News element

 The News element is used to display posts from News Manager on your Composer page, in a variety of different formats.

news.png

Element Settings

In addition to the common element settings, the News element includes the following configuration options.

  • Display:  

    • news posts: This option will display only posts assigned to a Category in News Manager. Select to display posts from “All categories” or “Some categories.” If “Some categories” is selected, a dropdown of all categories from News Manager will be shown.

    • group announcements: This option will display only posts assigned to specific roles and/or groups under “Portal Announcement Elements” in News Manager. Only logged-in constituents will be able to see any posts in this element, according to their role or group membership, so it is best to use this on access-controlled pages.

    • news posts & group announcements: This option will display both public news and private announcements. Select to display posts from “All categories” or “Some categories.” If “Some categories” is selected, a dropdown of all categories from News Manager will be shown.

  • Display Archived Posts: Posts that have an expiration date set in News Manager will only be shown on News elements with this checkbox selected.

  • Display [X] items from: Select to display between 1 and 50 of the most recent items, or choose a day range or a date range.

  • Display option to [Load More News]: Displays a button (with customizable text) to load more posts after the initial ones are displayed. If a day or date range has been set, this button will only appear until all posts from the specified range are shown.

  • Date Format: Set the format for displaying post dates.

  • Date Separator: Configure the character used to separate day, month, and year digits when dates are displayed numerically.

  • Time Format: Set the format for displaying the time posted.

List, Grid, and Slideshow

  • Display alerts and feed controls: This option displays two icons where users can choose to sign up for alerts by text message and/or email, or subscribe to an RSS feed.

  • Pop-up Details: If the element is set to “Open In Popup,” choose from the following article elements to display in the popup window.

    • Title  

    • Author  

    • Categories  

    • Date  

    • Time  

    • Rich Text Summary  

    • Body  

    • Callout  

  • Show Thumbnail: Can be configured to display before or after the title with variable sizes, shapes, and alignment.

  • Display Comment Form and User Comments: If comments have been enabled for the post, they can be shown in the popup window with this checkbox.

  • Post Details: Choose from the following article elements to display about each post on the main element.

    • Author  

    • Categories  

    • Date  

    • Time  

    • Rich Text Summary  

    • Body  

    • Picture: Can be configured to display before or after the title with variable sizes, shapes, and alignment.

    • Link titles to post details

    • Show [Read more] Link

  • Open In: If either link to post details is enabled, details can be set to open in a Popup, or in a News Post element on the same page or another page. 

List

  • Display Sharing Buttons: Allow users to easily share a post on social media or email by including icons for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and email below each post.

Grid

  • Show [X] posts wide: Choose how many columns the grid will contain.

Slideshow

  • Scrolling: Select either a "vertical" or "horizontal" orientation for this slideshow.

  • User Control Type: Use the dropdown to choose how end users can manually advance the slides. You can choose to overlay a series of clickable dots along the bottom of the slideshow, left and right arrows on the edges, both control types, or neither (meaning users will not be able to manually advance/repeat slides at all).

  • Autoplay: Select whether or not the slideshow should automatically cycle through news posts, and if so, how long each post should remain on the screen.

  • Show [X] items per slide: Set how many news items are displayed at a time in the slideshow.

  • Transition effect: Choose how the slide transitions are animated - posts can either “slide” or “fade” into one another.

Post

  • Display specific news post: This element can be used to display a specific post, which is designated by the news ID, shown in the URL of the post in News Manager.

  • Override page's title and metadata: This option will display the title of the News post in the title bar of the browser, instead of the page name.

  • Display Sharing Buttons: Allow users to easily share a post on social media or email by including icons for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and email in the post.

  • Post Details: Choose from the following article elements to display about each post on the main element.

    • Title

    • Author  

    • Categories  

    • Date  

    • Time  

    • Rich Text Summary  

    • Body  

    • Callout

    • Show Thumbnail: Can be configured to display before or after the title with variable sizes, shapes, and alignment.

  • Ignore URL Parameters: If this option is selected, the news post displayed in the element by default will remain even if user-selected criteria would normally override it.

Was this article helpful?
0 out of 0 found this helpful
Have more questions? Submit a request

Comments

0 comments

Please Sign in to leave a comment if you don't see the comment box below.