Text widgets are useful for adding labels and non-numerical information to a dashboard. In addition to displaying a simple plain text message, they're also flexible enough to accept a range of HTML tags, opening up the possibility of adding lists, tables and even clickable links to your dashboard.
Start by clicking 'Add widget' within your dashboard.
You'll then be given the option to add up to four 'messages' which can be set to Text, Alert or Info. Alert and Info messages add a small icon to highlight a message.
Adding more than one message to a text widget will make the widget cycle through several messages, up to a maximum of 4 messages.
We’ve released an update to our text widget that now enables you to add simple, clear headings to groups of widgets, or your dashboard as a whole. Headings have a larger font size than widget titles, and are useful for adding extra context to your metrics that can be seen from a distance.
Within our text widget, you’ll now see the option to create headings that are 1, 2, 3 or 4 widgets wide, or ‘full width’ for larger dashboards.
A list of HTML tags that are allowed in a text widget can be found here. Adding a snippet of HTML is as simple as writing it directly into the Message field when configuring the widget.
Note: Text widgets do not support iframes.