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How to Create a News Section

  • Colleges, departments and programs that post their own news stories can create their own news section.  To set up a news section, follow the steps below:
    • Select the Base Folder and create a new folder. Call it news.  The Metadata Title should be News.
    • The News section requires a home page that you can add news article links to. Select the news folder and create a new page.  Select System and name the file index.  Browse to the Content Type by going to in the dropdown menu.  Select the News folder and select “Index-Departments” content type. Confirm your selection.
      News Content Type
    • Add the Inline Metadata Display Name and Title, as well as the Section Title information and Submit.
    • Inside the News folder, create a Year folder (example, 2015, 2016, etc.).  
    • Inside the year folder, create an index page to list the posted for the year.  For the Content Type, select “News Archive by Year-Departments. “ Confirm your selection.
    • Inside the year folder, create a month folder.  Number each folder for the month of the year like this: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11 and 12). In the folder Metadata Title field, state the month (for example 01 would be January, 12 would be December, etc.). Submit.
    • Inside the month folder, create a Month index page. For the Content Type select “News Archive by Year-Departments.”  Confirm your selection.

  • To create an article page to be posted inside the month, select the Content Type “Article-Departments.” For the system name, create a short description of article (no spaces, use hyphens. Example: article-about-news.  Submit.
    News Folders

  • For each article, you need to fill out the out the Display Name and Title fields with a descriptive short name that will be useful for Google search and the headline for the article. You must provide a one line summary of article for search and Select 'News Category' and Department within the Additional Code section.
    News Article Metadata

  • You will also need to add in "Article Start Date', 'Article End Date', and add text within the 'article text', as seen below:

article content text

  • When you publish the page, it should look something like this below.

    news preview page

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