Documentation for JIRA 4.2. Documentation for other versions of JIRA is available too.

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The Text gadget displays your specified HTML text on the dashboard.

The Text gadget is disabled by default as it allows users to enter arbitary HTML. To enable the text gadget, please refer to Enabling Plugins section.

What does it look like?

The Text gadget should appear as follows on the dashboard:


This gadget is only available if your JIRA administrator has enabled the 'Text' module in the 'JIRA Gadgets Plugin'. It is disabled by default because it is a potential security risk, as it can contain arbitrary HTML which could potentially make your JIRA system vulnerable to XSS attacks.

Adding the 'Text' Gadget to your Dashboard

  1. Go to your JIRA dashboard and click 'Add Gadget'.
  2. The 'Gadget Directory' will appear. Locate the 'Text' gadget and click the 'Add it Now' button. Then click the 'Finished' button at the bottom of the Gadget Directory.
  3. The Text gadget will appear on your dashboard as follows, ready for you to configure:
    1. 'Title'  — type a heading for this gadget.
    2. 'Body'  — type the body text; this may include HTML.
  4. Click the 'Save' button.
To move the gadget to a different position on the dashboard, simply drag-and-drop. You can also change the look and behaviour of the gadget.