked content. Can be customized to show any combination of recent discussions, documents, polls, and/or blog posts from the current place.Title, #items, Content typesPopular Content (Content)Shows content that's getting views and likes. (Place pages)No config
    Popular Tags (Content)Shows the most commonly used tags in the current place.Title, #items, show sub-space, sort, content types, source place
    Popular Videos (Content)Shows the most liked videos. Note that you must have the Video module to see and use this widget.Title, #items, thumbnail, Source place
    Recent Activity (Content)Displays a list of the most recent activity to show what people are doing.Title, #items, source placeno equivalent tile but Activity Page in places automatically shows this
    Recent Blog Posts (Content)Shows the first 200 characters of a specific user's blog posts, plus images from the blog.Title, #items, full articleLatest Blog Posts (Content)Shows the newest blog posts in your community. (News page and Your View page)No config
    Recent Content (Content)Can be customized to show any combination of recent discussions, documents, polls, blog posts, and/or bookmarks from the current place.Title, #items, content types, source place
    Recent Ideas (Content)Displays the place's recent ideas. Note that you must have the Ideation module to see and use this widget.Title, #items, source place
    Recent Videos (Content)Displays the place's recent videos. Note that you must have the Video module to see and use this widget.Title, #items, thumbnail, source place
    Search (Content)Allows user to search a place. Note that you can point this widget to any other place in the community, not just its containing space. For example, your Human Resources space could search the Wellness group from this widget.Title, #items, place to search
    Tagged Event (Content)Displays the most recent event that uses a specific tag that you define. Note that you must have the Events module to see and use this widget.Title, source place, tag, border
    Tasks (Content)Displays the upcoming tasks in this project. (Project place type only)Action Items (Content)Track the content that has been Marked for Action. (Place pages)No config
    Top Ideas (Content)Shows the top ideas in the community.  Note that you must have the Ideation module to see and use this widget.Title, #items, source place
    Trending Content (Content)Shows content that's attracting views and interactions. (News page and Your View page)No config
    Top Liked Content (Content)Shows the content with the most likes in the current place.Title, #items, date range, content types, show sub-space, source place
    Top rated Content (Content)Shows the content with the highest rating in the current place.Title, #items, date range, content types, show sub-space, source place
    Unanswered Questions (Content)Shows discussions in the current place that have been marked as a question, but have not yet been marked Answered (assumed or correct).Title, #items, sort, source placeUnanswered Questions (Content)Relies on discussions marked as questions that do not yet have a reply marked as Answered. (Place pages)Title, sort
    Upcoming Events (Content)On the Home page, displays all visible upcoming events in the system. For all other places, displays the upcoming events for the place. Note that you must have the Events module to see and use this widget.Title, #items,show sub-space, source placeUpcoming Events (Other)Events creating in your place will automatically be added to this tile.  Note that you must have the Events module to see and use this widget. (Place pages)No config
    View Blogs (Content)Shows blog post titles only, a 200-character excerpt, or the full content of blog posts in a specified place.Title, display mode, #items, source place
    View Document (Content)Displays a document you select.Title, Doc source, header / borderDocument Viewer (Content)Displays a document inside a tile. (all pages)Title, Doc source, suppress, action link
    Watch a tag (Content)Shows community content that is tagged with the tag(s) that you specify when setting up this widget. This widget is keyed to the official Tag(s) of content; in other words, this widget does not show content with inline #hashtags or @mention text in the body of the content.Title, tag(s), #items, source place, content typesTagged Content (Content)Displays content that matches specific tags. (News page and Place pages)tag(s)
    Content Sets (Content)Shows community content inside a tile in up to 5 collabsilbe "sets", in a browse sequence you design. (Place pages)Title, Sets (title, description, content)
    Expandable Sections (Content)Shows links to community content under up to 5 collapsible headings. (Your View page and Place pages)Title, Sections (title, description, content)
    Finalized Content (Content)Shows content that has been marked "Final." (Place pages)No config
    Frequently Viewed (Content)Shows, based on an algorithm, the people, places, and content you visit most. (Your View page)Title, display
    Helpful Links (Content)Build a list of up to 10 key items for quick reference. Links can be internal to your community or external URLs. (News page and Place pages)Title, Links (title, url, icon), action link
    Image Gallery (Content)Create a slideshow of up to 20 images with captions. (News page and Place pages)Title, images, captions, display action link
    Recent Decisions (Content)Shows the most recent items that were marked "Decision." (Place pages)No Config
    Recently Viewed (Content)Shows, based on an algorithm, the people, places, and content you viewed recently. (Your View page)Title, display
    Featured Places (Places)Shows a list of community places that you designate.Title, places, descriptionKey Content and Places (Places)Displays a list of content and places that you can edit and manage yourself. (News page and Place pages)Title, place, action link
    Groups (Places)Shows similar groups to the current group (based on place admin selected tag) and their recent activity.Title, tag(s), #itemsSimilar Places (Places)Shows places with the same tags. (News and Place pages)tag(s)
    Places (Places)Shows all the places around the community in a list view sorted by place type (Home page only)Titlecould use Helpful Links or Document Viewer as a workaround manually
    Projects (Places)Shows the place's associated projects.Title, #itemscould use Helpful Links or Document Viewer as a workaround manually
    Related Groups (Places)Shows a list of groups similar to the current group (based on algorithm).Title, #itemscould use Helpful Links or Document Viewer as a workaround manually
    Related Projects (Places)Shows a list of groups similar to the current group (based on algorithm). (in project place type only)Title, #itemscould use Helpful Links or Document Viewer as a workaround manually
    Space Grid (Places)Shows the sub-spaces of the current space in a grid view.Title, #items, show content counts, space domaincould use Document Viewer as a workaround manually
    Space TreeShows the sub-spaces of the current space in a tree view.Title, #items, show content counts, space domain
    SpacesShows the sub-spaces of the current space in a list view.Title, sub-spacescould use Helpful Links or Document Viewer as a workaround manually
    Featured user (People)Displays the selected user's profile image and basic information with an optional description.Title, description, follow-button, userFeatured PeopleBuild a list of important people for your place. (News page and Place pages)Title, users, action link
    Members (People)Shows the people who have joined the project. (project place type only)Title, #items
    Newest Members (People)Shows the people who most recently joined the community. (home page only)Title, #items
    Recently Joined (People)Shows the people who most recently joined the group.title, #items
    Top Participants (People)Show the people who created or replied to the most activity. (Note that a user's status points displayed in this widget refer to points earned in the given place only.)  This shows up when Advanced Gamification module is NOT installed.Top Participants (People)Populated when activity happens in the place. Note that this tile uses the same information as the status levels in your community. (Place pages)No config
    Trending People (People)Displays, based on an algorithm, the avatars of people trending in the community. (News page only)No config
    Actions (Other)Displays the Action links through which people can create content for a place.Titlecould use Document Viewer as a workaround manually
    Categories (Other)Displays the administrator-defined categories for a place.Titlecould use Helpful Links or Document Viewer as a workaround manually
    Checkpoints (Other)Shows project milestones. (project place type only)Title, milestone
    Formatted text (Other)Displays your text with formatting, links, and images.Title, text, bordersuse document viewer as equivalent
    Group Overview (Other)Displays an image, owner, tags(s) and description for the group.Titlecould use Document Viewer as a workaround manually
    HTML (Other)Renders your HTML with JavaScript or even CSS. You can add custom buttons to this widget using the <button> class.Title, html, borderHTML (Create new tile)Renders your html in a responsive web fashion.  Note:  Your Jive administrator must enable the free add-on before the widget will show up for you in your places.html, file management, height, mobile friendly
    Image Navigation (Other)Displays a clickable menu of images and captions linked to locations you select.Title, bordercould use Document Viewer as a workaround manually
    Project Calendar (Other)Shows checkpoints and tasks due in coming weeks. (project place only)Title, checkpoints
    Project Overview (Other)Shows the project's graphic, owner, and creation date. (project place only)Titlecould use Document Viewer as a workaround manually
    Project Status (Other)Shows an owner-determined status for a project.Title, statusGauge (Other)Show any kind of status on a gauge. (Place pages)Status, range, message
    Quick Tips (Other)Displays a random quick tip about using the community. (Homepage only)Title
    RSS Subscription (Other)Displays results of a feed from another part of the community or from another web site.Title, url, username / password, #items, display, border
    Slideshow Carousel (Other)Embeds rich images and news content into a carousel widget.Title, auto-play, borderCarousel (Other)Link a rotating image carousel to key destinations. (News page and Place pages)Title, Slides (image, title, url, description), display
    Space Overview (Other)Shows the space's graphic, description, tags, and creation date.Titlecould use Document Viewer as a workaround manually

     

    I was very black and white in my comparison.  Keep in mind though that as Jive expands the tiles in the catalog, there are workarounds in the meantime for many of the widgets to make them tiles.  I listed them out where applicable.

     

    Please feel free to copy this and use it internally with your project teams.  If you have suggestions about how to make this document more useful please let me know.  Thx!

     

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