News Flash


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Add a News Flash to My Page

Instructions

  1. Go to the front-end of your website by clicking on the Home Page icon on the top of your admin home screen
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  2. Navigate to the page where you’d like to display a particular Quick Link category
  3. Turn on Live Edit
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  4. Select the Widgets tab
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  5. Select Modules 
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  6. Drag the News Flash widget to the desired area of the page. You can drop widgets into the main content area of your page or in the Feature Column.
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    Note:
    Make sure you see a dotted container appear in the desired spot on your page before you drop your widget.
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  7. After dropping your widget, you will see the Widget Options box appear on your screen. 
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    • Skin: Allows you to select from a list of pre-created styling options for your widget
    • Header Text: The text that will appear above the News Flash (default is “Recent News”)
    • Option Set: Choose the desired Option Set (typically only Default is available depending on design)
    • Display: Set the number of items to display in your widget. If there are more items in your category then the number in this field, your citizens will see a link to View All items.
    • Category: Choose the appropriate Category or categories
    • Carousel Options: Allows you to carousel the News Flash items
    • Advanced: Allows you to set a widget breakpoint and push options
  8. Select the at the top right corner of the Widget Options box to save your options
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  9. Saving Options
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    • Save: Will save the changes to be published later
    • Save and Publish: Will save the changes and publish them to the live site
    • Save as Copy: Will save the changes as a copy

Note: A category must be published and have at least one published News Flash item in it before it will show on the front-end. If it still doesn’t show, check that a category has been selected in the Widget Options.

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