Adding a "News article" for sites using the articles system:
Starting a new post
Go to the "News" or "Articles" tab and select New...
On the Settings section complete the following fields...
|Title||Required||Enter the story title, keep it succinct - this will become the primary link to the article.|
|Panel ID||Required||Leave as-is with the auto-generated ID.|
|Description||Required||Enter a short sentence description of your article|
|Note||Optional||Not used on the web site. Literally a place where you can leave a note to provide info to yourself or colleagues.|
|Categories||Optional||It's possible to categorise articles that can then be used to filter the articles - for example schools will often categorise an article by Year Group and subject matter such as Art, Sport, STEM, and Camps.|
|Thumbnail||Recommended||A square or landscape image is ideal as long as the main focus is central to the image so that it still works when the image is cropped into a square.|
|Publish Date||Required||[NB: Set the date last - only when article content is completed and is ready to go online]. Choose the date/time this article is published. Once set, if you need to take an article offline you will need to clear the date. Setting a future publish date will trigger the page to go online on that date. This is handy if you want to schedule items in advance.|
|Expiry Date||Optional||Setting an expiry date will take the page offline on that date.|
|Status||Required||Set to Online to make the article accessible - please note - to take an article Offline the publish date will need to be cleared.|
|Target||Not Required||The target type determines if the link opens a "new window" / "browser tab" or triggers a "pop-up" to overlay the current window. If no target is set the link loads in the same window - which is most often recommended and the default setting.|
Under the Content tab put together the text and images to create your news story.
See the example pictured below showing the Settings panel of a news feed Article filled out.
Sample Article content - in this instance the article text is in the first editing region with photo gallery underneath to display the student's work.