Sticky News will only work on unconverted websites. For converted websites, choose Imported News or Highlighted News.
Sticky News will only allow an unconverted website to display news items from another unconverted website. News items from converted websites are not able to appear on unconverted sites.
Only news posts will appear in Sticky News. Although it's possible to add regular Web pages to the Sticky News collection, they will not appear on your News page.
Have you seen a news post on another department or office website that you would like in your own News section? Or maybe you would like to “pin” one of your own news posts to the top of the Recent News box and your site’s main News page?
You can do this with Sticky News.
Sharing another department’s news is great. But, having two or more posts on the IUP website about the same topic may end up providing inaccurate information if one post is updated but the other is not. It also splits up Web traffic (which can result in a lower search-engine page rank) and may create confusion if more than one page is offering the same information.
Instead, using Sticky News lets you display a news item from anywhere on the IUP site without needing to actually make a news post.
Note: Sticky News is only for unconverted websites. For converted websites, choose Imported News or Highlighted News instead.
Important: Sticky News will only allow an unconverted website to display news items from another unconverted website. News items from converted websites are not able to appear on unconverted sites.
Sticky News works just like a collection.
The selected news item(s) will now appear at the top of your News page and will remain there until you remove it from the collection. It will also appear at the top of the Recent News box on your site’s homepage. This post will be in addition to the news items that appear in that box.*
You can also do this with your own news posts: for instance, if there are news posts that you want to receive attention but which keep getting pushed down the list by new posts. Just add this post to the Sticky News collection, and it will remain on top until you remove it from the collection.
Note: If you add a news post from your own news feed, it will appear twice—once in the Sticky News collection, and once in its regular position. This applies to both the Recent News box and your site’s main News page.
* If there are no news posts at all on your website and you add a Sticky News post, you may see some odd code appear above the Recent News box on your homepage. If this happens, please submit an ihelp ticket so the Web Team can assist you.
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