Everything You Need to Know About 'Widgets'!


  • Most content on Challenge/WebStorm pages are displayed using various types of units called "Widgets"
    • There are scores of widgets available, and they are used to display both static and dynamic content.
  • The administrator is able to then modify individual pages by adding and deleting widgets, and arrange the layout by simply dragging and dropping widgets.
  • Here is a step by step on how to turn on widget setup mode in Enterprise and Challenge/WebStorm levels.  

Adding Widgets to your Brightidea Page

  • Administrators will see a gear icon appear on the bottom left on all pages.



  • Click on the gear icon, and turn Widget Editor on.
    • Select any of the widgets available in the drop-down under 'Choose Widget,' then click on the '+' button:



  • The widget will then appear on the page.


  • Once added, administrator(s) can drag any widget (by selecting and holding the title bar) to any area within the page.
  • The administrator will see a blue line right before they drop the widget to alert you where the widget will go.  



  • After dropping the widget, end users will immediately be able to see the updated page.



Deleting Widgets

  • To delete any widget, hover over it and select the trash can icon at the top right to remove it from the page.
    • Once deleted, it will be reflected for all users.


Changing Widget Titles

  • On any widget, hover and select the pencil icon to change the title and update text.


  • Administrators can make any updates needed in the title bar.



  • Click on the pencil icon again to save changes.



Hiding Titles in Widgets

  • To hide the title of your widget, hover over and click the middle checkmark icon.
    • If it is a checkmark, the title will show.
    • If it is an empty square, the title will be hidden.



  • Note: When Widget Editor is enabled, administrators will still be able to see the title, but end users will now.



  • Once the title of a widget is hidden, end users and administrators will not see the title when Widget Editor is disabled.

Using Label Edit Mode

  • Please see this article regarding label edit mode to make text changes of your widgets.

Enterprise Widgets vs. Challenge/WebStorm Widgets

  • The widgets on the Challenge/WebStorm level are respective to the activity placed within the confines of that WebStorm.
    • Therefore, if only four people conducted activity with WebStorm A, but not WebStorm B, then those four peoples' activities (idea submissions, comments, votes) show up accordingly within WebStorm A's statistics and widgets. 
    • Enterprise level widgets accounts for all activity of underlying WebStorms' marked Enterprise in their setup.
  • Some widgets exist on both levels (My Stats, Community Stats, Mini Top Contributors, etc.) 

Important Things to Note:

  • Here is a full guide that describes all widgets in both Enterprise & WebStorm
    • Administrators can also search within the Widgets section in the Support Portal Knowledge Base
  • The administrator can achieve custom look-and-feel of widgets, including rounded edges, with a custom CSS design.  
  • The administrator can copy widgets to other WebStorms via Copy WebStorm feature or Create Pipeline/WebStorm.
  • Administrators cannot add widgets to the Setup page or Post Idea pages.
  • If 'Widget Editor' is enabled for an administrator, any end users logged in at the same time will not see the options available for widget mode.
  • Administrators can add Javascript in text/html widgets to add to your WebStorm.  
    • There is an option to disable Javascript in text/html widgets.
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