Brightspot CMS User Guide

Configuring your profile

Your profile is divided into two main tabs: Main and CMS. Each tab has specific settings you can configure. The Main tab focuses on your settings as a user such as username, password, etc. The CMS tab focuses on how Brightspot appears to you when you use it in terms of dashboards, themes, etc.

If the Assignment Desk plugin is enabled for your site, you will see a third tab labeled Assignment Desk.

To configure your profile:

  1. In the header , click your username, then click Profile. The Profile widget appears.
  2. Select either the Main or CMS tab.
  3. Using the following tables as a reference, configure your profile to best meet your needs in Brightspot.
  4. Click Save.

The following tables describe the available profile settings in each tab.
Profile settings—Main tab

Name The name associated with items you create. This name appears in various widgets in Brightspot, such as Recent Activity.
Email Your email address.
Username The username you use to log in to Brightspot.

The password used for logging in to Brightspot.

You have two choices:

  • Keep Same - your password remains what is has been.
  • Change - allows you to change your password. You must re-authenticate with your current password to make this change.

Your avatar.

  • None—No avatar.
  • New Upload—Displays a field for uploading an avatar.
  • New URL—Displays a field for entering an avatar’s URL.

Sets your language and location.

Setting the locale has two effects:

  • Brightspot’s appearance changes to the selected language. For example, if you select Spanish, Brightspot appears in Spanish. If the selected language is not available, Brightspot appears in English.
  • Brightspot uses associated dictionaries to spell-check your text.
Time Zone Sets your time zone.
Phone Number Your phone number for receiving text messages from Brightspot.
Delivery Methods

Displays the delivery methods you have set up for notifications.

Click add_circle_outline to add additional methods.


Displays your subscriptions.

Click add_circle_outline to add additional subscriptions.

Automatic Subscriptions Automatic subscriptions are configured by your administrator. You can specify your default delivery methods for all of them, as well as override or disable on an individual basis.

The Slack menu displays any Slack accounts you have linked to your Brightspot account. You can configure Slack as one of your delivery methods for notifications.

Profile settings—CMS Tab


Sets the dashboard you see when you log into Brightspot.

This setting has three options:

  • None—You use the dashboard associated with your role.
  • One Off—Selecting this option allows you to create a one-off dashboard for your own use.
  • Shared—A shared dashboard that has been previously created and you select from the menu.
Edit Existing Content Allows you to add specific assets to your Quick Start widget for easy access. For instance, perhaps you edit the same page every week. You can set that page so it appears in your Quick Start widget so you do not have to search for it.
Content Templates
Global Defaults List of available default templates. If blank, the default templates flow from your role’s default templates (if any).
Global Extras List of available extra templates. If blank, the extra templates flow from your role’s extra templates (if any).
Site Specific Defaults Overrides the default templates for individual sites. If blank, the site-specific default templates flow from your role’s site-specific default templates (if any).
Site Specific Extras Overrides the extra templates for individual sites. If blank, the site-specific extra templates flow from your role’s site-specific extra templates (if any).
Enable Post Publish Actions If toggled on, Brightspot provides suggestions for positioning assets after they are published. For more information, see Post-publishing actions.
Open Post Publish Actions Automatically If toggled on, Brightspot displays the widget for post-publish positioning after the asset is first published. If toggled off, you can still access post-publish positioning by clicking more_horiz > Post Publish Actions. For more information, see Post-publishing actions.
Inline Editing

Items you can edit using the inline editor.

  • Disabled—Inline editor is not available.
  • Only Main Content—You can edit the item but not its subsidiary items.
  • All Contents—You can edit the item and the subsidiary items. For example, if an article contains an author item, you can modify both the article and the author.
Return to Dashboard on Save If marked, you automatically return to the dashboard after saving changes to an item.
Return to Dashboard on Workflow If marked, you automatically return to the dashboard after adding an item to a workflow.
Disable Navigate Away Alert

If marked, you do not receive a message when leaving the content edit page without saving or publishing. The following illustration is an example of a navigate-away alert.

Navigate away alert.png
Unsaved changes alert

Disable Work In Progress Disables the work-in-progress feature. When toggled on, this feature maintains live backups of work if your Brightspot session unexpectedly ends.
Global Theme Override Displays previews using the selected theme.
Site Theme Overrides Displays previews using the selected theme for the selected site.

Profile Settings—Assignment Desk

This tab is only visible if the Assignment Desk plugin has been enabled.

Field Description
Team Member Role Expand and select your role. If your role isn't available you can click Create New to add your role.
Contact Information

Click Set to display the contact information fields:

  • Email—Enter the email address you want to use as your contact email for Assignment Desk.
  • PhoneNumber—Enter the phone number you want to use as your contact phone for Assignment Desk.
  • SlackDisplayName—Enter the Slack ID you want to use as your Slack contact for Assignment Desk.
Notes Enter any special information pertaining to your Assignment Desk profile.
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