Ideas Application (Pro)

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Ideas Application (Pro)

Empower innovation inside your team. Make proposals and share ideas. Vote on other users initiatives. The app can be purchased individually or part of the XWiki Pro package. Try it free.

Active Installs24
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LicenseGNU Lesser General Public License 2.1
Minimal XWiki version supportedXWiki 13.10

This application provides a simple centralized system of ideas, proposals or suggestions that allows users to share some thoughts, recommend some changes or solutions that needs to be voted in order to be implemented.

There are 2 ways of displaying the list of the existing ideas in a wiki: the homepage of the application and any other wiki page that use the macro provided by the application.

The homepage lists all the submitted ideas in a livetable where the general info is displayed for each idea.
The livetable is filterable and sortable which makes it easier to query.
Each user viewing the page is able to easily detect what ideas has already voted (the votes are highlighted) and what the vote options were or who initiated the idea.
The voting can be also done without accessing the idea page, directly from the livetable, clicking on yes/no field.
A new idea can be proposed from this page using the Create button from the top of the page.


External Resources

Recent ideas macro

This macro also lists all ideas and the number of votes, but, unlike the livetable, no actions can be performed on this list. There are 2 ways of using a macro in a wiki page as also described in Writing Macros documentation:

Using the macro from WYSIWYG editor

Edit a wiki page in WYSIWYG mode and look in the tool bar for the icon (XWiki Macro) then search for Recent Ideas and set the number of ideas to be displayed.

Using the macro from wiki editor (code)

Edit the page in wiki mode and write the following code snippet:

{{ideasrecent limit=5 /}}

Where the macro parameter limit is the maximum number of ideas that you want to be displayed on your page. Its default value is 5.
If, instead, you don't want to set a maximum number of ideas, remove the limit parameter and all of them will be displayed.

This is how it will look like before adding ideas:


And after adding them:


Create new idea

In order to create a new idea, click Create button from the top of the page and the next step will display a list of available templates where you can find the one corresponding to ideas.



Idea Details

Access details by clicking on the idea.
Additional information are showed in the folowing picture:



Guests cannot vote or view the supporters list.

Installation Steps

This paid extensions requires XWiki 13.10 or above. In order to install the extension, follow the next steps inside your XWiki instance (on cloud or on premise).

Navigate to the Extension Manager

In the Applications Panel click on "More Applications..." and then "Install new applications...". Alternatively navigate directly to the Administration and select the "Extensions" section.


Install the Extension

Search for the extension you wish to install and use the Install button to install it.


Get a License

Navigate to the "Licenses" section of the Administration, fill your details, look for the extension you just installed in the live table and click the buttons to get a trial license or to buy a license.


Install the License

If you have selected a trial license then you're good and there's nothing else to do. Your trial license is automatically installed.

However if you've selected to buy a license you'll be redirected to a page to perform the payment. At the end you need to come back to the "Licenses" administration section and click on the "Check for Updates" button. This will download and apply the license you bought.

Use the Extension

Start using the Extension! Refer to the extension's documentation to know how to use it.

Installing Paid Apps on Subwikis

If you want to install an application on the whole farm (main wiki + subwikis), you can do so directly from the main wiki’s Extension Manager, as seen below:


Extensions can also be installed only on a particular subwiki by global admins. Subwiki admins will not be able to install these extensions due to their limited rights.


The price is per year and varies depending on the support level and the number of users.

Support / Users 10 25 50 100 250 500 1000 2500 5000 10000 20000
Ideas Application (Pro) is part of the XWiki Pro package. Purchasing this package you will benefit from more extensions at a better price. Check the full offer in XWiki Pro!


What do you get when you purchase an XWiki extension?

1 year license

By purchasing an XWiki extension license, you'll benefit from it during one year.

Free updates

You benefit from all the extension updates during one year. You are always up to date.

Support included

If you are facing an issue, you can reach the XWiki support. Our team is always available to help.

How to Buy

To buy, install this extension from inside your XWiki instance and follow the instructions.

Release notes


Tasks done:

#49 Upgrade parent to 13.10-3

Upgraded licensing version to 1.24.1.


Bugs fixed:

  • #46 Investigate the need of programming rights

Update the Licensing dependency version to 1.22.1


Update the Licensing dependency version to 1.22


Updated the Licensing dependency to version 1.20


Bugs fixed:

  • #43 "Hello world" error displayed when voting on an idea if the application is installed by user without programming rights.

Update the minimal supported version to XWiki 11.10.
Update the Licensing dependency to version 1.19.


Bugs fixed:

  • #35 Last author is saved as "Unknown User" when trying to vote as a Guest user.

Update the minimal supported version to XWiki 9.11.
Update the Licensing dependency to version 1.16.1.


Bugs fixed:

  • #40 When installing the ideas application on a subwiki, the application panel entry is shown on the whole farm.
  • #42 Can't vote from the Livetable on the Ideas home page.


Bugs fixed:

  • #26 Number of votes after a rollback isn't correct.


Update the Licensing dependency to version 1.14.4.


Bugs fixed:

  • #33 Additional message displayed on the application's page when there is no valid license.
  • #34 Ideas cannot be voted - 'Error while operating Ideas'.


Bugs fixed:

  • #28 "ideas.home.title" remains in the Applications panel in a Subwiki after uninstalling.
  • #29 Can't vote with the Recent Ideas macro - "This idea is not open for voting anymore" appears.

Update the Licensing dependency to version 1.14.1.

  • French


Update the Licensing dependency to version 1.13.8.


Update the Licensing dependency to version 1.13.7.


Update the Licensing dependency to version 1.13.6.


Update the Licensing dependency to version 1.13.5.


Update the Licensing dependency to version 1.13.4.


Bugs fixed:
#22 Status options don't appear at all on Firefox, Estimated cost spinner doesn't appear on IE and Edge.

Update the Licensing dependency to version 1.13.3.


Bugs fixed:
#21 Can't vote from the Livetable on the Ideas home page.
#23 Can't vote on a FR wiki.


Bugs fixed:
#17 Users can't vote on IE11 and Edge 17.
#18 Missing French Translations.

Updated translations

  • French


Bugs fixed:
#9 Ideas template improvement.
#15 Syntax errors when accessing Ideas Application.

Update the Licensing dependency to version 1.13.2.
Updated translations

  • French


Bugs fixed:
#5 Voting buttons are not updating in realtime.
#12 Supporters of an idea are not updated after a vote.


Update the Licensing dependency to version 1.13.


Update the Licensing dependency to version 1.12.2.


Update the Licensing dependency to version 1.12.1.


Improve the message displayed when there is no valid license.
Remove the App Within Minutes Application dependency.
Bug fixed: Fix the 'Status' column to display all ideas, not only the Open ones.
Update the Licensing dependency to version 1.8.
Fix the homepage's title.


Initial paid version.

Extension details

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  • GNU Lesser General Public License 2.1




  • xar

Developed by


  • Requires XWiki 13.10 or above.

Installable with the Extension Manager


  • com.xwiki.ideas:application-ideas-api 1.14
  • com.xwiki.licensing:application-licensing-licensor-api 1.24.1
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