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Post a News Item

Posting news using the CMS is very similar to making a regular webpage. 

If you are not a web maintainer and wish to post a news item, please see How to Suggest a News Item.

Is there a news post on another IUP page that you’d like on your site? Don’t make a duplicate news post—use the Sticky News option instead.

Creating a News Post

  1. To post news, first go to your Workarea.
  2. At the top of the Workarea, click Content.
    Content tab
  3. On the left side of your Workarea, find your unit website folder. Within that folder, find the News subfolder. Beneath your News folder, you will see what appears to be another subfolder, indicated with a special folder icon and labeled with your unit’s name, followed by “News.” For example, see “Web Team News” in the image below.Important: Do not post news items in the “News” folder. This will only create a regular webpage, which will not be added to your site’s news feed. News items must be posted in the “[your department/office name] News” folder instead.News folder
  4. In the “[your department/office name] News” folder, on the right side of your Workarea, mouse over New on the toolbar, and on the pull-down menu, select HTML Post.New HTML Post
  5. Give the news post a title. This is what will appear as the headline for the news item.
  6. Enter the content of the post, as you would for any content item.
  7. Under the Summary tab, enter a short description of the post. Check the appropriate box under Subjects. (Do not worry about entering Tags.) If the categories provided do not suit your typical news posts, please contact the Web Team to have different categories added.news post summary tab
  8. When finished, submit the post for publishing, as you would any other content item.

Displaying the Recent News Box on Your Page

The Recent News box will automatically display on your unit’s home page. The titles of the five most recently published news items are set to display automatically in the box.

The Recent News box will display from one to five of the most recent news items. This is determined by the Configuration file in your site’s main folder. For help editing this, please contact the Web Team.

If you need to make the Recent News box appear on your home page or on an additional page, follow this process:

  1. In the Workarea, navigate to the main content block for the page on which you want the Recent News block to appear.
  2. Open up the content block for editing.
  3. Go to the Metadata tab, and go to the News Block.
  4. Click Edit. The Library screen will appear.
  5. On the left side of the screen, navigate to your unit’s News folder.
  6. On the right side of the screen, double click on the News content item. (This is not a news item; it is a descriptive, introductory content block for your news page.)
  7. The News item will appear at the bottom of the screen, with a checked box to the left of it. Click the Save button. The News block will now be added to the metadata.
  8. Submit the content for publishing, as you would any other content item.

Removing the Recent News Box from Your Page

The process of removing the Recent News box from a page is similar to that of adding it:

  1. Navigate to the main content block for the page where you want remove the Upcoming News.
  2. Open up the content block for editing.
  3. Go to the Metadata tab, and go to the News Block.
  4. Click on Clear. The Recent News box will be removed from the metadata.
  5. Submit the content for publishing, as you would any other content item.
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