News Listing

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Add a News Listing Module

  1. Navigate to the page where you want to add a Listing.

  2. Click the Content Modules dropdown list.
    Select News Listing and hover over the arrow; the News Listing Type options will be shown. When you hover over a News Listing Type, the mouse cursor will change to. You can then click and hold on the News Listing Type to drag and drop it onto the page.

    Manage Module Settings
    Manage Article Order
    Edit a Listing Module Display Format
    Create and Manage News Articles

    Manage Module Settings

    1.  Click Content Builder to make it active. The light bulb will change to yellow. Click  to edit the News Listing module. The first items you can edit are the Content Module Name and Audience.

    Audience - Specify the audience who can see this module. You can allow everyone or only certain members to view the information.  The default is Everyone.

    • Everyone - Audience does not need to be logged in to view this content.
    • Logged In - Members must be logged in to view this content.
    • Role - Only members who fit the criteria for a certain role (i.e., Class of 1992, Current Students, or Female alumni) will be able to see this content.
      Choose from the previously created list of roles in the dual list box and use the 
      arrows to select. 
      • Deny Access to the following:  You may also exclude certain groups from the Audience by using this checkbox.  Then, choose from the previously created list of roles and use the arrows to select a group to exclude. 
        For example, you could include Everyone in the Audience except the Class of 2008:
                     - Select Everyone in the first list box.
                     - Click the checkbox to Deny Access to the following.
                     - Select Class of 2008 in the second list box.

    2.  You can also modify the Display Options (shown below).

    • Display Limit: This sets the maximum number of items that can be displayed.  Enter the number of news articles you would like to have displayed on the page.  If you have lots of articles or a lot of other content on the page, this is a good way to limit the amount of space taken up by news articles.

    • Order By: Options are Custom, Reverse Chronological, Chronological, or Content Name (alphabetical). 
      • Reverse Chronological - Show the most recent items at the top of the listing - this is the default mode for News Listings, so that the most recent News article appears at the top of the Listing.
      • Chronological - Shows the items in the order that they appear in terms of dates ( today's items first, followed by those for tomorrow etc. ) This is the default mode for Event listings.
      • Content Name - Organizes the items alphabetically.
      • Custom - Select this if you want to apply your own custom sort order to a listing. If enabled, an additional sorting icon will appear where you can set your sort order for the listing items.
      • Group by Date: This organizes the items so that they are grouped by their assigned dates - such as all items for 3/1/18 then all items for 3/2/18, etc.

    • Enable Rolling Dates: Enables the content and the calendar to automatically rollover to the new month/year. This setting determines if the Listing will show only the current week or monthly listing of items, via the date filter, or if it will show 7 days or 30 days out from the current date.  For example, enabling this setting means that the Listing will show all items in a monthly view 30 days out from today; but if not enabled, the it will show only those items, both past and upcoming, for the current month.

    • RSS Options
      • Enable RSS:  Use this checkbox to enable or disable an RSS Feed for the Listing / Calendar. Checking this option puts an RSS icon at the bottom of the News content block and allows users to sign up to automatically receive the RSS feed of this information. 
      • Enable Custom XML: Enables you to reuse text.  For Admin use only. This enables client developers to define their own custom XML output for this Listing / Calendar.  This option only appears on the web site to authorized administrators.
        • NOTE:  this is something you will need to develop on your own. You will need to find and configure an application to consume the feed.

    • Filter Options:  Selecting one or more of these options will put a drop down menu at the top of the News Listing to allow you to filter the articles that are shown.
      • Show Date Filter:  Filter articles by date. Provides users the ability filter the Listing  / Calendar by weekly or monthly views.  This also uses the Enable Rolling Dates setting above.
      • Show Content Filter:  Filter articles for specific content. Provides users the ability to filter the Listing / Calendar content by the various Content Types that are included in this particular Listing / Calendar.
      • Show Archive Filter:  Filter archived information. Provide users a dropdown filter for retrieving archive content.  The admin view of this filter includes any future items to be published at a later date.

    • Show Title:  Selecting this option puts the page title above the News Listing or allows you to enter a custom title using the content editor. Use this option and custom tokens to format the heading of the Listing. The available tokens are in the Tokens dropdown embedded in the content Editor. These tokens will display a data range based on whether the Enable rolling dates setting is on or off. 
      If on, then the date range will be from today's date to 30 (or 7) days out.
      If off, then the date range will be just for that current month (or week).

      The short or long version of the token refer to the display as 12/14/18, or as December 14, 2018.

    3.  Content Options:  Select the Content Type for your module.

    • Content Types: Use the multi-select listbox to identify which of the available Content Types that you would like automatically included in this Listing / Calendar.  Use the Ctrl or shift keys to select / de-select multiple items in this list.
    • Community Content Options:  Indicate here if you want News Items (News Listing) created in the legacy systems of the Online Community to be automatically included in this listing.

    NOTE: You will NOT mark the box to have Community News included since you will be working in the new tools only.

    4. Click Save and then Load Content. Content Module Name: Enter the name for this particular Listing / Calendar. It can also be edited.

    Manage Article Sort Order

    1.  If you set the Order By: to Custom, you will see. Clicking on this icon allows you to edit the order of the articles.

    2.  Click on the item and use the ‘Move’ direction buttons to arrange the articles.

    3.  Click Save.

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