News Article tab

Adding a "News article" if 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
Thumbnail Recommended   Thumbnails are often square format and are used on the cover page to a news feed. Ideally have a square format image and ensure important areas are central.
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.


On the Content panel add the text and other materials that form the content of your story.

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