The portal Tag Center

The Tag Center is a separate portal page. It combines the tag cloud and the tags result list.

Users can get to this page by one of the following ways:
  • By clicking the Tag Center link from the portal menu bar.
  • By selecting the option Browse tags from the page action menu or the portlet menu.
  • By clicking a tag from a custom tag cloud that you placed on a page of your portal.
  • By clicking a tag from an tag widget in a portal or custom resource, for example a portal page, a portlet, a wiki, or a blog.
By default the Tag Center page shows the following two portlets:
  1. The Tag Cloud portlet. Refer to the topic about the tag cloud. Users can select different views in the Tag Cloud:
    • All tags view
    • HCL Connections tags view. The federation view can show Activities, Blogs, Bookmarks, Communities, Files, Forums, Profiles, or Wikis.
    • Others tags view
    • My public tags view
    • Latest tags view
    • My private tags view
  2. The Tag Results portlet. It shows resources that have been tagged with the tags that the users selected from the tag cloud. For example, if a user selects the tag HCL from the tag cloud, the Tag Result List portlet shows resources that have been tagged with the tag HCL. The Tag Result List portlet displays for each resource its name, its optional description, the tags that have been assigned to it, and the average community rating. In the Tag Results portlet users can click icons to choose between a Summary view and a Details view. The Summary view is the default.

    Users can click the shown tags and resources:
    • If the user clicks a tag listed under a resource in the result list, both the tag cloud and the tag results list change to show the information for the newly selected tag just as if the user had selected the tag from the tag cloud:
      • The tag cloud highlights the tag that the user selected from the tag result list and changes to the view from which the user selected the tag in tag the result list.
      • The tag result list shows all resources that have been tagged with the newly selected tag.
      Example: Initially the user selects the tag TAG_1 from the All tags view of the tag cloud. The tag result list shows all resources that have TAG_1 applied. Then the user selects TAG_2 from the Your private tags under one of the resources in the tag result list. As a result, the tag cloud highlights TAG_2 and changes to the My private tags view, and the tag result list shows all resources that have been tagged with TAG_2.
    • If the users clicks a resource, the portal redirects the user to that resource.
The combination of view options selected in both the tag cloud and in the tag result list determine what the tag result list shows. Refer to the following table:
Table 1. How the selected view options of the Tag Cloud and Tag Results portlets determine what the Tag Results list shows
Tag cloud portlet view selected Tag result portlet Tag result portlet
Summary view shows these tags: Details view adds these tags to the view:
All tags view Community tags personal public tags optional HCL Connections tags personal private tags
HCL Connections tags view HCL Connections tags (federated tags) description of the resource
Others’ tags view community tags personal public tags
My public tags view personal public tags description of the resource
Latest tags view community tags personal public tags personal private tags
My private tags view personal private tags description of the resource
Examples:
  • User A views tags in the tag cloud by using the Community view. When user A clicks TAG_3, the Tag Results portlet lists the summary view of all resources that have been tagged with TAG_3. Each resource is listed with all community tags that users applied to it. When user A changes to the details view by clicking Details view icon, all personal public tags that user A has applied to the resource are displayed additionally.
  • User B views tags in the tag cloud by using the Personal View. When user B clicks TAG_4, the Tag Results portlet lists the summary view of all resources that have been tagged with TAG_4. Each resource is listed with all personal public tags that user B has assigned to this resource. When user B changes to the detail view by clicking Details view icon, descriptions of the resources are displayed additionally.
Users can sort the results by resource type, date, resource title, and rating.
Note: Resources given in the Tag Result List portlet might not always show the tag that the user selected from the tag cloud to start the search. This depends on how the resource has been otherwise tagged by users. If other tags have been applied to the resource more often than the tag by which the user searched, then those tags will take precedence among the tags shown for that resource. By default the Tag Result List portlet shows the three most popular tags; you can configure this number for the portlet.

When users are on the Tag Center page, they can select additional tags from the cloud to narrow down their result list. Users can clear tags, either by clicking them in the cloud or by clearing them from the Tag Result List portlet.