The News Manager module is our most popular module. This module allows you to inform your site’s viewers about what is happening in your organization.
If you have this module, you can access it by going to the “Modules” tab at the top of the page. This tab contains a list of the modules you or your company/organization have purchased.
When you have entered the News Manager, you will see a screen like the one below.
- Adding Articles
- Editing and Deleting Articles
- Viewing Live Articles
- Filtering Articles
- Moving Articles
To add an article, select the “Add New Article” button as seen below.
Then you will be taken to the WYSIWYG. Use the WYSIWYG to create and format your article.
***NOTE*** If the publish date and/or time is after the current time (future dating), the article will not be posted until the date/time you specified.
To edit an article, simply click on it’s title. You can also use the Edit button next to the “view” button. This will return you to the WYSIWYG so that you can edit your article there.
To delete an article, simply check the box next to the one you want to delete, then click the delete button shown below.
To see what an article will look like on your site, click the “View” button as shown below.
This button opens up your article on your site in a new tab.
***NOTE*** If you made changes to your article when your article is in another tab, click refresh to ensure that your tab registered the changes.
To filter articles, you must first go to the “Manage Articles” screen using the button shown below.
Then the following window will appear.
Then select how you want to filter: category and/or date range. Click “Filter” once you have done so.
To move an article, simply check the box to select it, then click “Move Article(s)” to move it. You can move more than one at a time.
Category management is located on the News Manager dashboard to the right of the “Recent Articles” as shown.
To add a category, simply click the “Add New Category” button and enter a name for the new category.
To edit a category, simply click on the “Edit” button next to the category you want to edit and edit it.
To delete a category, select the box next to the category and click the delete button.
These features help emphasize the importance of specific articles. Sticky articles are flagged on your site as important. Alerts come across the top of your website so that visitors can see them and visit the important article.
The following image shows what a sticky article can look like within your site
An alert bar looks like this.
There are two ways you can toggle or untoggle a sticky.
The first way is within the WYSIWYG editor. The “Sticky” setting on the side can be set to off or on, toggling a sticky.
The second way is to click the green exclamation point next to the article in the list.
Sticky articles will be highlighted in green and show up at the top of the list of Recent Articles.
There are also two ways to toggle or untoggle an Alert.
You can do it within the WYSIWYG with the on/off settings, firstly.
You can also click on the red Yield sign to toggle or untoggle an alert
Articles with Alert on will be highlighted red and appear at the very top of the Recent Articles list(above Sticky articles).