SBS Widget Pack - Plugin

Version 21


    The SBS Widget Pack plugin is a parent plugin for random helpful Widgets.  It is very similar to the Essential Plugin 4.0.x however, this plugin wil be geared to allow the control/configuration of Widgets and their use across the system.


    Official plugin of Plugins by ryanrutan



    Jive SBS 4.5.x - SBS Widget Pack Plugin 1.0.x

    Jive SBS 5.0.x - SBS Widget Pack Plugin 1.1.x



    Plugin install through Admin Console, with optional configurations in the Admin Console under System > Settings > Configure Widget Pack.  In addition, Change Log and README files are available at <YOUR_SBS_URL>/plugins/sbs-widget-pack-plugin/changelog.html AND <YOUR_SBS_URL>/plugins/sbs-widget-pack-plugin/readme.html respectively.



    See the Configuration Screen located in the Admin Console:  System > Settings > Configure Widget Pack

    For the users who want to configure some of the specific behaviors, the following properties are available for Administrators.

    You may find the Admin Essentials Plugin helpful in setting Container specific properties.


    SBS Widget Pack - Feature Roadmap

    If interested, please suggest features and suggestions, but please note that this is a less than 5% of my time effort, so please be patient.


    Copyright and License

    Copyright 2011 Ryan Rutan under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License

    Special Thanks

    • Sid Lee
      Sid Lee is a company that develops brand experiences by creating products, services and spaces, and markets them through advertising, experiential marketing, branded content and interactive communications. To embed brands, products, spaces and services with more meaning and more resonance, we have assembled one of the most diverse creative teams in the world. Professionals from a vast array of disciplines:architecture, advertising, digital marketing, design, content, etc. work without barriers between the numerous crafts. Commercial creativity is how we describe this novel approach, which is both integrated and multi-disciplinary.  Our 400 artisans work globally for top-tier clients from our Montreal, Amsterdam, Paris and Toronto ateliers. 

      Sid Lee received the title of Agency of the year 2010, awarded by Marketing Magazine.

    • National Instruments

      National Instruments Corporation is a supplier of measurement and automation products that engineers and scientists use in a range of industries. These industries comprise a large and diverse market for design, control and test applications. The Company provides flexible application software and modular, multi-function hardware that users combine with computers, networks and third-party devices to create measurement, automation and embedded systems, which the Company also refers to as virtual instruments.




    Content Summary Widget (since 1.0.0)

    The Content Summary Widget is used to create a simple slice/dice interface on Container dashboard.  Notably, the Widget allows the Users to create CSS styles and Previews UIs by leveraging content tagging and standard HTML regions.


    Some of the more notable features:

    • Widget Enabled/Disabled Configuration (System Admin)
    • Widget Edit-Time Configuration (Container Admin)  
      • Custom Widget Title (String)
      • Custom Inline CSS Definition (String [CSS Code], i.e. ".content-summary-state-bad {}" ... )
      • Tag Selector - Defines the Tag used to identify the master set of content to display (String [tag name], i.e. "product")
      • Tag Filters - Defines the additional filters used to provide a filtering interface (String [comma-delimited tag names], i.e. "good,bad,ugly")  
        • Combines with Custom Inline CSS (see above) to provide style representations per Filter
      • Number of Results - Defines the max number of result to display in the Widget (Number, i.e. 10)
      • Allow Rich Comments - When enabled, the raw HTML (i.e. bolding, hyperlinks, etc...) is used for the Comment.  When disabled, only parsed text is used. (since 1.0.1)
      • Widget Run-Time Features  
        • Text-Based Sub-Search
        • Tag Filter Sub-Search
        • Sort By Subject (ASC + DESC) and Last Modified (ASC + DESC)
        • Title link directly to Document
        • Comment - Pulled dynamically from 1st found <pre> block in document body content, suggested use of the Quote block highlighting.



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      Categorized Projects Widget (since 1.0.1)

      The Categorized Projects Widget is meant to provide an interactive alternative to the OOTB Projects Widget in SBS for.  The widget allows container admins to create arbitrary "Labels" on a per container basis (not to be confused with content categories from Jive) and then group projects under those Labels. For Spaces and Social Groups ONLY


      Some of the more notable features:

      • Widget Enabled/Disabled Configuration (System Admin)
      • Widget Edit-Time Configuration (Container Admin)
        • Custom Title
        • Default Category - Used to determine which sub-set is displayed onLoad.  Leave blank to show all (default)
        • Show Archived Projects - (Yes/No default)
        • Sort by Last Modified - (Yes / No default) otherwise, sort by Project Name
        • Number of Results - (Number, default 10)
        • Choose Source Container for Projects Displayed (default is Current Container, standard container selection control)
      • Widget Run-Time Features (see below)
        • Free-Text Search for Projects (added in
        • Result Pagination (added in
        • Sort by: Modification Date, Creation Date, and Alphabetically (added in
        • Show Archived Projects - (Yes/No, only when enabled during Edit-Time Configuration) (added in
        • Project Status Filter - (Complete / On Track / At Risk / Critical)
        • Category Filter - (All Projects + Container Admin defined categories)
        • Shows Project Header Information - Name, Status, Target Date, and Status Message
      • Container Admin Configuration Action (see below)  
        • Manage Container Categories
        • Assign Category to Projects



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      Upcoming Tasks Widget (since 1.0.2)

      This widget displays an aggregate of all Active Projects Incomplete Tasks.

      Some of the more notable features:

      • Widget Enabled/Disabled Configuration (System Admin)
      • Widget Edit-Time Configuration (Container Admin)
        • Custom Widget Title (String)
        • Number of Days - The number of days to look forward
        • Choose Layout:  Standard List or Group By Date
        • Choose Source Container for Tasks Displayed (default is Current Container, standard container selection control)
      • Widget Run-Time Features  
        • Display Task Information  
          • Title, Owner, and Due Date
          • Toggle Display for Task Notes
        • Displays Tasks by Due Date (Ascending)  
          • Overdue Tasks are styled to indicate their overdue status
        • Unassigned Tasks are styled to indicate that they do not have an owner  
          • Action to Take/Claim Task provided in-context



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      Known Issues

      None reported as of 02/08/2011