Configuring stages

You can define the stage name and how it appears to people in the community. You can also set which of the available stages should be the default, and which stages allow voting for ideas on which the stage is set.

Fastpath: Admin Console: Ideas > Idea Settings > Manage Stages

Choosing the right background and text color for stage name display can help people in the community more easily scan lists of ideas to find the ideas they're looking for.

For more information about adding stages, see Adding stages for ideas.

To configure a stage:

  1. In the admin console, go to Admin Console: Ideas > Idea Settings > Manage Stages and find the stage you want to configure.
  2. To set the stage as the default, click the stage's button in the Default column.
    This setting is applied to newly created ideas only.
  3. To enable voting for an idea with a particular stage applied, select the check box for that stage in the Voting On column.
  4. To set up how the stage should look in the community, click the Edit stage properties icon in the Edit column and specify the stage properties on the Edit Stage page.
    In Sample Text, you can see what the stage name will look like in the community.
    1. In Stage Name, enter the stage name. It is the test visible to users when selecting stages for ideas.
    2. In Background Color, specify the HEX color number or click Select color and choose a color for the box that surrounds the stage's name in content lists.
    3. In Text Color, specify the HEX color number or click Select color to choose a color for the stage name's text.
    4. Click Save to apply the changes.