IBM Connections and WordPress

As a strong advocate of IBM Connections and a heavy WordPress user (8 sites and counting), I’m really really pleased to see this new integration from the expert folks at AppFusions:

AppFusions logoFeatures include:

  • Post to Connections Activity Stream when a blog post is published
  • Display Connections Community Card as a WordPress widget
  • WordPress gravatar/profile pic replaced by image from Connections profile
  • Show Connections business card on avatar hover
  • Append Connections business card to the end of blog posts

Here’s some screenshots:

Wordpress Conenctions Biz Card

Connections BizCard in WordPress

Wordpress post in Connections actvivity stream

I’m always been really impressed by AppFusions’ work in the past, particularly in relation to integration on the Atlassian Jira/Confluence platforms and with regard to SugarCRM.  

I can’t wait to get this deployed on one of my demo environments and to start demoing it to customers.  Great work!

Stuart McIntyre is a Senior Strategist at Fostering Community Limited. He curates a number of product-focused news sites, is a lapsed podcaster, founded the Social Connections user group and regularly speaks at conferences and events. This blog represents his own slightly-eccentric and usually-controversial opinions!