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Idea Stimulation System for WordPress by CreativeMinds

The Ideal feedback and idea management system supports the creative process of generating, developing, and communicating new ideas. It supports employee-driven innovation and can help as a teaching and learning assessment tool.

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This plugin turns your WordPress site into an idea factory. Frontend submission option allows users to submit ideas and vote up or down from the front-end.

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Idea Stimulation System For WordPress

The Idea Stimulation plugin adds the option to build an ideation feedback and management system (the capacity for or the act of forming or entertaining ideas).

It can help to support the creative process of generating, developing, and communicating new ideas. This can support all stages of a thought cycle, from innovation, to development, to actualization.

The Idea Stimulation Process

Posting New Ideas

The process of idea stimulation starts by posting a new idea and describing exactly what it is you want to generate new ideas about. You can add video to demonstrate your idea and also set goals of how many approvals need to be reached.

While posting new ideas user should try to capture the true essence of what they are looking for in as few words as possible. A vague description will usually yield equally vague results.

Screen Showing Existing Ideas and option to Post New Ones
Screen Showing Existing Ideas and option to Post New Ones

Collaborating on Posted Ideas

Users participating in the system can respond to the idea posted, add comments and also vote.

Looking at all ideas posted under a specific category can shows which ideas gained more approvals and responses and which did not pick up. This is a useful aid when trying to brainstorm and facilitate new ideas and creativity within a group of people, students or within a workplace.

Screen showing a screen containing all details related to one posted idea
Screen showing a screen containing all details related to one posted idea

Administrators can moderate new ideas posted and also responses for each idea. Administrators can also define who can post new ideas and who can respond to ideas posted. Access restrictions can also be set to define who can view the content related to the idea.

Using the Idea Stimulation Plugin for WordPress

  • Let users brainstorm ideas, post and manage ideas with this idea management plugin on your WordPress site
  • Let other users add their thoughts and comments as well as gather helpful ideas
  • Set approval goals and ask user to approve the idea
  • Add categories and set additional fields for submitting ideas for each category so that users can keep their ideas organized

Working with both the Answers Plugin and the Idea Stimulation Plugin

This plugin comes bundled with the CM Answers plugins. When installed together with CM Answers the look and feel of CM Answers will change to reflect the way an ideation tool work.

If you want to keep both options working together (Questions and Answers together with the online Idea Stimulator) you will need to run two instances of CM Answers on a MultiSite environment or on a separate domain.

All license activation issues related to running more than one installation are covered upon buying the AddOn. This means that we will alter the needed license activation limits to support both functionalities

Idea Stimulation Plugin Localization and Supported Languages

Easily Localize the Q&A Forum

All front-end labels can easily be changed to any language so the user interface will speak your language. As well as this we already have a PO/MO files for many languages covering all plugin front-end interaction.
Plugin Labels Settings
Plugin Labels Settings

Supported languages includes: Spanish, Polish, German, Danish, French, Italian, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish.

We will be happy to assist building other PO/MO files upon user request.

Idea Stimulator Prerequisite Plugin

CM Answers – Is bundled with the Idea system addon

Idea Stimulation Plugin Features

Please check the user guide to learn more about this plugin.

  • Custom Fields – Add custom fields for each category to make the ideas facilitation structured within defined guidelines and requirements.
  • Categories – Each idea can be posted under a specific category. Users can view all ideas by filtering the category name.
  • Access Restrictions – Admin can define who can post new ideas, who can answer and also who can view.
  • Moderation – Admin can moderate new ideas posted and also moderate responses posted to each idea.
  • Goals – The Idea poster can set a goal for the number of approvals they are expecting for the idea.
  • Idea voting system – Idea voting system allows users to Vote up or down for the idea.
  • Customize the idea – Posted customizable idea can be edited and improved by the Admin.
  • Attachments – CM idea stimulator gives an option to add an attachment where user can attach documents and images to the idea posted or to responses.
  • Single idea page – Single idea page feature lets admin choose if the idea can be added to the list or separate on a page.
  • Video – The Idea poster can add a video to better explain the idea.
  • Notifications – User can follow an idea thread and see all responses made to it. Users can also follow a category to see all new ideas posted and all responses made to these ideas.
  • Frontend Submission – Frontend submission feature lets logged in users submit original ideas from the frontend.
  • Labels – All text labels are customized and can be adjusted to the specific use case and terminology set.
  • Responses – Users viewing the idea posted can add their response and can also comment on other peoples’ responses .

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Idea Stimulation Plugin Online Demo

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This demo shows how a logged-in user can post a new idea, support an existing idea or post comments to a posted idea. Non Logged in users can only view the ideas posted.

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Idea Stimulation Plugin Additional Addons and Modules

The following list is additional modules and addons which can be installed together with the Idea Stimulation Plugin to provide additional functionality

Idea Stimulation Plugin Related Add Ons

Ask the Expert
This plugin provides an efficient ask the expert system for WordPress users. Just ask a question, simple or lengthy, and get an answer to your question quickly from a verified expert online. The system supports having multiple experts on various topics and categories.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]
Answers Anonymous Posting
An Add-on for the CM Answers plugin that adds the option for non logged-in users to post questions & answers on your discussion forum. Anonymous postings are Captcha protected and can be moderated by the admin to avoid spam.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]
Answers Visual Widgets
Add-On for the CM Answers Plugin. Set of six fun visualization tools which enhance your WordPress forum by highlighting your questions, tags and categories. The visualization tools comes in two forms, widgets and shortcodes
[ Video]  [ Userguide]
Answers Import and Export
Add-on for the CM Answers Plugin. Provides you with an easy tool to backup your CM Answers data and move it from one site to another. The output is stored on a file using the CSV format. It includes all questions, answers, categories, tags and links to the files and images
[ Video]  [ Userguide]
AnsPress Import for Answers
Import questions, answers, comments, votes and categories from the AnsPress plugin into CM Answers. Useful for several cases, such as moving all your data created using the AnsPress Plugin into CM Answers.
[ Userguide]
Answers PeepSo Integration
This AddOn for CM Answers and PeepSo supports adding the questions and answers functionality to a Peepso social network. A new tab will appear on PeepSo members profile to show questions and answers posted by members.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]
Answers Payment
Charge users for posting Question and Answers. Set a price per question, answer or category and users will only complete the action after payment. Supports both the EDD and WooCommerce cart systems.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]

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[ Video]  [ Userguide]
FAQ Knowledge Base and Widget
This plugin builds a frequently asked question (FAQ) knowledge base on your WordPress site. The plugin allows your WordPress users to search the frequently asked questions (FAQ) and vote for the best answers. Categorize frequently asked questions or create a FAQ forum for users.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]
Table of Contents
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Idea Stimulation Plugin Frequently Asked Questions

Please check the user guide to learn more about this plugin.

Can I change the labels of this plugin

Sure. All labels can be changed and adjusted to your needs. This is done through the plugin settings and does not need any coding.

Can I restrict the posting of new ideas to specific users or per roles

Yes. the plugin support access restrictions so you can define who can post new ideas and who can comment or add suggestions to them.

Can I be notified when new ideas are posted

Yes. Within the notification settings of the plugin you can set to send a notification when new ideas are posted

Can I moderate new ideas before they get published

Yes. The plugin supports moderation. This is set using the plugin settings so new ideas will not be shown before they are moderated first

Can I merge duplicate ideas?

No, the admin can minimize the duplicate ideas by turning on the moderation option under the settings.

Does this plugin has idea request system feature ?

Users can post an idea which will be viewable for all other users. It does not need special idea request system .

Can this plugin be used as WordPress contact form ?

This plugin is similar to the contact form plugins, but not the exact match .

Still have questions? Send us a message and we will reply within 24 hours.

 

 

Version 1.2.2 22nd Apr 2018

  • Removed duplicated tags section from question snippet on the questions page.
  • Fixed CSS clear issue.

Version 1.2.1 14th Mar 2018

  • Fixed issue with selecting the featured image for a question.
  • Fixed loading JS and CSS files.

Version 1.2.0 7th Mar 2018

  • Added option to have the approve ideas feature only in selected categories.

Version 1.0.9 8th June 2017

  • Updated licensing dashboard.

Version 1.0.8 28th April 2017

  • CSS improvements.

Version 1.0.7 27th July 2016

  • Updated licensing dashboard.

Version 1.0.6 15th June 2016

  • CSS improvements.

Version 1.0.5 24th May 2016

  • Updated licensing dashboard.

Version 1.0.4 20th March 2016

  • Updated licensing api support.

Version 1.0.3 25th Feb 2016

  • Added automatic updates from plugin dashboard
  • Replaced plugin admin interface including license activation and userguide

Plugin Release 1.0.2 24th Jan 2016

  • Updated licensing api support.
  • CSS Improvments

Plugin Release 1.0.0 22nd Oct 2015